Just spent lovely week at Kiawah Island, riding bikes on the miles and miles of nearly pristine beach, cruising the area looking for local fresh shrimp to bring back home and visiting the Firefly Distillery on Wadmalaw Island, sampling their famous Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka. Even though the resort had many first class restaurants to choose from, we cooked meals in our villa's well-equipped kitchen. Having said that, I did lug my cast iron frying pan that I'm never without! Everyday, we ate shrimp in some form, had sandwiches of dead ripe Heirloom Cherokee Purple tomatoes sliced on soft grocery store white bread slathered with mayonnaise (Duke's or Hellmans, your choice) and sprinkled with cracked black pepper. Heavenly and oh, so simple! We fried fresh okra and patty pan squash and for dessert, enjoyed fresh strawberries and creamy vanilla ice cream. I'm happy to report that there was no weight gain!
Beach House Kitchen Essentials
NYTimes Review on Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka
the tomato sandwich-a first timers tale
On the Way to Kiawah
Old Sheldon Church Ruins
Near Beaufort, SC
Walkway to the Beach on Kiawah Island
Deer Feeding the Dunes on Kiawah Island
Firefly Distillery-Home of Firefly Sweet Tea
Buying Fresh Shrimp from Cherry Point Seafood, Wadmalaw, Island
And last, but not least, Razzle Dazzle on "his"
king-sized bed at the villa on Kiawah.