|Sermet's, King St., Charleston, S.C.|
24 October 2014
20 October 2014
|Charleston Harbor, Charleston, S.C.|
Charleston has once again ranked highly in the Conde Naste Reader's Choice Best Cities listing - as it should. I use the list to see where else I still need to go.
In other news, here is an article titled, "In All the Ancient Circles”: Tourism and the Decline of Charleston’s Elite Families" by Jack Trotter giving another look at what tourism on such a successful scale has done to the lowcountry.
19 October 2014
|Chef Sean Brock, Book Signing, Charleston, S.C.|
Sean Brock is the chef behind the game-changing restaurants Husk and McCrady’s, and his first book offers all of his inspired recipes. With a drive to preserve the heritage foods of the South, Brock cooks dishes that are ingredient-driven and reinterpret the flavors of his youth in Appalachia and his adopted hometown of Charleston. The recipes include all the comfort food (think food to eat at home) and high-end restaurant food (fancier dishes when there’s more time to cook) for which he has become so well-known. Brock’s interpretation of Southern favorites like Pickled Shrimp, Hoppin’ John, and Chocolate Alabama Stack Cake sit alongside recipes for Crispy Pig Ear Lettuce Wraps, Slow-Cooked Pork Shoulder with Tomato Gravy, and Baked Sea Island Red Peas. This is a very personal book, with headnotes that explain Brock’s background and give context to his food and essays in which he shares his admiration for the purveyors and ingredients he cherishes.
16 October 2014
|The power of the magnet!|
Whenever it gets quiet in the MRI room I ask them to demonstrate the power of the magnet with a pair of scissor on a band just because I get such a kick out it. I learn something each time I do one of these career evenings. The staff in this area all seem to enjoy their jobs and each technologist thinks their equipment is the best. I suspect we sparked some career interest this evening. Thanks to the team in the Imaging Department at Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital!
|Future health care professionals from Ft. Dorchester High School|
14 October 2014
|Eggs in Happy Bay, Djupivogur, Iceland|
13 October 2014
|Murals at Avondale, Charleston, S.C.|
I attended the city planning report on the future of my part of town - West Ashley, this evening. West Ashley has been left out of the revitalization that has been going on the upper peninsula and Mount Pleasant. They showed lots of fancy dreams and hope for the Citadel Mall area, the Bees Ferry traffic circle and Sam Rittenburg Boulevard. If a quarter of it comes true I will be pleased!
12 October 2014
|Johns Island, S.C.|
I had dinner on the dock at dusk last night watching the birds swoop down over the gold tinted autumn marsh. It was a perfect lowcountry evening.
11 October 2014
|Avondale 5K, Charleston, S.C.|
Congratulations to the winners and participants!