Happy Little Cottages By The Sea

Cottage Charm, Coastal Calm

August 2023

mermaids and pirates

Mermaids And Pirates

Mermaids and pirates go together very swimmingly and there’s still room for you to come in fins up for Tybee Island Pirate Fest. Escape the ordinary, if only for a weekend, this October 5-8, 2023. Entertainment includes live music, pirate performers, a parade, and a few surprises in between. This family fun festival is designed with fun for pirates of all ages. Even the littlest pirates will enjoy an entire area devoted to quality family entertainment. Children also enjoy participating in our costume contests and pirate parade.


Shrimp, Shrimp, Shrimp!!


Shrimp and summertime are here and that means Tybee Island boats are out fishing right off our coast. We have two types of wild local shrimp that we harvest; white and brown. The brown shrimp are here now as they are only found in the summertime when the boats can work right offshore. They love the salt marsh and sea grass and are big, fat, and brownish. And Sweet! We wait all year for them to get here.


Mermaids In The Kitchen

Here is Head Mermaid Diane’s recipe she prepares for as many of her family and friends as possible. Easy, delicious, and showcases our wild Georgia Shrimp to their full advantage!
Roasted Tomatoes with Shrimp and Feta
Makes 6 servings
5-8 large tomatoes cut into eighths ( I buy from Davis Produce – their “killer tomatoes”)
3 tablespoons of olive oil
2 tablespoons of fresh garlic
1 teaspoon of sea salt
1 tablespoon of fresh ground pepper
2 pounds of medium shrimp ( buy with the heads on and then peel)
1 tall sprig of fresh rosemary
2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice
1 cup crumbled Feta Cheese
1 package of whole wheat pasta ( any type of noodles are fine) cooked firm and drained.
Preheat oven to 450 F. Place tomatoes in a large baking dish. Pour olive oil and garlic over the tomatoes. Sprinkle salt and pepper and toss. Place a fresh sprig of rosemary on top Roast in the oven for 20 minutes. Remove from oven, take off the rosemary sprig, add shrimp, lemon juice, feta cheese, and toss. Back in the oven for 15 minutes until the shrimp are pink. Remove from oven.
Pour over pasta, add dried fresh rosemary, more fresh ground pepper to taste, and sprinkle more feta cheese on top. Serve hot and be prepared to share this recipe with everyone who enjoys it!
Wild Georgia Shrimp! Of course, they’re always best enjoyed with your stay at Mermaid Cottages. We have Mini Mermaid Getaways available and even some longer stays, too. Reserve yours on our website or call/text us at 912.658.0714