Thursday, August 7, 2008

Pimento Cheese and Cornbread without Cornmeal

So, I decided that so many of the women I know have a blog, that I would start one myself. The name refers to that fact that I am and always will be a Georgia peach, but I am now living in Charleston and enjoying the crabs of all types (among many other local seafood). Think crab cakes, crab salad, crab dip, crab kebob...sorry, slipped into Forrest Gump mode there for a second. It in no way implies that the people of Charleston are crabby. In fact, I find that I really love living here. We have lived a lot of different places, and Charleston wins hands down (including Georgia).

About me: I am writing a cookbook and have been working on it for over two years. Actually, I have only worked on it for a few months during those two years. The pregnancy and birth of a child are not very conducive to all things culinary. So, this week I perfected my shrimp etoufee recipe, my Georgia cornbread recipe (this is a desert that has not got cornmeal in it), and I am now nailing down my homemade pimento cheese recipe. Problem is, I can not find anyone to taste test the pimento cheese. Who knew so many people had such a great disdain for it!?! If you are local and you like homemade pimento cheese, which is so much difference from the processed stuff, please let me know. I need help here people!!!

So, look forward to me posting at least once a week about what is going on and what I am working on. Bon appetite!


  1. Welcome to blog land!
    I am so excited about your cookbook. Will you autograph my copy when I buy it?

  2. Well, of course I will. I got so cought up in the idea of working on these recipes, I kind of forgot that I might actually make some money doing this.

    I have always said that I wanted to grow up to be a combination of Ina Garten and Paula Dean. Who knows, maybe I will do just that!

  3. What's with the little (including GA) tidbit?? Just kidding. Who am I to say where people are nicer, we both know I have lived here all my life!!
    I tried to make some homemade pimiento cheese myself, it was decent, better than storebought for sure!! But we are willing participants if you can ship us some!!
    love you