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Hamburgers Made Ina’s Way

I am a big fan of hamburgers.  There is nothing better than a burger straight off the grill with a toasted bun topped with lettuce, tomato, and some good mayo.  Know matter how you like yours dressed up, first you have to get the burger right.  I think after years of trying I have found the best burger ever thanks to Ina Garten’s cookbook Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics.  When I made these a couple of months ago I thought maybe it was just a fluke that they were out of this world.  I made them again this weekend and they were fabulous.  They are very simple.  Give them a try and let me know if you get the same results.  Ina’s recipe calls for Niman Ranch ground meat which you can buy in some grocery stores in this area or you can order it on-line.  It is beef grown all naturally without antibiotics and primarily grass-fed.  My beef came from Tommy Waldrop here in Douglasville.  Anyway, start with some good ground beef and the rest is just a breeze!

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Corn, Avocado, and Tomato Salad

This has been one of my favorite salads since discovering it about six years ago.  With corn and tomatoes at their peak the salad will be fantastic, but it is great in the winter using frozen corn and grape tomatoes.  To me grape tomatoes are pretty good most anytime during the year.  In fact that is what the original recipe calls for.  I just like using some of the home-grown tomatoes from Waldrop’s that I truly love.   All of these flavors just melt together corn, tomatoes, avocado, red onion, lime juice and cilantro.  They  just go together for a sumptuous salad that you will never forget.  Don’t think just salad because it  will go with most any main dish or I love it with fish tacos.  YUM!  Now pull out some of summer’s fresh corn and enjoy a real treat.

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Corn-and-Tomato Scramble

If you don’t try any new recipes this summer you have to try this one!  It’s absolutely one of the best side dishes I have ever had.  Promise.  It is amazing.  The whole truth and nothing but the truth.  It could be that I used corn from my CSA box and tomatoes from Waldrop’s, but I’m betting that  any summer corn and tomatoes will work.  This is going to be a new summer favorite for you and me.

I did a great thing when I picked up this Gourmet Quick Kitchen almost a year ago.  Every single recipe has been fabulous!!  This one is no exception.  You should get yourself some corn, tomatoes, and scallions  and put this dish together.  Rave reviews will be flying from everyone.  It is so easy and quick, too.  I’m still in awe of its deliciousness.  Is that a word?  Enough gushing.  So here you go fresh home-grown tomatoes and corn that will make your head swim.

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Double-Chocolate Brownie Bites

I have subscriptions to five food magazines.  I love to read them, but I get so distracted with all the great recipes that it sometimes drives me to a complete halt.  I mean I can’t make a decision about what to cook for the coming weeks.  I must have some kind of ADHD.  I do the same thing if I am shopping for clothes in a very large department store.  I can’t make a decision.  So I have resisted subscribing to more food magazines to decrease the confusion in my life.  A few months ago I received a copy of Martha Stewart’s Living magazine.  Knowing that I had not ordered it I checked the label and this is what I read, “Wanda The Food Blogger Lupo.”  It made me laugh.  My good friend Neil gave me a subscription to this beautiful magazine for me to enjoy.  Now everytime I receive it in the mail I smile!

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Fried Okra and Green Tomatoes

 

While I am sitting here writing this post I can see the changing of the seasons.  I know it is still hot, but the trees behind our house are beginning to turn from a crisp green to a golden-yellow.  I love this part of the year, but I do hate to leave behind all the wonderful produce that the summer brings such as fresh sweet corn, squash, eggplant, watermelon, and two of my favorites okra and tomatoes.  While I am a lover of okra simmered in water ( I know you either love it or hate it) I grew up eating fried okra ,too.  Not the deep fat fried kind  that comes with more crust than okra.  We’re talking pan-fried in a little oil and butter after coating the okra with cornmeal.  YUM!

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Waldrop’s General Store and Farm Market

 

Farmer’s markets are all the rage right now.  It seems that home grown and organically grown are important factors for shoppers today.  I know that it is for me.  For the last four summers I have done some of my vegetable shopping at Waldrop’s Farm.  Until this year it was just a small stand beside the road.  You would just drive up, choose what you wanted, and leave money in the jar.  Now it is quite different and I love it!  Just look at what Allen built.

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