Georgia Harvest

I’ve been going hog wild this summer, between the farmer’s market and my CSAs, I am completely out of control. Test subject Bill agrees, but he’s not complaining too much 🙂

Lettuce, melon, blueberries, tomatoes, sweet corn, cucumbers...mmmm
Lettuce, melon, blueberries, tomatoes, sweet corn, cucumbers...mmmm

Here’s an example of some of the fine produce I’ve pulled in recently. It’s hard work opening my CSA box and getting to the farmer’s market early enough to hog all the good stuff for myself, but it’s worth it. (This past Saturday I was there at the crack of dawn because I heard a vendor was going to have raspberries. DUDE. I was there before they were.)

And from this fine haul I had an exceptional dinner – a BLT (using my own homemade bacon from pastured Georgia hogs, tomatoes and lettuce from my CSA), sweet corn from the farmers market (got

You can't see the bacon too well in the BLT, but trust me. It's in there. Hehe.
You can't see the bacon too well in the BLT, but trust me. It's in there. Hehe.

some in the CSA box too but that got blanched and frozen), a little salad and cantaloupe and blueberries for dessert. I just have to say…that CSA canteloupe was the bomb diggity. Usually I’m kind of meh when it comes to this particular melon, but this was so fresh and sweet I ate every last morsel. It was better than dessert.

And it’s only the beginning of August now. It’s not over yet. I love living in Georgia.

Published by kitchenkungfu

Writer, Toastmaster and tireless champion for the benefits of a ketogenic diet!

One thought on “Georgia Harvest

  1. Your bacon looks great, Joanna! We haven’t done anything with our side yet. Jon brought home some Allan Benton bacon from Tennessee so we lost our motivation. Our CSA season ended Friday but our own garden is just beginning to produce. Now that we have a raised bed, we plan to continue the project for a fall and winter garden, as well. I’ll let you know how that goes. We made steak and kidney pie from Nature’s Harmony beef this weekend. I rendered a nice 1/2 cup of tallow from the kidney. What a treat! Be sure to save those bacon drippings to recycle, too.

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