Celebrating Summer in Georgia

 

Celebration of a Georgia summer salad

Peaches, Heirloom Tomatoes, Pecans and Vidalia onion at their glory!

Summer time is a time of bounty where “summers blood” is waiting to be tasted in the delicious fruits and vegetables harvested in home gardens, purchased in road side stands and grocery stores,  Right now is the perfect time to enjoy Georgia Peaches, Heirloom Tomatoes, Corn and Vidalia onions. There are over 700 varieties of Peaches and 40 of them are grown in the Peach State of Georgia, believe it or not!

I recently learned that the Peach originated in China where it is a symbol of luck, abundance and protection.  Another great reason for aligning the Shamrock with the Peach methinks!

As for us, we have been enjoying eating from our garden this summer often combining heirloom tomatoes, watermelon, peaches, spiced pecans with mozzarella, pea sprouts and basil drizzled with Vidalia onion vinaigrette. The flavors of each in season fruit are now at their peak and now is the time to enjoy a simple salad of summers bounty…

Simple pleasures in a warm Georgia summer week before school begins.

Joy in the journey!

Judith the Irish foodie

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