Saturday, October 25, 2008

Sam the cook and writer

Welcome to my blog. My name is Sam Hoffer. I live in Murphy, North Carolina and write a food column, From My Carolina Kitchen, for the Cherokee Scout newspaper. This blog is a supplement to my column. I am passionate about food and have never met a food I didn't like. I live to eat and love everyday. My day revolves around my husband and food.

I am a member of the North Carolina Writers Network and active in it's affiliate Netwest.

My husband Meakin and I retired to live in the out islands of the Bahamas for ten years on a tiny private cay in the Abacos called Lubbers Quarters. It was a very special time of our lives and one we won't forget. I am in the process of writing a lively memoir, Living on Island Time, Retirement in Abaco Spiced with Food, Friends and Rum. It's a travel adventure including the wonderful friends we made as well as building a home, boating and fishing, entertaining and, most importantly to me, food.

Stay tuned and check again for some of my favorite recipes and pictures in future posts.

I look forward to your comments and input. Welcome to My Carolina Kitchen. Bon appetit.


  1. Hi Sam, I like your blog. You are a quick learner.

    It was so good to see you today. The four hours flew past. So far I have lost the post I saved, but just since I got home, I have made my splash across the top of my blog. I wrote a short description. Then I chose a photo and low and behold there it is. What fun! Now I have to learn how to do the rest.
    I'll be checking on your blog again.

    Nancy Simpson

  2. Nancy, it's always good to see you. What a great day to learn something new. I'll be checking your blog to see your updates.

    Great to hear from you.


  3. Terrific blog, Sam. Yours will be one I check on a regular basis.
    YOu go Girl!

  4. Glenda, welcome aboard by blog. I am pleased to have you as a follower. Without your help and guidance, this blog would still be in the planning stages.

    Thank you for all you do for our writers in western North Carolina as our Netwest Coordinator. You are a jewel.



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