Friday, May 24, 2013

Win 2 Tickets to All Things Southern at the Memphis Botanic Garden!

Ah, summer in the South. It feels like it's pretty much here already with Memorial Day weekend upon us and a little warmth in the air. This means it's time to look forward to some familiar and beloved rituals: making just-picked tomato sandwiches, sitting outside in the backyard all night, having buckets of fresh produce to use up, watching fireworks with the family, grilling anything and everything, biking just for a breeze, eating that first perfect peach and first slice of good watermelon, sometimes stealing a nap in the late afternoon because it's way too hot to do much else until evening comes...we love it all.

We're SO ready to celebrate summer with y'all, so Memphis-area folks, get ready! We have another event for our Southern Vegetarian cookbook coming up next week in conjunction with the Memphis Botanic Garden. See below for your chance to win 2 free tickets ($70 value; age 21 & up) to All Things Southern at the Memphis Botanic Garden this Tuesday, May 28, at 6 to 8 p.m -- and the winner will also snag a copy of our cookbook! We would love to see everyone there next week; it's sure to be a great summer kickoff.

To enter, comment below and tell us your favorite thing about summertime in the South. (We moderate comments as we receive them, so don't worry if it takes a little while for yours to appear.) We'll choose the winner of the 2 tix and book by random number generator on Memorial Day at 10 a.m. CST and post the results here and on Facebook. Your tickets will be held for you at will call the day of the event. Good luck! 

14 comments:

Paige Austin said...

Summer in the south wouldn't be complete without grilled peaches! I'm from Southern Virginia, and we're famous for our local peaches!

Alicia @ peachtopie.blogspot.com said...

I love going to "pick your own" farms and spending the summer reading by the pool!

Anonymous said...

I was going to say the smells, the greenery, tomatoes, lightning bugs... there must be a thousand things I love about summer in the south, but thanks to Paige Austin, I might be adding grilled peaches to my list! Lisa Hayes

marmaladecheeks said...

Bourbon Arnold Palmers, ripe tomato sandwiches, and peach cobbler..

Marsha Dawkins said...

boiled peanuts and a yuengling. on the back porch, of course

Caroline said...

Porch sitting when the sun goes down and it's just cooled off enough to bear being outside.

Grant Parish said...

Tomatoes!! Salad, Sandwiches, Ripe, Green, Heirloom, Ripley - all things tomato.

Marie said...

Driving to a lake somewhere, hot sun, windows down, music up, dogs happy, people happy, anticipating.

w00tpro said...

Picking blueberries with my son, staying up late and catching fireflies!

Mrs. Landaiche said...

I love the fresh foods, herbs and flowers! We are "porch people" and enjoy the sights and smells of summertime:)

Michelle Johnson said...

fresh tomatoes and basil from the garden.

Nevada Smith said...

I love harvesting dinner from the garden, making fresh pico de gillo ,pesto, salads etc.. then sitting on the patio enjoying my efforts with a glass of wine:)

TWerne said...

Juicy Watermelon, the smell of honeysuckle, ripe tomatoes of the vine, cold soups and refreshing salads... yummy summertime in TN.

Alyce Mantia Price said...

I have to go along with the tomato folks, summer is the only time for good ones, but any of the fresh produce from farmers' markets. Nothing better than sweet corn right from the farm, basted with butter with lime juice and zest in it!