Friday, June 14, 2013

South Carolina Slaw...With a View

Summer time is here, which means deck time and barbecue!  Last weekend was Riff and I's anniversary and we decided that instead of going somewhere and getting each other gifts, we were going to get something for one of our house projects.  

We were hanging out on the deck Saturday morning, having coffee and talking about what a beautiful morning it was.  For a few years now we've been talking about building a bar on to the deck railing and getting a couple of tall bistro chairs, so as we sat there, staring at the railing in our short chairs and sipping our cups of joe, we decided today was the day to do the deed. 

A quick trip to Home Depot for the boards and a stop at Ross for a great score of the bistro chairs and we were all set!
After all that, it's time for a wonderful dinner.  In the latest issue of Southern Living, there is a region-by-region guide, (and recipe's!) for some great slaw's.  Riff and I were looking at them and decided we're going to try them all.  We decided to start with the first one - South Carolina Slaw. 

 We picked up a nice tri-tip and some corn to go with and I put that yummy slaw together.  It was a beautiful thing! Quite delicious, if I do say so myself.
Try some for yourself~
South Carolina Slaw

Place 1/2 head of thinly sliced cabbage (about 1 lb.) and 1 cup of grated carrot in a bowl.  Whisk together 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar, 1/4 cup sugar, 1/4 cup vegetable oil, 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard, 2 teaspoons dry mustard, 1 teaspoon celery seeds, 1 teaspoon kosher salt, (I used balsamic sea salt instead), and 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, (I used smoked black pepper instead), in a saucepan until sugar dissolves;  bring to a boil over medium-high heat.  Pour over cabbage and carrots;  toss to coat.

The recipe says serve immediately, but I made mine a couple hours ahead of time and let it chill and get happy.  Yum!
Check back soon for some Central Texas Slaw - spicing it up next time!


  1. There's nothing better than dinner with a view! And when it's at your own home you don't have to leave! Love what you did. Happy Anniversary to you two.

  2. That view is gorgeous! My son would love this slaw recipe, I'm pinning it.

  3. I love slaw that doesn't call for mayo. This one is going on my list. What a great anniversary present! Enjoy the view for many years to come.

  4. I love to check out different slaws... I got I a restaurant near here that make so great ones..I have never used a hot dressing..

  5. What a beautiful project with instant results! The slaw sounds delicious!

  6. What a perfect setting - I'm sure you will enjoy many happy meals admiring that view. Happy Anniversary!

  7. a great idea. I need to get me some celery seeds.

  8. I love your deck bar! Can't wait to come have a drink on it!

  9. Southern Living is the best for introducing regional food. I would love to hear which is your favorite? You have a beautiful view. Happy anniversary !

  10. Wow, what a view! I love Southern Living too, they have a cream cheese banana bread recipe which is amazing. We are always trying new coleslaw recipes...our current favorite uses pepper jelly and it really adds a nice touch.

  11. Paula,

    This one sounds real yummy. Going to give it a try as soon as I can find some decent cabbage. I did groceries today and the cabbage and the oranges were so pathetic that I suggested to the produce manager that they should be feed to livestock. I did it in a polite way, but he got the hint. You should have seen his face. I was furious that any grocery store would put that kind of produce on its shelves.


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