Good Summer Mess

I love summer! Hate the heat, the humidity, and the bugs, but I love making supper out of whatever’s fresh, ya know?

So this because I had these:

Leftover rice, cherry tomatoes, okra, and a little Old Bay Seasoning. O.M.G. SO GOOD.

I can’t believe I hated okra for years and years and years. (Okay, and years — so I’m old — so sue me.) I’ve changed my tune, and now I luuuuurrrrrrv it! The tomatoes were from our plants; the okra was from the farmers market.

Ahhhh, summer!

A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: A character suddenly craves a food they’ve always hated.


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I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Good Summer Mess

  1. Dan Antion

    August 2, 2017 at 8:44am

    I can’t get emotional about okra. I’ve never hated it, but I don’t come anywhere near loving it. If it’s on the plate, I’ll eat most of it.

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  2. Dan Antion

    August 2, 2017 at 10:03am

    Not entirely. This time of year, veggies and rice/pasta/noodles are often found on the menu.

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  3. Roy A Ackerman, PhD, EA

    August 2, 2017 at 3:03pm

    I did something similar yesterday. Leftover rice, leftover broccoli, leftover sweet potatoes- added a little olive oil, ginger, and oregano. Voila!

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  4. joey

    August 2, 2017 at 5:12pm

    I am ALL ABOUT the fresh stuff right now. I’m gonna overdose on stone fruit and tomatoes, or die tryin! šŸ˜› Haha! Best part of summer!

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      Marian Allen

      August 3, 2017 at 8:12am

      You are SO RIGHT! I miss our garden, but Charlie sez, why should he break his back when there are two farmers gardens in town? Point.

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