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Sweet Heat Shrimp

A couple weekends ago, our friends Zach and Michelle came up from Mexico Beach/St. Joe for a party and stayed with us.  As a hostess gift, they brought SHRIMP!  The best kind of gift = fresh, locally caught shrimp.  Thanks, friends!

Fresh Gulf Shrimp from Port St. Joe, Florida | Oysters & Pearls

I decided that I wanted to use honey on them some how, so I came up with an impulse recipe that turned out great.  Wheat dubbed it “sweet heat shrimp,” so that’s what I’m going with.  It’s a pretty accurate title.

Sweet Heat Shrimp Recipe | Oysters & Pearls

I love juxtapositions of strong flavors – sweet and salty, sweet and sour, sweet and spicy, etc. etc.  So putting sriracha with honey made perfect sense to me.  Putting Sriracha on it always makes sense, though.

Sweet Heat Shrimp Recipe with Honey and Sriracha | Oysters & Pearls

I paired it with New York Times-Meets-SoWeGa Kale Salad so that there was something green on the plate.  Plus, we’re hooked on it!

New York Times Kale Salad | Oysters & Pearls

Sweet Heat Shrimp Recipe

ingredients

– 1 pound shrimp, peeled and uncooked
– 2 tablespoons olive oil
– 2 tablespoons Sriracha hot sauce
– 3 tablespoons honey
– 2 cups white rice, cooked according to package directions

instructions

Heat oil in a deep skillet over medium heat.  Once hot, sauté shrimp until just cooked – about 5 minutes.  In the meantime (or ahead of time) whisk together honey and Sriracha.  Pour honey hot sauce mixture over cooked shrimp and serve immediately over rice.  Garnish with a lemon or lime wedge for squeezing.

Sweet Heat Shrimp | Oysters & Pearls

I wasn’t even sure I was going to photograph this because it was so simple and last minute, but Wheat deemed it “blog-worthy,” so there ya go.  ;)  That’s his stamp of approval, folks!

As this post goes live, I’m arriving in Charleston for the Southern C Summit, which begins today.

The Southern C Summit - Charleston

I am so very excited to learn from and get to know a whole host of talented people, and there’s even going to be a spotlight on Thomasville!  Follow along with me over on InstagramTwitter, and follow @thesoutherncsummit on Instagram.  I’ll be sure to do a full run-down when I get back home!

Until Next Time

2014 Due South Makers Market

Happy Monday!

As I reminded y’all on Friday, Saturday was Due South in Thomasville, Georgia.

Thomasville Center for the Arts Due South Fest 2014

It was such an epic day I’m going to have to split it into two posts!  Today is Part 1: the Makers Market.  We were there to set up bright and early, and the Market opened around 11.  I was working the booth for the Refinery, and we had a great day!  I was also thrilled to have lots of good friends there selling their handmade wares, and was fortunate enough to make some really great new friends, too.  This isn’t a comprehensive list of vendors (you can find that here) but it is a collection of scenes from my favorites.

Scroll on through, wish you had come, and click on over to see what all these awesome folks are doing around our area.

The Refinery

The Refinery - Candles for a Cause | Oysters & Pearls

With This Light You Give Hope - The Refinery | Oysters & Pearls

The Refinery Candles - Hand Poured by the Women of Still Waters in Bainbridge, GA | Oysters & Pearls

The Refinery Candles at Due South in Thomasville | Oysters & Pearls

The Refinery  | Oysters & Pearls

The Refinery Candles at Due South | Oysters & Pearls

New Refinery Scent - White Sands | Oysters & Pearls

With This Light I Offer Grace - The Refinery Candles | Oysters & Pearls

Southern Restoration Furniture by Marc Ventry

Southern Restoration Furniture Tobacco Slat Cutting Board and Picture Frame at Due South | Oysters & Pearls

