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.
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August 19, 2011 at 1:38 am
ooh that all sounds great! things are always best straight from the garden 🙂
August 21, 2011 at 5:36 pm
Thanks Stephanie for the comment. Are you a vegetable gardener?
August 18, 2011 at 11:18 pm
Looking forward to some when I get home… potatoes, tomatoes, corn, but not the greens…
August 21, 2011 at 5:37 pm
Thanks for the comment, Ben. Greens are an acquired taste. I think it has something to do with growing up below the Mason-Dixon. 🙂