Gullah Gourmet

By | 2017-10-11T23:10:29+00:00 October 9th, 2017|Products, Uncategorized|

Low Country Favorites! Each bag of Gullah Gourmet is a Low Country favorite recipe made easy! You can make gourmet Low Country meals, breads, dips, and desserts, just by adding one or two items… and sometimes that’s simply water! Honey pie, it doesn't get any easier than this. Directions for preparing are written in the [...]

Gourds

By | 2017-09-28T13:37:43+00:00 September 28th, 2017|Products, Uncategorized|

Gourds are used by people throughout the world for musical instruments, including shakers, maracas, drums, horns, marimbas, and various string gourds resembling a banjo. Other uses include pipes, masks, canteens, water jugs, dippers, birdhouses, bath sponges, and decorative gourds with intricate etched designs. So important were gourds to Haitian people in the early 1800s that [...]

Decorative Gourds

By | 2017-09-20T14:10:06+00:00 September 20th, 2017|Profiles, Uncategorized|

What can you do with a common gourd? Gourds come in all sizes and shapes, and many are suitable for carving. Gourds are members of the Cucurbitaceae (curcurbit for short) family, which produces hard-shelled, mostly edible fruit. It is a very large family with more than 100 genera and 1,000 species. It's interesting to note here that [...]

The Curious History of Scarecrows

By | 2017-09-17T17:20:55+00:00 September 17th, 2017|Uncategorized|

The original scarecrows were nothing like the now familiar straw-stuffed icon of Halloween. Scarecrows, sometimes bearing an animal skull or even rotting produce, were placed in fields in the spring and were burned after the Autumn harvest in celebration, their ashes returning nutrients of potassium and nitrogen to the soil. Through the ages farmers have [...]

The Haunted Hamlet — St. Augustine

By | 2017-09-05T22:33:07+00:00 September 5th, 2017|Uncategorized|

St. Augustine, Florida, ranks as one of America’s most haunted cities, not just because of its history, but because of its vast number of documented supernatural sightings. Founded in 1565 by the Spanish, St. Augustine has a colorful history that includes many battles and lots of pirate activity, so it's not surprising that St. Augustine often makes [...]

Pretty, Practical Potager Gardens

By | 2017-09-04T16:14:52+00:00 September 4th, 2017|Uncategorized|

In the French kitchen garden or potager, gardeners have intermingled vegetables, fruits, flowers, and herbs since medieval times. Often called the jardin de curé, or country curate's garden, this intimate and sensual style is comparable to that of the English cottage garden, except that it is centered on vegetables rather than flowers. The potager garden is a bit [...]

Decorating with Pumpkins

By | 2017-09-04T13:09:24+00:00 September 3rd, 2017|Uncategorized|

There's something about turning over the calendar on your wall to the month of September, signalling the end of summer and eliciting thoughts of crisp autumn weather, warm sweaters, and the advent of Fall holidays... that is oh, so inspiring. You know, those holidays that conjure thoughts of delicious home-cooked meals, pumpkins and gourds for [...]