Since there has been a wide variety of comments on the origin of “my accent” I feel compelled to update you on the latest. On Saturday night, Curt and I were on the Rooftop at The Vendue, for the second time that day. This was not by choice, but due to Curt’s propensity to leave… Continue reading Accent Update…From the Rooftops
Since I have been down here at least two people that I can remember, which probably means there are more that I can’t, told me “I really like your accent!”. My first response was “Thank you” (because my mama raised me right), but my first thought was ‘what accent?’ I finally asked someone what my… Continue reading Wait… What Accent?
I was thinking about how serious my blog posts have been. Because this has been such a life change for me it has sparked a lot of introspective thoughts, that- and I have a lot of time to myself. So I started thinking about how things are different down here. No judgement as to good… Continue reading And on a Lighter Note…
It’s my fault, the newness is wearing off and I’ve been getting down to the business of life. Even though I am in this beautiful city there are still bills to pay and bathrooms to clean. It’s just life. I find myself getting comfortable in my neighborhood. I recognize the young mom, with her baby… Continue reading To think in such a place, I led such a life
“There are no strangers here, only friends you haven’t met yet.” -William Butler Yeats… Continue reading There Are No Strangers Here
Up to this point I have taken you on a visual journey, showed you the sights ranging from camellias to canines, so I think it’s time I call an audible. Like any region in the country, Charleston has it’s own language. Just like everyone in New York City knows Houston Street is “How-stun” not “Hew-stun”,… Continue reading I’m “From Off”
Today I had the pleasure of taking part in a cooking demonstration at Charleston Cooks! (Yes, the exclamation point is in the name, I am not just getting overly excited about that sentence). They bill themselves as “a maverick kitchen store” and they live up to their name. When you walk into the store you… Continue reading Chef Blair and Charleston Cooks!
Since I live in a very small place with a big dog, I spend a good deal of time taking Mack for walks and to the dog park. I also bring him with me to the bank, CVS and anywhere else I need to go that doesn’t sell food, and no one seems to mind.… Continue reading Charleston is Going to the Dogs
Normally technology is my friend (unlike other people, to whom I am married, who shall remain nameless) but not today. After spending hours doing exactly what the directions said I should do, I debated my options. As someone smarter and more patient than me once said “move a muscle, change a thought”, so I stopped… Continue reading Recovering on Tradd Street
Cast iron, that is. One of my goals while I’m down here was to get a used cast iron pan. Why used? Because the more you use cast iron, the better it gets. The way I figured it, if I didn’t have a lot of cooking experience, at least my pan would. I was able… Continue reading Striking While the Iron is Hot