Tag Archives: Southern food

Get Your Cajun On: 2013 Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival

Turn up that zydeco and get your cajun on!  There’s nothing like a Louisiana festival for food, fun, and fantastic movement — and this is one of the best: Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival in early May when mudbugs are runnin’ … Continue reading

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Culture’s country at Nashville’s BNA — and we lak it lak that!

Since we live in Knoxville but sometimes want to fly Southwest, we head to Nashville International Airport (BNA) and board a plane to wherever that economy airline will take us.  And if you’ve visited the Southwest terminal lately, you may … Continue reading

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Books and Buttercream at The Great Cake Bake

If there’s anything near and dear to the heart of a former English teacher (that would be me), it’s a celebration of books and the joy of reading.  So when I heard that Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library would send a … Continue reading

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Mixing friendship and Wall Street: A Valentine’s Celebration

Since the late ’90s, I’ve bought and sold stocks with the ladies of WEB Investment Club. When we started the started the club, most of us had no idea how to access stock market info online or place a trade.  … Continue reading

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My Very First Blog Award! Thanks so much!!

A couple of weeks ago, I was nominated for a Leibster Blog Award, an award given to fellow bloggers to recognize new, up-and-coming blogs! “Liebster” is a German word meaning dearest, beloved, or favorite.  The Liebster Award is given by … Continue reading

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Better Bring a Cooler: Independent Seafood, Georgetown SC

My husband and I have spent the last days of summer at Pawleys Island for so many years, we’ve lost count.  But even though we know the routine of renting, the journey down highways and byways from Knoxville to South Carolina, and that great … Continue reading

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It’s Family: Knoxville’s Market Square Farmers’ Market

I was long overdue for a visit to one of the area’s best farmers’ markets — or so I’ve heard it’s the best — right downtown in Knoxville’s Market Square.  I marked off this Saturday for my inaugural visit just to … Continue reading

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Cooper’s: Old-time Country Store on the Way to the Beach!

For the past oh maybe 30 years or so, we’ve taken our family to the beach. Each summer. To Pawley’s Island, South Carolina.  And for the past 10 or so years (it would have been more if we had discovered it!), … Continue reading

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Great Day for Berry Pickin’ : The Fruit and Berry Patch

Sometimes the serendipitous adventures are best — well, at least it was last Sunday as my husband Bert and I took a leisurely ride through Halls (North Knoxville) just looking at all the new developments and changes out that way.  Have you … Continue reading

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Asheville’s Black Walnut Inn — Elegant Relaxation

Asheville, North Carolina is blessed with gracious Southern accommodations — the Inn on Biltmore Estate, the Grove Park Inn, and, if moved side by side, enough Bed and Breakfasts to line a street worthy of Hollywood.  But when we began searching in earnest … Continue reading

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