When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson

13 July 2008

The supper table, in high summer

Down in Raleigh this week. 

The North Carolina Farmer's Market (in downtown Raleigh) is an embarrassment of riches at this time of year, and the gardens of our friends and neighbors are starting to come in, too.

The summer supper I just ate could convince anyone to go vegan, I think, or at least seasonally vegan. :-)
  • Silver Queen corn, cooked and served on the cob
  • Stewed field peas
  • Yellow squash simmered with onion until it all cooked down to mush (maybe you have to grow up eating it like this, but it's absolutely ambrosial to me.)
  • Fried okra (not battered; dredged in a little cornmeal and fried in vegetable oil)
  • Sliced tomatoes
  • Sliced cucumber
  • Fresh cantaloupe.
If any of us can actually contemplate dessert tonight, there are dead-ripe peaches and fresh blueberries on offer.

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