Monthly Archives: July 2015

Sorry Kroger shrimp ring

Charlie is back with shrimp.IMG_7621

Having lived in Florida and California I have eaten my fair share of good fresh shrimp.  When I started buy shrimp from Charlie a few years ago, it renewed my love for shrimp cocktail.  Sure, there is more work involved in cooking, cleaning and de-veining these beauties but it is SOOOOOO worth it.  The flavor and texture is beyond perfect.

I am going to try and perfect another seafood dish eventually, but for now I will enjoy the shrimp while they are available.  If you are in the Roanoke area and want to see/taste for yourself, check out the pre order and where you can meet up with Charlie.

Fresh. Local. Wild‑Caught.

You’ve found the best connection in the Roanoke Valley for fresh seafood from theCoast of Carolina.  We personally drive to the beach and pick up fresh seafood every week.  We have a large selection of fresh seafood including Carolina Shrimp, Grouper, Snapper, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Flounder, Scallops, Crabmeat, Shucked Oysters and more.

Now you have no excuse!

doing grandma-ish stuff

I have a friend at work who’s daughter is into princesses.  The little one LIVES in these dresses.  And on occasion they need mending.  A seam here or there, a zipper breaks, her mom brings me the dress and I fix it since she never learned how to sew.


I love that I get to do the grandma-ish stuff, stuff my mom would do for Madigan and I if we lived closer, for people I care about.  It makes me so happy helping out where and how I can.  I feel lucky and fortunate to have the people I do in my life. Miss Maddy will be back to being royalty by the end of the day!

I have been trying to put my feelings into a pithy catch phrase…so here it is- Focusing on the good relationships I have and not dwelling on the broken ones I have lost.

Gardening…what’s the point

It’s my own fault.  I have been preoccupied with this little business we are starting.  So gardening hasn’t been my sole focus this year, and it shows.  A couple highlights, watermelon flowers.


Even tho the deer ate most of the leaves, there are still a few cucumber flowers.


And a little (literally) broccoliIMG_7560

On the positive side of things, we aren’t affected by the rise in egg prices.  I am waiting for the first eggs from the new birds.