Summer Succotash

Season to taste with the basil, salt and pepper.

I love recipes that really seem to celebrate a particular season. Spring is the perfect time for light fish dishes and lemony asparagus risotto. Fall is made for soup and pumpkin-flavored everything. Winter calls for stews and roasted vegetables. And then there’s summer, overflowing with strawberries, tomatoes, peaches, sweet corn, fresh herbs, melon, squash, cucumbers, […]

Grits and Sautéed Green Tomatoes

The granary has nicknamed its yellow grits "Dixie Ice Cream"--I'm guessing it has something to do with the creamy texture.

I spent some time this summer at my aunt’s house (see Better Than S’Mores for another post from that trip), and one afternoon she took us to the Nora Mill Granary in nearby Helen, Georgia. The granary is a historic (and still operating!) grist mill on the Chattahoochee River. You can buy all sorts of […]

Fish Tacos for One

If you’ve spent any time on Facebook recently you may have noticed a new iteration of what I’m calling the “list app”: The Food List Challenge. Basically, it’s a list of 100 foods and you check off which ones you’ve eaten to prove that you’re a real “foodie.” Going into the “Challenge,” I knew I […]