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Author Carole Marsh's Blog
There’s a new dog in town.  OMG…it’s at my house. How did that happen?!

Meet Coconut, a pomegranate…what we are calling a Pomeranian mix.  She was found on a road near Charleston; so sad. We got her from Noah’s Ark Rescue; there’s a sucker born every minute, but really, it’s a wonder we didn’t leave with two or three dogs?

We went for an older, sedate dog as a companion for husband, Bob.

Instead we got a four-month-old, very happy, very unhousebroken, energetic wad of fur that weighs four pounds. How could we resist.

Daughter Michele found her for us; she is our dog whisperer. I hope she soon whispers to Coconut the secrets to going to the bathroom in the great outdoors instead of in my, well, in my bathroom. And bedroom. And living room. And, well, you get the picture.

I’m thinking of answering my phone like this: “Pee and Poop Central…Chief Scooperintendent Carole speaking.” (But I’m afraid it might be the preacher calling and not my grandkids.)

She is bonding with the wrong person. I now have Bob bribing her with the SDW, Secret Dog Weapon—bacon. She has chewed through my computer cord and the sequins off my new sandals.

We love her.

PS:  She’s a real character. Does that sound like a book’s coming? How could I resist! But first I have to buy her a bandana with pink flamingos on it.

PSS: Bob can’t remember her name, so he calls her Porcupine, Cucumber, and a few other names; of course she’s confused!




My Summer of Silo

Summer of SILO copyFor a couple of years I’ve been working on a cookbook called My Summer of SILO.  The reason is that a new farm-to-cook kind of concern opened in nearby Beaufort.  While they have a physical location, they also have a lovely website.  Each Sunday night I wait eagerly for their download of the new products for sale that week.

There’s everything from organic eggs to honey to stone-ground grits to things like these gorgeous red spring onions.  Best of all, you place your order and on Friday morning they deliver it at the end of my street at the community garden shed!

I love riding my golf cart with a hot cup of coffee down to the shed.  I bring my cute, insulated, black and silver SILO bag, which they take and replace with an identical one full of all the things I ordered, but have forgotten what was!  So I hurry home and unpack fresh strawberries just picked from the field, creamy sweet potatoes the size of a football, chocolate chess mini-pies, fresh baked bread, and kale so curly and green I don’t know whether to eat it or wear it as a hat.

I record the recipes I make from my SILO stash of wonders.  One day I will have a completed cookbook…but I hope not too soon.  This is just too much fun!