Thursday, May 27, 2010

Lime Grilled Shrimp

Here's a favorite that I thought I'd share since I'm sure some of you will be having or attending a Memorial Day cookout this weekend. Have fun and stay safe!

2 large shallots, peeled and chopped
1 2-inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and finely chopped
4 cloves garlic, smashed
3/4 cup light soy sauce
1/2 cup fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons sugar
1/4 cup chopped green onions
1/4 cup sesame oil
1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
2 pounds large tiger shrimp, shells on

Place shallots, ginger, garlic, soy, lime juice, and sugar in a blender and blend until smooth. Add the green onion and oil and blend until combined. Season with black pepper, to taste. Place unpeeled shrimp in a large bowl, pour the marinade over, and let marinate at room temperature for 20 minutes.

Preheat your grill to high heat. Remove shrimp from marinade and grill for a couple minutes on each side. When the shrimp turns from dark blue to pink it is a good indication that it’s almost done.

Monday, May 24, 2010

"The End"

Wow, was that emotionally draining or what? Does anyone else have swollen red eyes this morning? Was I the only one who couldn't sleep last night because I couldn't stop thinking about it? I can't believe it's over.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

From Trash to Treasure

As my husband was cleaning out the garage, he knocks on the window and says "You don't have any use for this little wood box I found, do you?". (He knows me well.) Well of course I do! I scrubbed it up and stamped some numbers on it and now it holds remote controls. I just love the patina of the wood. It was free and took about 2 minutes. You can't beat that.

The best part is that on the bottom you can see where a child drew an airplane and wrote 1956. I tried to get a picture but it's hard to see since it's in pencil. I love thinking that he was probably out there playing while his dad was working in the garage back in 1956.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

I LOVE.....
Vintage Buckets

{via Flickr, Fleurish, Country Home, vintage junky, Carol Spinsky, Flickr, &

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Lucky Number 13

When the owners of this 1909 Craftsman, located in the historic downtown district of Conway, South Carolina, first saw it, they realized they had found a diamond in the rough. They also realized that 13 was their lucky number. The house number is 1300, they purchased the house for $135,000, and moved in on July 13, 2000.

{via This Old House}