CHARLESTON ARTICLES

How to have an Oyster Roast

Begin with a bushel basket of oysters. A 10 quart bucket won’t be quite enough for 6 or 8 people. Another piece of equipment that helps a lot is a small iron bar or a piece of pipe about an inch or two round and about 12 or 14 inches long. If a piece of […]

Little Known Facts about Oysters

by Ilene Polansky Oysters Male or Female There is no way of telling male oysters from females by examining their shells. While oysters have separate sexes, they may change sex one or more times during their life span. The gonads, organs responsible for producing both eggs and sperm, surround the digestive organs and are made […]

A Great Walking Tour of Charleston

Article by Carole Terrell Charleston is one of the best walking cities in the U.S. and a good place to begin your walk is Charleston’s Waterfront Park. The waves slap gently against the boardwalk while locals and visitors alike enjoy swinging in oversized porch swings and strolling through the breezy park. People can be seen all […]

Oyster Recipes

Traditional Oysters Rockefeller *1-1/2 cups cooked spinach, well drained *1/3 cup fresh breadcrumbs *1/4 cup chopped green onions *2 slices cooked bacon, crumbled *1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley *1/2 teaspoon salt and a dash Tabasco *3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil *1 teaspoon Pernod or other anise-flavored liqueur Directions Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Using […]

Poem: “Sensational Lowcountry”

Strong-willed and seeking solitude, I’m standing like a stone on the old plantation, Down in Charleston, South Carolina, This is where I regain some relaxation. There are exquisite vistas all around, With that old maritime feel; Nothing can beat the traditional cooking, Or a tasty, southern style meal; The terrain for the most part is […]

Historic Charleston

Article by Ruth Miller (Owner of Charleston Strolls) |  (843) 766-2080 Surrounded by a coastal plain of sparkling beaches, spacious marshes, and palmetto trees…Set in the center of the Carolina LowCountry, like a single jewel on a golden chain…Welcome to Charleston, South Carolina, city of history, mystery and preservation. How did this living museum of […]

Top Citys in the USA

Conde’ Nast Traveler “Readers Choice Poll” Charleston named Top City in the USA by Conde Nast And just a 30 minute drive from Charleston is Kiawah Island, home of the 2012 PGA and voted by Conde Nast Readers as the #4 Best Island in the WORLD! CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA (October 16, 2013) CNATRAVELER.COM – Condé Nast Traveler […]

The Ghosts of Charleston

Article by Julian T. Buxton III and Edward B. Macy Charleston abounds with supernatural activity. Perhaps the reason is simple inevitability: its stubborn citizens have lived on this once swampy peninsula for nearly 330 years. Or maybe it can be attributed to the numerous catastrophic blows rained upon the city: war, fire, plague, hurricane, and […]