About Me: Born with a buttermilk biscuit in one hand & a briney lowcountry oyster in the other, Betsy Thomas Hinderliter, is a native of Columbia, South Carolina. After winning her 3rd State Fair blue ribbon for apple pie at age 17, she hung up her apron & traveled upstate, to attend Clemson University before turning her talents to the advertising and marketing business.
After 20 plus years in the Lowcountry she begrudgingly left the salt marsh & sugar sand beaches with her husband and daughter for the bright, land-locked lights of Birmingham, AL . In 2011, she returned with her family to the lovely seaside town of Beaufort, SC where she works full-time as a marketing and development professional for a major non-profit. After a rather lengthy hiatus from the southbyse blog, she returns to write about the delicious food, quirky culture and eccentric characters in the South Carolina, adding her own whimsical take on the world we find ourselves inhabiting in 2020. I’m glad I always renewed southbyse.com!
About the Blog: South By Southeast had been on a slow simmer in my head and in my heart for a long while. And though I have no concise 25 word “elevator speech” to describe what it will be exactly, (sorry about that all my marketing peeps!) my hope was that it would gracefully express my true love for southern food and culture in a way that will educate, entertain and illuminate those so inclined to read my posts…
Fast forward SEVERAL years and I am now ready to get back at it – now with experience, sarcasm and more attitude!
So if you find yourself intrigued by any of the following, please stay tuned to southbyse.com:
- Fig Preserves (recipe)
- Being Southern – the good, the bad and the ugly
- Cornbread: Sweet vs. Savory
- Peanuts, Boiled! (recipe)
- Dock Crabbing 101
- Soft-shelled crabs (recipe)
- Pickled Watermelon Rind
- The Mayonnaise Wars
- A Proper Oyster Roast
- The Art of Letter Writing
- Chicken pot pie – homemade is worth it! (recipe)
- Battered but not Broken (Recycled Furniture)
- Pluff Mud- its a Lowcountry ‘thang
- Porches, Patios & Verandas
- College Rivalries
- My Mama’s Perfect Pound Cake(recipe)
- Peach Pie (recipe) (recipe)
… and many, many more recipes, stories, images and ideas. Have a great day, ya’ll!