Holy Smoke (that’s) BBQ- Carolina Beach

People at Work series

 

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Meet Mark Wilson owner of Holy Smoke (that’s) BBQ Carolina Beach, North Carolina

Eat in or Take out.  The meats are cooked slowly over oak coals.

Mr. Wilson said he can talk about smoked meat all day long.

Our family ate two orders of Hush Puppies before our dinners came to the table. You choose  two house made sides with your dinner and I selected green beans and Mac and Cheese.  You could  choose from baked beans, fries, mashed potatoes or slaw, corn bread or potato salad.

Pulled Pork, Brisket, Meat Loaf. The sauce on the table has honey and vinegar in it and is flavorful.

Since there were nine of us, we sampled quite a variety from the menu.  The fried chicken is made to order.  Have you ever heard of Cheerwine?  

What I’ll long for, come winter

In February,  I’ll be filled with Nostalgia for a vine ripened summer tomato. You can taste the sun. A little salt and freshly ground pepper bring out the flavor.

My sister bought this one at the Union Square market today. Booths were filled with pumpkins, gourds and jugs of apple cider.

There’s no replacement for a summer tomato.

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Last Day of Summer Vacation Before School Starts

I need to gather up my knitting bag, the computer bag and the camera bag- pack the suitcase- load the car.  And the grocery bag with the sock monkeys that the girls helped me stuff but still need to be handstitched.  The eyes embroidered.  The tails attached.

I’ll be heading home in a few hours. A 3 1/2 hour drive.  Just can’t sleep. 

The Summer unstructured time has been grand.

Although I’m up at four today, setting the alarm for 5:15 is going to be the tricky part. Getting up tomorrow for the familiar drive to school. The freshman will come on Friday so that gives me a couple of days of clerical time and Prof Dev meetings. All students start on Monday.

Here’s the pastry case and breakfast from Sunday’s brunch at La Chatelaine after church.

La Chatelaine Desserts

 

 

 

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Winter Supper Still Life

Fruit and Salad

 A friend invited me for a winter supper after school today. A nice invitation as the week was winding down.   It was refreshing and delicious.

 Doesn’t it always taste better when someone prepares food, sets a table  and serves it to you?

Vegetable Soup with Pesto.    Bread and Olive Oil.  Spring Mix, Tomatoes and Olives  with Oil & Vinegar.

vegetable soup and pesto

Pumpkin Bread and Fruit

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Green-Tipped Straightneck- Organic Baby Squash

Bought from the Farmer’s Market in East Liberty Monday afternoon.  In haste.  It started to pour.  Will get the name of the vendor next week!

Green-tipped straightneck squash and a few baby zucchini. I liked the green-tips which looked as if the squash ends were dipped in green paint.

Peda in the Indian Grocery Case

Peda, White

Took this photograph when I was in NYC on Spring Break and my sister was shopping in the Indian Grocery shop.

Here is a recipe for the sweet peda. Flavored with cardamon.  It is made with khoya  “semi-solid thickened milk”  One post said it is similar to ricotta cheese texture but I haven’t made it and would like to know and the recipe says to “grate the khoya” so that doesn’t possible if it is similar to ricotta.  Not enough research but hope someone will comment and fill in the gaps.  I was attracted to it in the case and I shot through the glass.

Pyrex Fruit Bowl Levitation in Afternoon Light

When I get home from school I put the kettle on and make a cup of tea. Or a cuppa as some friends say. Unwind.

And I sit at the kitchen table, wait for the water to boil.   I saw the fruit bowl reflected in the diner print.

I am sure it has been there before but today I saw it.