4 results for tag: vinaigrette


Bourbon

Without inspiration, and already a day past the deadline, I'm having to force myself to sit at the computer and write my column. Slowly, it starts to hit me that without a really good idea, this could very well be my Jan Brady column. You know what I mean, uncelebrated and slightly neglected, kind of like warm beer and potato chips. “This cannot be,” I say to myself. “I need to think about something that I genuinely love." Suddenly, a single word pops into my head. “Bourbon.” Redemption.The recipes this week are from a bourbon pairing class that I taught with Larry Bernard back in February. If you only try one recipe, make the Bacon-Bourbon ...

Dinner on the Deck

The spring weather has been glorious! Vince and I recently took advantage of a cool and breezy Lady's Island evening and invited 20 of our friends over for a grilled salad supper on the deck. Who knew that it would turn into a column?! These are some are some really fun and yummy recipes. The Blooming Pizza Bread was an immediate hit. I suggest serving it with a sharp bread knife, so that your guests can enjoy the bottom of the bread. That's where all of the flavor from the butter and herbs ends up. The Southwestern Grilled Chicken Salad is quick and easy. Serve it with bottled ranch dressing and/or taco sauce. I grilled corn on the cob while I was ...

All Dressed Up

Don't you just love a good salad? I know I do! Salads are kind of my “thing.” I often use whatever fresh fruits and vegetables we have in the refrigerator to come up with new concoctions. The thing is, I don't particularly care for bottled vinaigrettes and dressings. It's so easy to whip up a fresh, homemade dressing! A few ingredients, a small bowl and a whisk is all it takes to make your salad sheer perfection. This week, I'm sharing a few of my favorites. Enjoy! (Photography by Paul Nurnberg)Blackberry-Basil Vinaigrette5 tablespoons seedless blackberry preserves¼ cup red wine vinegar6 fresh basil leaves1 clove garlic, minced½ teaspoon salt½ ...

The Social Event of the Season – Valentine Ball

The social event of the season was held last night at the historic Lyceum on Parris Island – Beaufort Memorial Hospital's Valentine Ball! Since 1990, the Beaufort Memorial Hospital's Foundation has held it's signature fundraiser to expand and improve the hospital's facilities and services.  Close to 800 guests attend the ball each year.  The $150 per person ticket price includes an invitation to a private dinner party and the black-tie gala – a festive affair with live music, dancing, dessert and a silent auction. Planning and putting on the Valentine Ball takes hundreds of community volunteers. Over 50 Beaufortonians host or co-host the ...