When planning the evening meal I think about what my grandparents ate during the summer. They raised families during the depression and lived on small farms with chickens, pigs, vegetable gardens, and a variety of fruit trees. New potatoes cooked in their jackets, freshly picked corn on the cob and ripe tomatoes were standard fare this time of year. This evening we had black-eyed peas, corn and collard greens from the garden. The flavors are complementary and I feel deeply satisfied when I’m finished. This is retro-eating at it’s finest.