If you're like me, you woke up this morning with some trepidation about all the things. I live with this constant low-level, across the board fear. And you may think that because it's low-level then it isn't so terrible, right? WRONG. Read More
I have been longing for Spring. Wasting away in the remaining dredges of winter. It's like this every year here in our little coastal town. It's beach weather one day then we have to pull out the boots and sweaters the next. But by afternoon you better HOPE you packed a change of clothes in the car because you are going to regret the boots and sweaters you spitefully clothed yourself with that morning. I can't decide if I want to eat a ginormous vat of beef stew or a tomato sandwich.
I'm just all confused about everything in life. Read More
It's giveaway day here at Salt + Charm! This is one of my favorite things to do so stick around because it will be happening regularly!
For this first giveaway I thought I would share 4 things that have inspired me. Two that have inspired me to be more hospitable, one that inspires me to ignore all the things and one that was the beginning inspiration for the new branding right here at Salt + Charm! Read More
Welcome to my new home! I'm SO glad you're here. Some of you may have followed me here from The NoshRoom and some of you may be new friends. Either way I can already tell that we are going to get along famously!! If you're wondering what Salt + Charm is all about, here you go... Read More
One of the greatest perks of summer is the grill! I think we can all agree that summer just wouldn’t be summer if we didn’t fire up the gas tank or light some charcoal on fire and throw some meat around once or twice a week.
A year or so ago, I heard a friend talking about grilling her lettuce. And I was like, “Whaaaaaat?!” And she was like, “Yea, girl!” And I was like, “NO WAY!” (And you’re like, “Abbye, get ON with it for the sake of Pete.”) Read More
Let me just tell you about these tinies. It is rare that I love a non-chocolate dessert. RARE. Let me also tell you that I don't even really like blueberries. But somehow these little babes wormed their way into my heart. The sweet burst of fresh blueberries, the spike of ginger and the crunchy walnut crumb just makes me a happy woman. Read More
Many moons ago I had the very fortunate opportunity to work for a season at 9 Bakery + Lounge in downtown Wilmington. It was such a great learning experience for me and also some of my most challenging days. One of the really fantastic things about those 9 months is meeting some ridiculously talented people and gathering as much knowledge as I could.
I tried to be a big ol' sponge and soak it all up. Read More
I've already introduced you guys to the lovely Shannon... and she's back again to share one of the early 9 Bakery + Lounge original cocktails created by Jason Sargis. This was a guest favorite (and one of mine, too!) Read More
It’s no secret that I’m kind of a freak about pie. I go a little nuts over it and the amount of butter that makes its way through my kitchen is astounding.
And maybe a tad bit embarrassing. Read More
Hi, lovelies! First things first. I have missed you… I hope you haven’t felt neglected. Life does what life does and mine has been a little over the top crazy the past few months. I keep thinking that at some point I will find myself and feel grounded/settled/stable – wouldn’t that be fantastic? Yes, yes it would.
But let’s get to the point of this post – because I could ramble on all day AND night about the search to be more joyful/at peace/fulfilled. Read More