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Modern Living in the Old South

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Winter Wonderland

From exploring rural wonders to embracing the classics, here are 15 things you should do in the South Carolina Lowcountry this winter…

1 Take a Country Drive

2. Drink a Classic

The Classic Negroni

In a world of quick-and-easy, canned everything, and pre- batched mixers, some of the hand-mixed (or shaken) classics of our grandparent’s era have been lost to many. Some classics have even been bastardized beyond recognition. Take the daiquiri for example. Most classic cocktails are simple, well balanced works of art. After all, to be recognized as a classic has to be earned. Try a Sidecar, and Boulevardier, or this Negroni that was developed over a century ago in Florence, Italy.

1 oz Campari
1 oz Sweet Vermouth

Serve in a rocks glass over ice and garnish with orange peel

3. Stop for BBQ

4. Visit a Historic Site

5. Host a Party

6. Attend an Oyster Roast

7. Catch a Show

8. Read a Classic

“The man who doesn’t read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them.”

– Mark Twain

9. Go For a Paddle

10. Bake Something

Sweet Potato-Pecan Cobbler


1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
5 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 large cans sweet potatoes in syrup 2 teaspoonsvanilla extract
5 tablespoons butter cubed
1/4 cup pecan pieces


Ingredients (Crust)

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
5 tablespoons butter, softened 5 tablespoons water

Preheat oven to 400o. For filling, in a large bowl whisk first 5 filling ingredients. Drain the sweet potatoes, reserving the syrup. Pour sweet potatoes in a greased cast-iron skillet. Measure out 1 1/2 cups of reserved syrup, mix in vanilla extract, and pour on top of sweet potatoes. Sprinkle the sugar and spices mixture over top of the sweet potatoes. Put the 5 tablespoons of butter on top and sprinkle on pecans.

Preparation (Crust)

Mix salt into flour. Cut butter into flour until it resembles course crumbs. Add water and mix. Crumble over top of sweet potatoes in skillet and cook 40-45 minutes until topping browns.

11. Southeastern Wildlife Exposition

SEWE is where artists, craftsmen, collectors, and sporting enthusiasts come together to enjoy the outdoor lifestyle and connect through a shared passion for wildlife.
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12 Take a Hike!

13. Camp Out at a State Park

14. Hunt for Shark Teeth

15. Go Day-Tripping

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