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Monday, April 20, 2015

Weekend Recap: Edmund's Oast + Gardening 101

Happy Monday friends! Another weekend has come and gone. I was able to catch up with friends over dinner on Friday, as well as spend some quality time with my mom on Saturday and Sunday and I enjoyed every minute of it. Here's a little weekend synopsis through the camera lens.

Saturday my mom came in town and we kicked off her visit in a sea of flowers.
 Two things I should mentioned: 1. I know nothing about gardening, but I sure do love flowers. 2. I'm hosting a baby shower in two weeks and my pack yard needs some pretty blooms. This is where mom came to my rescue. She is great with gardening and I don't know what I would have done without her.
We worked up quite an appetite after all the flower shopping and headed to dinner. We went to one of my absolute favorite spots in Charleston, Edmund's Oast. (more from a previous visit here)
We started out with this bowl of deliciousness, compliments of the kitchen.

We may have gone a tad over board ordering. However, it was mom's first visit so it was necessary to sample some menu favorites like the fresh ricotta and the pickled shrimp. 

And the lamb meatballs....

Mom insisted on the little neck clams, I on the other hand went for the cast iron soft shell crab.
 Our eyes may have been bigger than our stomachs but nonetheless we enjoyed every dish. 
Side note, I recommend requesting the chef's table when dining there. It's the best seat in the house, with a front seat view of all the kitchen action.
Sunday morning the gardening began....began with me informing mom that I don't own any gardening tools. #fail We improvised...
Let's just say that I'm more comfortable in the kitchen than the yard. But as you can see from the photos below, the spoon worked just fine.

A second trip to the store for more flowers, a little rain shower and six hours later we were done.  Thank goodness for my mother! I'm working on recruiting her for round two for help with the actual garden.



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