Strawberries in January

January Strawberries

In the midst of the bitter cold of a Carolina winter, I often find myself daydreaming about fresh juicy strawberries.

I think about how, if they were in season, I’d eat strawberries and homemade whipped cream for dessert after every meal!!

January Strawberries

This year, however, there’s no need for daydreams.

This is actually happening. It’s been so warm and mild this winter that there are fresh juicy local tasty strawberries sitting on the counter waiting to be devoured one by one.

There’s no recipe in this post, I’m just bragging because the appearance of springtime fruits in winter has made me giddy with excitement.

Hope y’all have a great weekend,

XO

Charleston Spice Co.

January Strawberries

Roasting oysters & giving thanks

Hey, it’s been a while, huh? (embarrassed blush)

That’s on me, sorry, sometimes a girl gets all caught up in living life and eating all the food that the blogging and the photo editing fall to the wayside, ya know? (bashful giggle)

A lot has happened.

A lot of food has been prepared.

And consumed.

So let’s start slow, with a recent highlight from Thanksgiving:

Oysters

It’s not really Thanksgiving without an oyster roast.

And what a great way to start the feasting. With oysters, you are forced to pace yourself. There’s no wolfing down an entire tray of hors d’oeurvres or gulping down a whole bowl of homemade chex mix, you have to work for each little slimy nugget.

Oysters

And while you work you chat and catch up. Or you quietly plan how to pack your plate with the proper ratio of food.

This post doesn’t have a recipe, I’m taking small steps to get back into this blogging thing. One whole month and I’m outta shape! But there are so many things to look forward to: marshmallows, cranberry sauce, popcorn nachos….

You read that right, popcorn nachos. That’s not a joke, it’s a future blog post. Stay tuned.

XO

Charleston Spice Co

Oysters

Grilled Corn

Grilled Corn

If I could write a love song about corn I would.

Cream it, grill it, pan fry it, throw it in a stew.

No matter what you do, I’ll love it. And I might even love you.

It’s an epic sort of love, I posted about grilled corn last year and I’ll probably post about it next year too.

I mean, look at this beauty:

Grilled Corn

Talk about tasty. YUM.

We pulled back the husk, stripped out those little white hairs, rubbed on some olive oil, and then lovingly sprinkled Grill Seasoning on all the cobs. Then we wrapped them back into their husks and tied them with string to keep all that goodness inside:

Grilled Corn

 

Then we threw those puppies on the grill and let the magic happen.

Grilled Corn

*sigh* Isn’t summer marvelous?

Let’s stay this way forever,

XO

Charleston Spice Co.

Grilled Corn