As you may have already gathered, my name is April Blake, and I am 30 and living in the glorious Palmetto State, known on the map as South Carolina. I have made my home with my husband and our three dogs and cat in a suburb right outside of downtown Columbia, about ten miles from where I grew up.
I went to the University of South Carolina and managed to make my way out with a degree in public relations after trying both print and electronic communications. I work doing media relations during the day, and I also write for the local alt-weekly, the Free Times and other websites.
I enjoy writing, cooking, baking and eating the results.. I am also a fan of craft beer (and co-run the South Carolina Girls Pint Out chapter here in the Midlands, and am a founding member of Soda City Suds Week), weird flavors of chips, decorating our house, finding new restaurants and shops around town, putting clothes on my dogs, and freshly made beds. I hate whistling too.
“My mind has an endless capacity for useless information.” – Playing by Heart
About the Blog…
I love to share my food, recipes, experiences in South Carolina and beyond because I realized one day that I wasn’t doing what I loved most, which is writing. I believe in sharing triumphs and failures. I hope to keep a positive energy about living a locally focused, ecologically-friendly lifestyle in my home state by sharing it here.
Disclaimers & Stuff:
These are the thoughts, opinions, recipes and photos of April Blake, unless otherwise specified. I am not a registered nutritionist, doctor, dietitian, trainer, or doctor so use your own common sense when applying principles and suggestions made on this site. You are responsible for any actions you may make as a result of what you read on this website. Don’t like the content? Leave or complain. Like it? Don’t steal it. Give credit where credit is due, or I’ll come and hijack your car so you can see how it feels.
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