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My Photo of the Day: Shrimp!

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Our one year anniversary of living in Downtown Augusta is here and I’ve realized that the end of summer/start of Autumn will definitely be my favorite time of year in our part of Georgia. Yes it’s still a bit humid, but not like during the summer. The mornings are cooler and even though sunrise is later, I feel myself feeling less stressed out.

I also remember why we chose to live downtown instead of anywhere else in Augusta, because it’s nice to walk to things. There are a few festivals and events that also go on downtown during this time of year. We’re back to our Saturday routine of walking to the Augusta Market at the River and buying muscadine grapes and sometimes hushpuppies. Today we bought some fresh shrimp from Port Royal Sound in Beaufort County, South Carolina. They were caught this morning and brought to market, you can’t get much fresher than that! Heads on, of course, even though my husband is a bit squeamish about that. Shhh! It’s also the start of oyster season and I need to learn how to shuck oysters because I do love them!

 
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Posted by on Saturday 27 September 2014 in a day in the life

 

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My Photo of the Day: “Wild Pear.”

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From Noah’s Farm and Forest in Matthews, Georgia.

 
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Posted by on Friday 26 September 2014 in a day in the life

 

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My Photo of the Day: Granola Season.

 

 

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Granola is great any time of the year, but I enjoy making it most in Autumn. For this batch I used organic thick rolled oats, maple syrup/honey mix, coconut oil, a touch of sea salt, cinnamon/nutmeg/allspice/cardamom, sesame seeds, and pecans. When it cooled off after baking, I mixed in organic pistachios, chia seeds, goji berries, white mulberries, hunza raisins, peanuts, coconut flakes, and pumpkin seeds.

 

 
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Posted by on Thursday 25 September 2014 in a day in the life

 

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CSA in Augusta, Georgia.

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Week 2 (because I didn’t photograph week 1): Cucumbers, salad turnips, green beans, Vidalia onions, tomatoes, Yukon Gold potatoes, sweet potatoes, and mixed salad greens. The acorn squash and Granny Smith apples I purchased separately, because I couldn’t resist and…HELLO AUTUMN!!

 

Hello! Can you believe that we’ve been living in Augusta, Georgia for a year now? I can’t, but at the same time it feels like we’ve been here longer. It’s easy to forget how humid summers can be, especially since we’ve lived in Arizona and Colorado for the past 5+ years. I’ll be honest, summer here was absolutely brutal. I feel like I reverse hibernated during the really hot and humid days, but now Autumn has arrived and the mornings are already feeling a bit cooler. I’m still trying to figure out life here, which is typically what happens when we move. In terms of fresh food options, I’ve been happy with the choices I have.

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Posted by on Monday 22 September 2014 in a day in the life

 

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Ethington Cocktail Hour.

For as long as I’ve known D, he’s always been more of a hard cider or beer kind of guy. Granted he’s had cocktails before, but since moving to Georgia he’s shown more interest in trying them. For his birthday earlier this month, I ordered a bunch of cocktail making supplies and we went shopping – at various liquor stores – to stock our so-called home bar. For recipes he also got The PDT Cocktail Book, we look online for inspiration, and I suggest options depending on cravings.

We live above a great spot that makes excellent cocktails in downtown Augusta, Georgia so they were also an inspiration. It’s been a collaborative effort, as he mixes the cocktails and most times I figure out the garnish. I’ve been documenting what he’s made with my phone and typically post on my Instagram account. I’ve decided to share them on this blog as well. We don’t always have a cocktail every single evening, but I’ll be updating this post whenever we have a new one!

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We don’t have any shops that offer a great selection of all things cocktails where currently live, so I go online. There’s various good cocktail online supply shops, but I like Boston Shaker the most.

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Posted by on Sunday 22 June 2014 in a day in the life

 

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