“I give you thanks, O Lord, with my whole heart;before the gods I sing your praise;
I bow down toward your holy temple and give thanks to your name for your steadfast love and your faithfulness”
In the Deep South, nothing is more commonplace than canning, freezing, and preparing vegetables for your family! A lot of love and hard labor goes into those Sunday dinners that we have each week! I was raised as the daughter of the best cook around, and I have learned a lot along the way. My mother always had the best meals prepared for us….whether it be a random weekday night or Sunday lunch! She was the queen of food, and I can only hope I follow in her footsteps! One of the best memories I have of my Mother is that she cooked everything fresh…farm to table! And I guess I am following in her footsteps because that is my very favorite way to enjoy a meal! Join me today for a little farm-to-table action!
A basket of our home-grown tomatoes!
I love to make pizzas with fresh veggies…tomatoes, green peppers, corn, onions, and Belle Chèvre cheese made in Elkmont, AL and Conecuh sausage also made in Alabama.
Heirloom chocolate cherry tomatoes, grape tomatoes, squash, and zucchini from our garden last summer!
Is there anything better than a fresh from the vine tomato sandwich on white bread with good mayo?
Strawberry cobbler…so good!
A taste-test of sweet strawberries right in the patch!
Fresh spinach and strawberry salad with toasted pecans, goat cheese and rosemary and olive oil bruschetta toast…a springtime favorite!
Pickin’ strawberries at a local farm!
Pan-fried okra the way my Mama did it!
A Southern staple…fried green tomatoes…prepared perfectly at Bottega Cafe!
Fresh farm eggs scrambled with asparagus…perfect pairing of flavors at Chez Fonfon!
Delicious fresh blackberries from Pepper Place Farmers’ Market!
I can’t think of a better dessert than fresh peaches and wild blackberries with a made-from-scratch pound cake!
Straight from the oven, fresh peach streusel muffins…perfect with a cup of coffee!
Local blueberries and house peach preserves make for a fabulous foodie breakfast at Alabama Biscuit!
I love fig preserves and I make them every summer!
Fresh figs with goat cheese and a drizzle of local honey…perfect for breakfast!
Cold watermelon, does it get any better on a hot summer day?
Whole wheat waffles and fresh fruit!
What about you…do you eat farm to table…and do you raise any vegetables or berries? I would love to know! And as always, thanks for your visits!
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