Category Archives: Summer dishes

Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks: Beach+Food+Perfect Man=Romance

By: Christy With the release of Nicholas’ Sparks most recent book-turned-move, Safe Haven, I felt inspired to post about the book. Even though there are a few unique (and by unique I mean unique to Nicholas Sparks’ usual story line, … Continue reading

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How to Make Tostones: Brief prep, Wondrous taste

By: Melanie I have a bit of a confession to make, and I hope this won’t come as a total shock to all the loyal readers[1] out there:  I haven’t always been this cool. I know…take a minute. Wrap your … Continue reading

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How to Make Fried Conch: The real power of the conch? Crispy deliciousness

By: Melanie I’m often asked what book made me realize my desire to write and be an English teacher. A nearly impossible question. My mom, like me, is an obsessive reader, a book club member, and general lover of literature. … Continue reading

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Easy Spinach, Mozzarella, Tomato-Bacon Salad

By: Christy Last summer, I read The Constant Princess for book club, a novel about the long-suffering, but proud Katharine of Aragon, Henry VIII’s first wife, who was pushed off her thrown by Anne Boleyn. I had already read The … Continue reading

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How to Make a Greek Salad: A meal worthy of Dante

By: Melanie There are the books you read. You enjoy. You close the cover and think “hmm…that was good. Next.” Then there are the books you read. You reread. They become a passion. An obsession. Dante’s The Divine Comedy is … Continue reading

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How to make Mushroom, Ham, and Cheese Eggplant Sandwiches with Tomato Sauce: A Low-Carb Delicacy

By: Christy My husband Garret treats his birthday like most people treat New Year’s Eve. Every year, after the big day, he sets resolutions, and gives up “bad for you” foods. Sometimes he cuts out soda; sometimes it’s potato chips … Continue reading

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How to Make Potato Skins: No characters were harmed in the writing of this blog (only a couple of potatoes)

By: Melanie The members of our book club began to notice a trend: death. Every month a new book, and every month at least one character was killed off, whether by gun-shot, decapitation, or even suffocation by mitten once. Finally, … Continue reading

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How to Make Frogmore Stew from A Water is Wide, Part 2

By: Christy Conroy’s book, The Water is Wide is set in Beaufort County, South Carolina, arguably the heart of the Lowcountry. Conroy, in his first year of teaching, take a job on Yamacraw Island (the real Daufuskie Island), one of … Continue reading

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How to Make Cabbage Salad: A Salute to you, Katherine of Aragon

By: Melanie On last summer’s trip to Europe, I was ecstatic when we finally arrived in London. I literally shed a tear when we toured the Tower of London (hey, I’ve never claimed to be cool). The Tower was the … Continue reading

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