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Month: September 2010

Seaside Sisters Fundraiser Fun!

You guys won’t want to miss a minute of the fun at Seaside Sistersthis weekend! On top of some awesome sales and celebrations in honor of their 3rd Anniversary, the gals at Seaside Sisters are also having a book signing and coffee tasting!

Come meet two of Paula Deen’s favorite fellas…husband (and author!) Captain Michael Groover and Brandon Branch, assistant to Paula and co-author of Savannah Style! Come out and get your books (and your coffee bags) signed and taste some of Capt. Michael’s Full Steam Ahead coffee! We will also have a Mermaid Cottages Table at the shop where you can find out more about the Mermaid Cottages featured in Paula Deen’s Savannah style!

This event is also fun for a great cause! We hope for this to be a major fundraiser to benefit the Tybee Post Theater. Our goal is $5000! In addition to the book and coffee bag signing stations, $1 of the proceeds of every coffee bag sold will be donated to benefit the Tybee Post Theater as well! So please make plans to join us at Seaside Sisters this Sunday, October 3rd and have fun while helping us out with a wonderful cause!

A Glossary for Dogs!

Surfing the internet is a great way to pass the time on a rainy day like today! You can find all sorts of things on the world wide web. For example, this is a Dog Glossary from FunnyFidos.com…hope this brings a smile to your day!


LEASH: A strap which attaches to your collar, enabling you to lead your person where you want him/her to go.
DOG BED: any soft, clean surface, such as the white bedspread in the guest room or the newly upholstered couch in the living room.
DROOL: Is what you do when your persons have food and you don’t. To do this properly you must sit as close as you can and look sad and let the drool fall to the floor, or better yet, on their laps.
SNIFF: A social custom to use when you greet other dogs. Place your nose as close as you can to the other dogs rear end and inhale deeply, repeat several times, or until your person makes you stop.
GARBAGE CAN: A container which your neighbors put out once a week to test your ingenuity. You must stand on your hind legs and try to push the lid off with your nose. If you do it right you are rewarded with margarine wrappers to shred, beef bones to consume and moldy crusts of bread.
DEAFNESS: This is a malady which affects dogs when their person want them in and they want to stay out. Symptoms include staring blankly at the person, then running in the opposite direction,
or lying down.
THUNDER: This is a signal that the world is coming to an end. Humans remain amazingly calm during thunderstorms, so it is necessary to warn them of the danger by trembling uncontrollably, panting, rolling your eyes wildly, and following at their heels.
WASTEBASKET: This is a dog toy filled with paper, envelopes, and old candy wrapper. When you get bored, turn over the basket and strew the papers all over the house until your person
comes home.
SOFAS: Are to dogs like napkins are to people. After eating it is polite to run up and down the front of the sofa and wipe your whiskers clean.
BATH: This is a process by which the humans drench the floor, walls and themselves. You can help by shaking vigorously and frequently.
LEAN: Every good dogs’s response to the command “sit !”, especially if your person is dressed for an evening out. Incredibly effective before black-tie events.
BUMP: The best way to get your human’s attention when they are drinking a fresh cup of coffee or tea.
GOOSE BUMP: A maneuver to use as a last resort when the Regular Bump doesn’t get the attention you require…..especially effective when combined with The Sniff. See above.
LOVE: Is a feeling of intense affection, given freely and without restriction. The best way you can show your love is to wag your tail. If you’re lucky, a human will love you in return.

Cottage Cocktails a Plenty!

Holy cow, we are so excited to see how many of you have submitted recipes to the Fish Camp Cottage Cocktail Contest!!  We have six more recipes to share this week! It is going to be very difficult to narrow these down and pick a winner.

Tuscan Breeze
from Roni
Fresh mint leaves
Fresh strawberries
Vanilla vodka
Ginger Ale
-Muddle the mint and strawberries in the bottom of a high ball glass.
-Add a shot of vanilla vodka, then top off the glass with Ginger Ale.
Blueberry Turtle
from Carolyn
Smirnoff Blueberry Vodka
Pineapple juice
Fresh Mint
-Add pineapple juice, crushed ice, and fresh mint to a metal shaker.
-Shake until it gets nice and frosty on the outside…Shaking your Groove Thang is a plus too!
-Pour in tall glasses with a mint leaf and a flamingo straw!
Skip and Go Naked
from Laura
12 oz frozen pink lemonade made from concentrate
12 oz vodka
6 lite beers
-Mix and serve over ice.
Fish Tale Cocktail
from Kimberly
1 6oz can frozen pink lemonade
6 oz vodka
4 peach halves, no syrup
13 ice cubes
-Blend all ingredients in a blender and freeze.
-Serve slush style with 7 Up or Sprite!
Pink Bikini
from Theresa
1 (1.75 liter) bottle raspberry lemonade (Simply Lemonade)
1 3/4 cups coconut rum
1 cup Amaretto Liqueur
-Combine lemonade, rum, and amaretto in a large pitcher.
-Stir well and serve over ice.
Lemon Drop Martini
from Jen
juice of 6 lemons
4 TBsp sugar
6 fresh mint leaves
4 shots vodka
-Mix lemon juice, sugar, and vodka in a shaker with ice.
-Shake well and pour into sugar rimmed glass and garnish with fresh mint.

Aren’t these great? Don’t worry, if you haven’t joined in the fun, you still have time! The deadline for submissions is October 1st, so make sure you don’t miss out and get your recipe in today! Remember, the person with the winning recipe will receive a 3 day 2 night stay at Fish Camp Cottage. Head on over to the Fish Camp Cottage Facebook page to follow the fun, and send your recipe submission to fishcampcottage@yahoo.com!