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Stinky The Clown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-23-09 07:56 PM
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What is South Caroline good for?
Peaches.

Better, this year, than the Georgia peaches.

It is impossible to eat them without dripping down your chin and getting some on your shirt.

They put you in mind of a rich, highly flavored premium sorbet ..... and then make you realize they're far better than any frozen concoction involving their pureed flesh.

They're sensual to eat.

:slurp:

:)
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elleng Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-23-09 10:03 PM
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1. Great to read your desription.
Edited on Tue Jun-23-09 10:16 PM by elleng
We had a similar experience some years ago in France; picked up a peach at little grocery store, daughter ate it as it dripped down her chin!

JUST REMEMBERED: in Nice, a one day stop there on way home from a more extensive Europe trip, and it was younger daughter's birthday (which occurs in a few days!)

And I just found the photo of daughter slurping!!!
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Richard Steele Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-24-09 02:14 AM
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2. Peaches, and making NORTH Carolina look like the cultural/artistic HUB of the planet in comparison.
And the peaches are frankly CRAP
compared to the ones from Georgia.
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ginnyinWI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-25-09 08:42 AM
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5. I wish I could get Georgia peaches without going there.
They never bring any to Wisconsin. :( The kind we get here are probably from California and they ship them kind of green.
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csziggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-26-09 03:16 AM
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10. The best peaches are found at the stand next to the orchard they were grown in
Which means, no shipping!

Damn, now I want some peaches... Maybe we can drive up the road and get some.
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ginnyinWI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-26-09 09:01 AM
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12. I checked prices for ordering--jeeze!
With shipping, I'd be paying $3.48 for each peach! $45.24 for a box of 13. You have to pay for at least second-day air shipping to get them to Wisconsin!
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csziggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-26-09 10:08 AM
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13. Gee, maybe I should get in the business of shipping Georgia peaches across the country!
There are a lot of orchards across the state line from me, I could drive up, pick up a load, pack them and take them to FedEx (where my hubby works). I bet I could make a better price than $45 for 13 peaches!

I'll have to check that out for next year. This year I am one armed so it would not be possible.
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Tesha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-24-09 07:52 AM
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3. Peach Time!

I rarely buy peaches at the grocery store, they're so often disappointing.

But when they come in locally... heaven.


First you just eat them, with plenty of napkins, tasing the sun with every bite.
Then you slice them and drop them in a glass of wine, what a way to finish a meal.
Then you use them to bake wonders, everything you can think of.
Then you preserve them.

Then they're gone until next year.
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japple Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-25-09 08:02 AM
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4. Hey, don't dis my birthplace. Though I never lived there,
I was born at the Naval Hospital in Beaufort. My Mother said that when she came 'round after her C-Section, I was in the arms of big Marine.

Aside from peaches, South Carolina also has beautiful beaches, delicious food, wonderful cultural events, Charleston, Beaufort. There's lots to like about South Carolina. Unfortunately, like Georgia (and a whole bunch of other states), a rotten Gov.
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japple Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-25-09 10:56 AM
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6. Sorry, Stinker. My reply above was aimed at the fellow
who was casting aspersions by comparison to the Old North State . They're both equally great.

SC is also good for shrimp & grits.


japple
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Stinky The Clown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-25-09 11:10 PM
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8. In another life, I lived in Charleston ..... Mount Pleasant, actually ....... Back in the late 60s
One of my fondest memories was buying shrimp right off the boats that home port at Shem Creek. A few of the captains would sell to whoever was on the dock for 50 or $1.00 (or something like that) a "dozen". Their dozen was actually as much as they could into their hands. The shrimp were unsorted for size and a dozen could be a few big fat ones or a whole bunch of small ones. The shrimp there were all about fresh and not about size.

I liked Charleston. Still do. A really delightful city.

Here's a shot of Shem Creek from back in the 70s.



I think the fleet is mostly gone now. Cheap Chinese farm shrimp and all that.
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politicat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-25-09 09:26 PM
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7. Rice, too.
Golden rice, to be specific.

Thinking a golden rice pudding with nutmeg and fresh peaches would be brilliant about now....
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-25-09 11:54 PM
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9. Also: fresh-caught blue crab; she-crab soup; a stroll along Rainbow Row
in Old Charleston.
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-26-09 03:25 AM
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11. Because I absolutely love a big ripe juicy peach
all I have to say to you is - shut up.

:cry:

We don't get good peaches up here. Not even fresh off the tree, although they're better than store bought. But they're not a southern peach and boy do I miss them.
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mtnester Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-26-09 12:04 PM
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14. Mustard based BBQ - my favorite
sigh, my grill has not been busy enough this season
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hippywife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-29-09 08:04 PM
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15. I just finished eating
an organic peach from the San Joaquin Valley that was as good or better than I've ever had. No way to eat it without a napkin to the chin. Scrumptious! :9 :hi:
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Inchworm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-29-09 11:01 PM
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16. Boiled Peanuts
From a side of the road stand.

:9

I made some last year from a bag of peanuts I bought at a market in NC. They just weren't the same as buying them in a brown sack :)

:hi:
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mtnester Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-30-09 11:21 AM
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17. Sigh, I miss boiled peanuts
Edited on Tue Jun-30-09 11:21 AM by mtnester
I lived 5 years in the panhandle of FLA (82 - 87 ,and actually referred to as LA, Lower Alabama)) and miss boiled peanuts, fried okra, real warm peaches, fried mullet, wonderful fried chicken gizzards...those southern grannies sure knew how to make them delicious (milk soaking)

I believe I was a southern girl in another life
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