Sunday, August 7, 2011

07 August 2011

It has been a fun and hectic week. On Wednesday, we went to see Dolly Parton at the Verizon Ampitheatre in Alpharetta. I saw her a few years ago at the Fox, but she was even better at the outdoor venue. She performed for three hours in 95 degree heat and a few wigs. She was dancing all over the stage and played over a dozen instruments. Her voice is still amazing, and it was a great concert in support of her new CD, Better Day. Her Optimism is contagious. As if Dolly is not universal enough, it is, indeed, a small world after all. At the concert, we sat right next to our friend and neighbor's daughter-in-law - Rebecca Johnston! The rest of the week was as odd and busy as Dolly...

On Friday, we had dinner with our dear friends Bill and Sheree Ramsey at Downtown Kitchen. We are very excited that they will be moving back to Canton next month, and we look forward to all of the great dinners, debate, and fun times ahead. I went to the Canton Farmers Market on Saturday, and all of the farmers had okra. I was so excited! I also bought some crowder peas and a beautiful arrangement of sunflowers and zinnias. Summer is progressing way too rapidly.

So for tonight's Sunday Supper, I fried the local okra and cooked the crowder peas from the Farmers Market. I also found some local corn and paired the veggies with a Lee Brothers recipe – marinated flank steak. The most amazing course came with dessert! I picked some more fresh figs from the backyard and prepared an amazing fig gelato. It was divine – period.

Now, on to another busy week of working, designing, and campaigning. I have received great support for my campaign, and the committee volunteers are amazing. I am humbled, honored and privileged to have such great friends and community support. We all have a collective appetite for advancing Canton in a productive and effective manner. I love this town.

"When I'm inspired, I get excited because I can't wait to see what I'll come up with next." Dolly Parton

The Menu:

- Bourbon and Soy Marinated Flank Steak

- Local Fried Okra

- Flip Corn

- Cherokee County Crowder Peas

- Backyard Organic Fig Gelato
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