Several months ago, I created four new headers for this blog. I thought them pretty clever in depicting my life out here in the woods of South Carolina. I have them randomly display at the top of my blog.
This one cracks me up.
From left to right: Sam Dog on his first boat trip on Lake Marion, our first scarecrow, my first try at oystering, and a plate-sized hibiscus. It was a complete accident that I placed a picture of our scarecrow next to the one of me collecting oysters near Folly Beach.
Coinky-dinky, isn’t it? We could be twins.
(And, on a side note, just in case you hadn’t noticed, sometime during the day on April 10, 2012, my blog topped 30k visitors. Woohoo!)
Brian and I went to Charleston on Saturday to get me a crab pot as an early birthday present. I know a crab pot is not a common gift choice, but it is exactly what I wanted and since crabbing is really good now, I certainly could not wait the few more weeks till my birthday to get it.
Making a trip to Charleston is always a big deal to me; I call it, “going to town.” I was certainly excited to be going to Boater’s World, a very cool boating store with lots and lots of neat boating gear, in addition to a nice selection of crab traps. But, when we got there, it wasn’t there! So, then we went to West Marine, where there were no crab pots and very little other cool boating stuff. But, it did have a friendly clerk that sent us to Ace Hardware, where there were quite a few crab pots to choose from! So, yep, I got one and am planning a crabbing expedition next weekend.
On the way home, we stopped at our favorite fishmonger’s and got a 40 pound sack of oysters – just enough for the two of us! (By the way, the woman equivalent of a fishmonger is called a fishwife.)
It’s official: oyster roasting season is here. Yay!
A turkey fryer can be used for so much more than frying turkeys.
Cooking a few potatoes and a couple of ears of corn, since 40 pounds of oysters will not be enough.
Steam 'em just till the shells pop.
First batch is done.
FYI, oysters are one of the most nutritionally well balanced of foods, containing protein, carbohydrates and lipids and are ideal for low-cholesterol diets. They are an excellent source of vitamins A, B1 (thiamin), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin), C (ascorbic acid) and D (calciferol). Four or five of these yummy bivalves supply the recommended daily allowance of iron, copper, iodine, magnesium, calcium, zinc, manganese and phosphorus.