Sunday, June 28, 2015

mother's day on kiawah

For Mother's Day, Brad, Levi and Pap treated BB and me to a wonderful weekend at Kiawah.  It was great to spend time together and take Mary Van to the beach for the first time.  

We got there late on Friday.  Saturday morning I tried to get some cute pictures of MV in her party dress and at the beach.  Saturday night we met Levi downtown at Hominy Grill for dinner.  Sunday we had brunch at Tomasso at Turtle Point on Kiawah.  

She LOVED the beach.  All of it - water, sand, waves, everything.

You can't really tell in these pictures but poor baby had a bad case of gionatti-crosti, a benign rash caused by immunizations.  Thank goodness it didn't itch.  It lasts a long time though!  Most of the redness is gone but she still has some bumps, especially on the leg where she got her shots.  

with uncle levi

trying for a mother-daughter shot

i am trying to get some profile shots so i can get a silhouette made.  easier said than done!

she was very confused about the sand on her feet at first

sleepy baby at sunday brunch

three generations!

granola, yogurt and the croissant trio at tomasso

most everyone got the shrimp po' boy.  levi got a side of bacon because why not?

smoked salmon appetizer was amazing with fried capers, boiled egg and creme fraiche

one of my favorite drives in the world - live oaks on bohicket

the best we could get

here is an earlier attempt.  thus the pacifier

boiled peanuts and a blackberry tom collins at hominy grill

very tame deer.  i don't remember them being so tame when i was there.  they reminded me of fripp deer.

this sweet child.  love her so.

some videos of her in the waves

parmesan honey soy pork loin

This recipe is amazing!  I love cooking pork and this one is easy and so flavorful.  I did use a little more soy and a little less honey because I don't like my food to be sweet.  I also used beef stock for the glaze instead of chicken.  I did not add the sugar.  You could probably use a little less cornstarch also.  The thing that's great about this one is I have all of these items on-hand - no grocery store trip needed!

It is so tender it doesn't really cut but shreds.  It would make a great sandwich as well.  

9.1 edit - use a lot less cornstarch (1 tbs)
add some beef stock to the crockpot

  • 1 3-4 lb. boneless pork loin roast
  • ⅔ C grated parmesan cheese
  • ½ C honey
  • 3 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp dried basil
  • 1 Tbsp dried oregano
  • 2 Tbsp chopped garlic
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 Tbs cornstarch
  • ¼ C chicken broth
  • 1 tsp sugar, optional
  1. Place roast in slow cooker.
  2. In a bowl combine cheese, honey, soy sauce, basil, oregano, garlic, oil, and salt.
  3. Pour mixture over the top of roast.
  4. Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours or until thermometer reads 160 degrees.
  5. Remove meat and place on platter.
  6. Strain juices in slow cooker and put into a small sauce pan.
  7. Mix cornstarch and chicken broth together.
  8. Add into strained juices and stir until thickened over medium heat.
  9. Add in a teaspoon of sugar if sauce needs to be a bit sweeter, optional
  10. Slice roast and serve with glaze.