Southern Restoration Furniture Tobacco Slat Frame | Oysters & Pearls

Southern Restoration Furniture Tobacco Slat Cutting Boards | Oysters & Pearls

Nunya Beeswax Chapstick and Hand Balm | Oysters & Pearls

Southern Restoration Furniture Tobacco Slat Art | Oysters & Pearls

Heartwood Forge Knives

Heartwood Forge - Hand Made Knives | Oysters & Pearls

Heartwood Forge Handle Oil | Oysters & Pearls

Heartwood Forge Knife at Due South | Oysters & Pearls

Heartwood Forge at Due South in Thomasville | Oysters & Pearls

Heartwood Forge at Due South 2014 | Oysters & Pearls

Heartwood Forge Oyster Knife | Oysters & Pearls

Heartwood Forge Knives at Due South | Oysters & Pearls

Safety First at Heartwood Forge | Oysters & Pearls

Orchard Pond Organics

Orchard Pond Organics at Due South | Oysters & Pearls

Orchard Pond Organics Strawberries | Oysters & Pearls

Orchard Pond Organics Veggies at Due South | Oysters & Pearls

Blackberry Patch Handmade Syrups and Jams

Blackberry Patch Syrups at Due South | Oysters & Pearls

Blackberry Patch Maple Syrup | Oysters & Pearls

Blackberry Patch Fruit Butters at Due South | Oysters & Pearls

Anhaica Bag Works

Anhaica Bag Works | Oysters & Pearls

Anhaica Bag Works at Due South Makers Market in Thomasville | Oysters & Pearls

Anhaica Bag Works | Oysters & Pearls

Anhaica Bag Works Pannier/Backpack  | Oysters & Pearls

Anhaica Bag Works at Due South | Oysters & Pearls

Anhaica Bag Works | Oysters & Pearls

Anhaica Bag Works Waxed Canvas Tote | Oysters & Pearls

Anhaica Bag Works - Local Beeswax for Canvas | Oysters & Pearls

Anhaica Bag Works | Oysters & Pearls

Anhaica Bag Works at Due South Makers Market | Oysters & Pearls

Knot + Bow Designs

Knot + Bow Designs Necklaces

Knot + Bow Designs Earrings | Oysters & Pearls

Knot + Bow Designs Bracelets at Due South | Oysters & Pearls

Knot + Bow Designs by Karli | Oysters & Pearls

Knot + Bow Designs Statement Necklaces  | Oysters & Pearls

Knot + Bow Statement Rings | Oysters & Pearls

Thomasville Townie Company Store

Thomasville Townie Company Store - Shotgun Shell Ornaments | Oysters & Pearls

Thomasville Townie Company Store - Hand Sewn Mounted Deer Wall Art | Oysters & Pearls

Thomasville Townie Company Store - Calligraphy Starter Kit | Oysters & Pearls

Let's Put a Bird On It Wood Wick Candle, Available at the Thomasville Townie Company Store | Oysters & Pearls

Hand Painted Beagle Wall Art, Available at the Thomasville Townie Company Store | Oysters & Pearls

Love Letters Kit, Available at the Thomasville Townie Company Store | Oysters & Pearls

Flour Sack Towels at the Thomasville Townie Company Store | Oysters & Pearls

Hand Made Fox Notebooks and Hand Stamped Thomasville, Georgia Necklace, Available at the Thomasville Townie Company Store | Oysters & Pearls

Thomasville, Georgia Hand Stamped Necklaces at the Thomasville Townie Company Store | Oysters & Pearls

LGDunston Gyotaku Fish Prints

LGDunston Gyotaku Fish Prints | Oysters & Pearls

LGDunston Gyotaku Fish Prints from Carrabelle, Florida | Oysters & Pearls

LGDunston Gyotaku Fish Prints at Due South Makers Market | Oysters & Pearls

LGDunston Gyotaku Fish Prints at Due South | Oysters & Pearls

LGDunston Gyotaku Fish Prints at the Makers Market | Oysters & Pearls

Luckily, the Makers Market was just outside the gates of Due South, so we got to enjoy the live music all day while people shopped with us.  It was such an awesome event, and I so appreciated the focus on high quality, hand made, locally made goods from around the region.  I loved getting to spend the day with my maker friends, and I’m so pleased to report that I made a few new ones.  Keep an eye out for them on O&P!

And doesn’t that necklace at the Thomasville Townie Company Store look familiar?  ;)  I made those especially for the Townie!

When the Makers Market shut down, we freshened up and rallied the troops for the main event… which I’ll cover tomorrow! ;)

Until Next Time

Beach Weekend

Wheat and I spent the weekend at St. Joe Beach, which you probably already know if you follow me on Instagram or Twitter. :)

We had a delicious meal with friends Friday night at Joe Mama’s.  We had the house salad, which was my favorite part of the meal, tried the wings, which we loved, and a couple different varieties of the pizza.  The Quattro was our favorite.  No pictures, but trust me, it was really good!  We then went to Haughty Heron for a couple drinks and some live music straight out of NOLA.  We had a great time!

Saturday we spent the entire day lounging on the beach, reading, having a few drinks… it was amazing!  Harold spent the early part of the morning on the beach with us (until it got too crowded).  He LOVES it down there!

st joe beach 1

st joe beach 3

st joe beach 4st joe beach 7

Me and the miracle pup!  He is ridiculously photogenic.  Bathing suit from J.Crew (on sale!), maxi skirt is old from Target, sunglasses by Oakley, via Southern Trading Company, earrings old, from Kate Spade.

We took Harold up for lunch, and didn’t bring him back down because there were a lot of people on the beach.  And by a lot… I mean “a lot” by St. Joe standards.

st joe beach 6

Ridiculous, right?.  It was the most gorgeous day!  We did some wildlife watching while on the beach, as well.

st joe beach 5

Later on in the afternoon, we went to the Ling Ding fishing tournament weigh in.  It was a month long tournament, but this was the last weigh in and the awards were given out as soon as everything was final.  Our friend Zach runs 98 Real Estate, which was the main sponsor of the tournament, and he invited us to the weigh in.  It was really fun, and luckily for us, it involved more drinks, and sausage dogs from Salt Lick Sausage Company.  The sausage was seriously delicious!

 ling ding 3ling ding 2 ling ding 4 ling ding 1 ling ding 5 ling ding 6Zach finally got a break from running the show to grab a sausage dog.  This is the man to call if you’re looking for a place on the beach! :)

After the weigh in, we head to Reagan’s Oyster Bar for a dozen each.  Wheat and I ran into each other at Reagan’s, which is how we began dating, so this little oyster dive bar holds a special place in our hearts… and in our stomachs!

reagans 2Blurry picture, but it was the best I could do in a dark bar!  We were excited to hear that these oysters were from Apalachicola Bay, which means the Bay is open again.  They were really big, and so fresh and salty.  I <3 oysters!

One of my favorite parts about Reagan’s is the map marked where customers have been from.

reagans 1What’s really amazing is how far away some people have come from, and ended up in little ole St. Joe Beach!

reagans 3So crazy!

Finally, made it back to the house and settled in to watch the sunset and have a sunset beer… with what happened to be left in the beer fridge…

st joe beach wheatNatural Ice… yum?

We enjoyed a gorgeous sunset, and it wasn’t long before we hit the hay (aka fell asleep on the couch).  It was quite possibly the most laid back day I’ve had in years, and it was PERFECT.

st joe beach sunset

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