Sailing Charleston Harbor

Whole Foods Charleston Great Grillin’ Deal


Look at all that Slatherin’ Sauce just in time for grilling!

On your marks (grill marks that is), get set, GO! To Whole Foods for a limited time super summer deal on Slatherin’ Sauce.

Slatherin’ Sauce is the best grilling, finishing glazing sauce so say many professional chefs, home chefs and grillmasters.

With this special, you can Slather It On just about anything from vegetables to ribs. Need a new recipe? We’ve got that covered and Whole Foods has you covered with this great deal.

2 for $10

2 Bottles of Slatherin’ Sauce for $10

$3.98 Savings!

Charleston’s Whole Foods is all stocked up and ready for you.

SOFI Awards Finalists

Last year I was very fortunate to go  to the Summer Fancy Food Show as a Candidate Member of the NASFT, the National Association for the Specialty Food Trade. The Fancy Food Show is a “showcase of innovative food and beverage products from around the world. At the show, buyers connect with sellers.”  One of the events many of us look forward to during the show  is the announcing of the sofi Awards.

“ The sofi Awards from the National Association for the Specialty Food Trade (NASFT) are the highest honor in the specialty food industry. They recognize the outstanding foods and beverages of the year that demonstrate top quality, taste and overall appeal.”

According to the NASFT, “Part 1 of the 2011 sofi Awards judging is complete. The competition was intense, with a record 1,657 entries across 31 awards categories. A panel of nine judges—from Canyon Market and Straub’s to Whole Foods Market and Passion Food Hospitality—spent three busy days at the NASFT offices tasted and evaluated all entries. Winners will be announced on July 11, 2011, at the Summer Fancy Food Show in Washington, D.C., in a red-carpet ceremony hosted by celebrity chef Cat Cora.”

We congratulate fellow Charleston specialty food makers Callie Morrey and Callie White and their Callie’s Biscuits for being named a Silver Finalist in the 2011 sofi round one!

We’ll be cheering them on and crossing our fingers for their win in the Baked Good, Baking Ingredient or Cereal category!

Sailing Charleston Harbor

There are so many wonderful things to do in Charleston. Visitors to our Holy City often tour by horse carriage through the Historic District. Some take the tour boat out to Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor. Fewer get to enjoy sailing the harbor.

If you ever visit Charleston, find an opportunity to sail in our harbor. It’s beautiful waters are embraced by the Ashley and Cooper Rivers, flowing together to make Charleston Harbor. You often see dolphins frolicking and racing your boat as you can see in this video at the 1:37 point.

Charleston Ocean Racing Association (CORA) holds weekly races in season. This lovely video shares one of the things I love most about living here, our beautiful harbor and the colorful sailboats with their spinnakers full of wind, gracefully plying the waters.