life · southern

summer feels

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I am feeling summer. A visit to the The Rivermarket – a.k.a. the farmer’s market – always leaves me energized. The taste of local produce is a reminder of how blessed we are. These are as sweet as any peach I have ever tasted. The colors of this food are also uplifting. They bring memories of the days when I sold produce with my grandparents in Miami’s Coconut Grove Farmer’s Market before everything got so fancy down there.IMG_5994.JPG

I also got this okra. I am in an okra mood. These will go good with the tomatoes and onions that were also purchased. I first fell in love with okra during a summer journalism program at Florida A & M University. I was in my senior year of high school. Okra was always in the buffet line in the cafeteria.

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I have a mind to make a Hungarian dish with these red potatoes. A Hungarian friend from my grad program in History taught it to me. The man from I purchased these potatoes wanted to know the recipe. I happily shared that all you need is some good white cheese, good salami, a few boiled eggs sliced, and these potatoes peeled, sliced and boiled. Layer it all like lasagna. Good eating!

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Local honey is always good for the allergies.

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But as the fall semester looms, I am most feeling these peaches –

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and my new custom tshirt paying homage to Nina Simone’s “Four Women.”

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Nothing like some flowers to make it all lovely, too!

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