Ever since I first learned about the sinking of the Titanic in first grade, I've been intrigued by History. My mom and dad supported my interest by buying me books. Of course it started with Laura Ingalls Wilder and American Girl books. I read everything I could get my hands on in the house. Encyclopedias and random World War II books. I even read some of my dads Kennedy Assassination books which were always disturbing when it got to the autopsy.
In high school and college I loved learning about Greece and Rome and then on to the Feudal systems and Europes always changing borders. I was lucky enough to travel throughout Europe in college. Seeing the exact places I read about in my studies.
Not to make this into a policital blog, I just hope everyone realized that our Country has been forever changed as of yesterday. Because I was such a student of History and loved Government class, I find it hard to believe that we are heading into the right direction.With a split government, loss of the American Citizens voice and not protecting our borders it is comparable to the fall of Rome.
"These are the times that try men's souls." Thomas Paine
As Spring Time rolls in, so does my taste for Berries, Mint, Lemon and Prosecco. This little recipe from Something's Hiding in There looks wonderfully delightful.
ingredients (serves 4): 1 1/2 pints fresh raspberries & blackberries (about 4 cups) 1 to 2 tablespoons sugar 6 large springs of fresh mint (about 2 ounces) juice of 1 lemon 1/2 cup vodka 1 bottle prosecco (750 ml)
Reserve some berries for garnish. mash remaining berries, sugar, and herbs in a large bowl. stir in vodka, juice of 1 lemon, and prosecco. pour mixture through a sieve into a pitcher, pressing through; discard solids. pour into 12 oz bottles, add garnish and cork. keep chilled on ice before serving.
Hi, I'm Kristen. I'm a newlywed who lives in Charleston, SC. This city is rich in history, great food, beautiful beaches and the best people. Join me as I explore not only Charleston but also my other interests and inspiration I pick up along the way.