This foodie destination in Savannah has Southern food with a twist. Treylor Park Pot Pie, and Chicken and Pancake Tacos, and PB&J Chicken Wings were a few of the menu items I considered at Treylor Park restaurant.
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Can Fat Girls Ride Bikes?
Can overweight women – fat girls – ride bikes? YES. In this post, I’ll admit to being overweight and out of shape and tell you what others are too embarrassed to put in print about themselves. I’m grateful for the handful of overweight women bloggers who guided and encouraged me […]
Recipe: Chesapeake Bay Crab Roll-Ups
Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab Roll-Ups – a little taste of heaven Crab roll-ups are a bite-sized treat of Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab rolled into pastry dough. They’re super easy to make. BEFORE YOU START: CRAB MEAT – The Chesapeake Bay Blue crab has a distinct flavor unlike crab meat […]
Aunt Chi-Chi’s Christmas Crack (bacon crackers)
This most delicious appetizer is made from 3 simple ingredients – brown sugar, bacon and Club crackers. They are a tradition at our house for every Christmas party and they’re so addictive — you can’t stop eating them — my travel hag girlfriends nicknamed it “Christmas Crack.”It doesn’t matter if […]
Recipe: Granddaddy’s Gazpacho – A Taste of Seville
For a little taste of Sevilla, here’s a recipe for Granddaddy’s Gazpacho. Load up on the garlic. After tasting this brew, you’ll have full summer protection from vampires. LOL. It’s July and tomatoes are being harvested from gardens everywhere. Gazpacho, the simple tomato based soup served cold, is a popular […]
#17 Take a Lazy Break at Layton’s Chance Winery
Layton’s Chance Winery Part of the 100 Things to Do Between the Bridge and the Beach series Layton’s Chance Winery in Dorchester County, Maryland is just a ten minute detour off of Route 50, and a great place to stop, rest, relax and feel the slow pace of Eastern […]
Farewell, Whitey Schmidt
The Blue Crab Guru has left us, and the Eastern Shore has lost a great writer, a well-known foodie and a good friend. Whitey Schmidt passed away on Friday, July 18th. He had been suffering from chronic illnesses related to his diabetes from many years. I interviewed Whitey for several […]
Meatloaf with a New Taste – Hard Boiled Eggs
Meatloaf has been popular on American dinner tables since the Great Depression. Using cheaper cuts of meat, ground with a hand grinder and mixing in grains or breadcrumbs as a binder stretched the family food budget. As I was flipping through the 1964 edition of My Favorite Maryland Recipes by […]
Hot Fried Oysters and Chesapeake Gold
Take a look at the only man who convinced me to eat a raw oyster since my grandfather did 50 years ago. And with Granddaddy, it was like a test. If he pulled a fresh oyster out of the Patuxent River and opened it with his knife and said, “Now […]
A Bike Ride to Mount Misery – Hello, Rummy!
The Eastern Shore has some of the best roads for biking in America. They’re flat, scenic and hardly traveled by motor vehicles. The day after our Travel Hag bike ride through St. Michaels and Oxford I took a solo ride outside of town. Just me and my Trek Shift 1. […]
Mom Mom’s Crab Soup – Recipe from the Old Eastern Shore
Recipes for cooking and serving Chesapeake Blue Crabs fill hundreds of cookbooks. This unusual recipe for Crab Soup is over 100 years old and was retrieved from the Folklore Collection at the Nabb Rearch Center at Salisbury University. The recipe was submitted as part of a University assignment for student […]
7 Fun Things to Do When it Snows in Maryland
Maryland, small as it is has a diverse landscape – flat farm lands on the Eastern Shore and mountains in the west. Here are 7 quintessential experiences one can have when it snows. Dogsledding – who knew? One doesn’t have to go to Alaska to see (or participate in) dogsledding. […]