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April 2011



It's April so we are making some carrot cake for the Easter Bunny. Also, there are some great upcoming events happening in Savannah and don't forget Mother's Day!


Carrot Cake with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

Carrot Cake:
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
    Carrot Cake with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting 
     Don't tell the Easter Bunny!
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground clove
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cups canola oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 1/2 cups carrots, grated
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

In a large mixing bowl combine, sugar, flour, salt, spices, and baking soda. Add oil to the dry ingredients and mix well. Add eggs; beat in one at a time. Once the batter is properly mixed, stir in carrots and walnuts. Pour the cake batter into a greased 9 by 13-inch pan and bake at 350 degrees for 60 to 70 minutes or until golden brown. Once cake has cooled, frost and sprinkle chopped walnuts on top as a garnish. 

Cream Cheese Frosting:
  • 12 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 2/3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice  
In an electric mixer beat the cream cheese and butter on high until smooth. Then add confectioners' sugar. Continue to beat on high until the lumps have all dissolve. Finally, beat in vanilla extract and lemon juice on low speed until the frosting is completely mixed.
Florence Martus Statue
Florence Martus "The Waving Girl"
The Waving Girl

Florence Martus (1868 - 1943), aka "the Waving Girl", took it upon herself to be the unofficial greeter of all ships that entered and left the Port Of Savannah between 1887 and 1931. From her rustic home on Elba Island, a tiny piece of land in the Savannah River, Martus would wave a handkerchief by day and a lantern by night. According to legend, not a ship was missed in her forty-four years on watch and it is estimated that she welcomed more than 50,000 ships during her lifetime. There is a lot of unsubstantiated speculation about Florence having fallen in love with a sailor who never returned to Savannah. The facts, however, about why she started and continued the waving tradition for so many years remain a mystery.


In any event, Florence Martus grew into a Savannah legend, known far and wide. On September 27, 1943, the SS Florence Martus, a Liberty ship, was christened in her honor.


A statue of Martus by the sculptor Felix de Weldon 

has been erected in Morrell Park on the historic riverfront of

Savannah, Georgia.


Upcoming Savannah Events


Garden Expo
Garden Expo
Savannah Garden Expo


April 15 & 16 is the 11th Annual Savannah Garden Exposition. 2011 Exposition will be at the Trustee's Garden at 10 East Broad Street. The Trustees' Garden rests on the highest bluff in Savannah and offers storied views of the river and many historic buildings. More Info

Like us for $100!

The Foley House Inn would like to get 5000 people to "like" us on Facebook. As soon as we get to our goal we will send everyone on our email list a coupon good for $100 off of your next stay! Tell your friends to like us...they will get a coupon too! 

Scottish Games
Scottish Games
Savannah Scottish Games

The 35th annual Savannah Scottish Games are taking place on May 7th. Events include bagpipe bands, highland dancing competition, Scottish heavy athletics, Scottish immigrant re-enactors, modern Celtic music, border-collie herding and obedience demonstrations. More info.
Mothers Day
Mother's Day

May 8th is Mother's day and a relaxing stay at the Foley House Inn is the perfect way to say thank you to mom for all she does throughout the year. Every mom that stays at the Foley House on Mother's Day weekend will receive a special gift from us.  

104 The Essex
The Essex

Spring has arrived in Savannah! We hope you will consider
returning for a visit to our romantic Savannah Bed & Breakfast.


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