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Corsair Restaurant Jekyll

Posted on August 21, 2018 at 1:05 PM Comments comments (513)

Corsair Restaurant

This is a pretty restaurant, looking out on the beach and a swimming pool.

The food's good enough, but nothing to write home about.  We had some fried brussel sprouts and fish.  New restaurant, maybe they'll up their game.  And, as I said, beautiful location. 

Eating in the Golden Isles: rosemary Naan

Posted on November 11, 2017 at 4:27 PM Comments comments (327)
Eating in the Golden Isles

Onion Naan

Heat in Saucepan until 100 degrees
3/3 c. whole milk
Transfer to bowl and add
1/4 ounce dry yeast
1 tsp sugar
Let stand until foamy, about 10 min.
whisk in
3 1/2 c. flour
1 tsp salt
Add and Mix util blended but shaggy
Yeast mixture
1 small onion finely chopped
1 c. yogurt
2 tbsp. melted ghee
Transfer to work surface
Keand until smooth, 5 min.
Grease large bowl and place in and turn
Let rise in draft free area until doubled, about 1 hr.
Punch down and divide into 10 pieces
Roll into balls
Cover with plastic, let rest 10 minutes.

Heat skillet, medium
Lightly coat with ghee
Stretch dough 1/8 inch thickness
sprinkle with salt
Cook 2 min each side.

Option: chop fresh rosemary and knead into dough. 
These heat up easily on the grill for further meals. 

What's Cooking: Caprese Eggplant

Posted on November 10, 2017 at 8:08 AM Comments comments (438)
What's Cooking?

Preheat 350
Cut eggplant into thin slices, keep attached at stem
Grease eggplant slices with olive oil
Season with salt and pepper
Cut tomatoes into thin rings
Chop and combine
4 cloves garlic
Basil leaves
Olive oil
Stuff eggplant with tomatoes and mozzarella
Pour herb/oil mixture over and press into fan
Sprinkle with Feta
Bake for 1 hr. 
If liquid still in pan, 200 and bake 15 min longer.
Options: Add ½ tsp lime juice, red pepper flakes,

Diet: Waldorf Salad

Posted on November 3, 2017 at 11:29 AM Comments comments (370)
Food in the Golden Isles:  We've started a new diet with an app called "Lose it."  It tracks calories and steps.  This is a particularly filling breakfast we've found for around 250 calories.  It got me through until 2:00 PM yesterday.

Apples (with peels), raisens, lemon juice, toasted coconut, chopped walnuts and 1/2 cup homemade plain yogurt.  Top with teaspoon of honey. 

Hot ginger tea with honey 44 calories.

Eating in the Golden Isles

Posted on November 2, 2017 at 5:46 PM Comments comments (417)
Eating in the Golden Isles. 

Calamari and Tuna at the Wharf

Posted on October 30, 2017 at 12:29 PM Comments comments (429)
The Wharf on Jekyll Island. 

Backstreet Boulevard, the band playing at the Wharf on Sunday afternoon.

Ahi tuna and fried calimari at the Wharf, Jekyll Island, Georgia

Shrimp and Grits

Posted on October 27, 2017 at 6:49 PM Comments comments (474)
We had wonderful Gruyere grits and fresh shrimp last night.  It cost a lot of calories but it was worth it. 

Wine ^Tasting at the Farmer and the Larder

Posted on October 21, 2017 at 8:51 PM Comments comments (248)
The Farmer and the Larder
Brunswick, Georgia

Almost every week, the Farmer and Larder has a wine tasting and tapas event.  You're never sure exactly what you will have, and that just adds to the excitement.  

The Farmer & The Larder is a restaurant owned and operated by CheFarmer Matthew Raiford and Food Alchemist Jovan Sage.

This was an absolutely delicious fried rice crisp with fried garlic, scallions and seasoned oil.  It was just wonderful. 
Next, we got in the buffet line for salad, two types of pasta (one with a tomato sauce and the other with an Alfredo mushroom sauce, garlic bread and Parmesan cheese.  The star, however, was something called "floating feta," feta mixed with herbs and goat cheese.  It was just one of those things that was so good you couldn't stop eating it.

Finishing off, we had a chocolate dessert with hints of strawberry. 

This was just a great experience.  The tables are communal and we met two nice women from Jekyll Island. 

I highly recommend this wine tasting/tapas event.  It's held almost every week at The Farmer and the Larder.  And as if that weren't good enough, FL is planning on opening another restaurant in Brunswick.  What a great addition to the community. 

Half Shell Restaurant, St. Simons

Posted on October 15, 2017 at 12:57 PM Comments comments (247)
Half Shell, St. Simons Island.

Georgia Tech football game at Half Shell, Saturday afternoon.  Spinach bacon salad.

Fried calamari and wine. 

End of the Summer Squash

Posted on August 9, 2017 at 5:29 PM Comments comments (213)
Its the end of the summer squash for us in South Georgia.  Can't wait until next year.  .