I hope you have a spare half hour today, my friends. That’s how long it will take you to listen to my January Vlog. I tried to edit it down. I cut and cut and cut… but Hubby and I are just too verbose. Eventually I was cutting out too much and so I stopped.
This month I decided to focus on food and on some of the memories of food we’ve had when we’ve travelled.
So. Hubby and I chat about Charleston, South Carolina and grits, and how very wrong we were about grits. We also chat about Boltby, in Yorkshire, and marmite. About a wonderful dish I had in Capljina, Bosnia-Herzegovina. And about a couple of food adventures we had in Newfoundland.
Now pour yourself another cup of tea, and have a listen:
I should say if you have never visited Newfoundland, you are missing a real treat. When Hubby and I were in Ireland a few years ago, we chatted to a young girl in a cafe. When she heard we were from Canada, she said with awe, “I hear there’s a place over there where the people talk just like us.” “Yep, I replied. “It’s called Newfoundland.” Newfoundlanders don’t talk exactly like the Irish, but it’s pretty close. I know. I have an aunt and uncle and six cousins who live there and sometimes it’s a teensy bit difficult to communicate. Ha. But that’s another story.
Hubby and I have wonderful memories of all the places we mention in the vlog. I know that many of you are new to my blog, and won’t have read any of my travel posts. So you can read about our trip to South Carolina here, to Bosnia-Herzegovina here, and to Ireland here. Also Boltby was one of our top five favourite quirky travel destinations which I wrote about here.
The restaurant where we first tried shrimp and grits is the Post House Inn in Mount Pleasant near Charleston, SC. I tried to find the Post House Inn recipe for shrimp and grits, but sadly they are not offering them anymore on their menu. I think that’s too bad. But here is the recipe we used from Daniel Gritzer on Serious Eats. The quinoa casserole recipe can be found here. Although we omitted the chicken and used Italian sausage, and homemade tomato sauce instead of tomato soup.
That’s enough of me waffling on for today. Hope you enjoyed my January vlog. Hubby and I are starting February off with a long ski tomorrow. We’re even packing a lunch. I’d better get my beauty sleep tonight if I’m to keep up with him. So… I’m off to bed. Even if it is only 10:00. Ha.
Hope that you are all starting February off right. Whatever that means to you. 🙂