Well it’s now over a week since we returned from Georgia and we’re back into the swing of things, but still missing Georgia, so we decided to have a southern breakfast which, by popular demand, included Grits. Grits, I’m reliably informed stands for Girls Raised in the South!
Since Tara introduced us to Grits, it’s become a family favourite, so while we were in Georgia we paid a visit to the Nora Mill Granary , home of our favourite grits. It sits alongside the Chattahoochee River, near a town called Helen (a place whose weirdness deserves a whole post of its own!),in the foothills of the North Georgia Mountains. Apparently the Granary has been in operation since 1876.
Not only is the mill fully operational, but there is also an old fashioned country and gift shop, named Nora Mill Next Door.
I didn’t realise at the time that the river powering the mill was the the Chattahoochee River, the same river I’d walked along a couple of hundred miles away in Columbus.
Obviously we couldn’t travel all that way without buying some grits, so we bought some Yellow Speckled Stone-Ground Grits and some Pioneer Porridge. And I had to buy a tee-shirt….