That would be a praline topping consisting of pecans, brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. It is a constant delight to your sense of smell to wander off the beach into G's kitchen. From the crisp salty ocean air through the beachfront slider door you are greeted by all kinds of comforting scents. This mornings cinnamony spices or past nights of pungent seafood smells, laced with warm melted butter, hints of fresh basil, you get the idea. this kitchen always smells incredible and the food always tastes even better.
Such a sweet and indulgent, artery clogging breakfast it was.
On the beach today there was kite flying!
Well, there was kite flying everyday.
And Bocce. There was Bocce everyday too.
For lunch, lobster rolls and tomato gazpacho.
Cold soup after a morning in the hot sun is fantastic. Leftover lobster was tossed in a little mayo and placed over a bed of lettuce in a hot dog bun for a delicious lunch combo.We snacked on Pimento cheese dip smothered on Ritz crackers and celery sticks. For dinner, it was southern food night - sweet and smokey spareribs accompanied by peanut lime slaw, white wine braised kale, root beer stove-top beans and more of those yummy biscuits!
Gretchen really outdid herself with this meal. Especially considering the fact that she rarely eats meat and this was her first time cooking spareribes! They were slow cooked all afternoon and came out nice and tender with a syrupy glaze that was full of intense flavors from the rub of smoked paprika, brown sugar, ground clove, ground ginger and chipotle chilli powder. I remembered we had a handle of Southern Comfort Sweet Tea "just add ice and serve" sitting amongst the gin and vodka bottles on the counter. It was the perfect drink to stand up to a hearty southern meal. As you might have gathered, a night here wouldn't be complete without dessert. Tequila watermelon and caipirinha ice pops! And after a rowdy evening, the final day....