• Restaurants,  Reviews

    Sidewall Pizza is Popular in Travelers Rest

    I love dining at locally owned restaurants and Sidewall Pizza is a prime example.  A popular restaurant before I relocated to the Upstate, they now have 2 locations. Known for FULL-SIZE, loaded pizzas…you will never go away hungry at this establishment. This place is always hopping.  With its simplistic exterior and casual setting, it is a great spot for cyclist to stop and dine.  Complete with bike racks, it sits adjacent to the Greenville Health System Swamp Rabbit Trail.  For those readers not familiar with the Upstate, the trail is a 21 mile multi-use green-way system that runs along the Reedy River connecting Greenville County with schools, parks, and local…

  • Desserts,  Recipes

    How NOT to Make Lemon Meringue Pie

    As you might know, my husband is in the horticulture business.  A couple of weeks ago, he brought home some lemons.  Not ordinary lemons.  These lemons were bigger than my fist. Celebrating Thanksgiving a weekend early, I decided to attempt my first Lemon Meringue Pie.  I searched several recipe books, most of which only used a few tablespoons of fresh lemon juice. Having these enormous lemons, I needed a recipe requiring a significant amount of juice. Cook’s County to the rescue.  Their recipe for Mile-High Lemon Meringue Pie requires an entire cup of freshly squeezed juice, plus some lemon zest. After some research, I discovered Lemon Meringue Pie is best…