We start off all our favorite Saturday mornings with a trip to the Peachtree Farmers Market, which is located at The Cathedral of St. Philips. It's my favorite farmers market because it brings together so many local vendors and companies I love in our community. Oliver loves the people watching, and Jimmy and I love the coffee and breakfast. We found out about Garnish & Gather at the farmers market, and we usually attend the live chef demos. This week I got wildflowers for the house from McMullan Family Farm, and we all had pimento cheese and bacon biscuits. We picked up some drunken tomatoes from Doux South Pickles and sausage from Pine Street Market to make my favorite jambalaya recipe for lunch during the UGA game. We usually check in with the Preserving Place booth and see what's new. You may remember them from this post I did about the PERFECT homemade biscuit. I also always go by theSouper Jenny booth to see what salads they have. This week I discovered Eden Easy Beds, a company that makes wooden containers and the most beautiful succulent arrangements. You can bring them your own container, and they will make an arrangement for you that you can pick up the following week. I am going to do that for sure! And finally, I couldn't leave without some Banner Butter, which is truly one of the best things I've ever tasted. I didn't know butter could be that good!Read More
This week's Garnish & Gather meal featured chicken thighs. I was hesitant. Historically I've been more of a white meat girl. Since confessing my love for Top Chef, I'm embarrassed to admit this. Tom Colicchio regularly touts the superiority of dark meat, but I just wasn't there.
Chef Amy Ponzoli changed my mind. Maybe it was the cherry gastrique, or maybe it was the wine, I'm not sure, but for the first time I saw what all the hype was about. The meat was flavorful and cooked perfectly! The flavor combination of the sweet and tart cherry gastrique and the chicken thighs was heaven.Read More