Our one year anniversary of living in Downtown Augusta is here and I’ve realized that the end of summer/start of Autumn will definitely be my favorite time of year in our part of Georgia. Yes it’s still a bit humid, but not like during the summer. The mornings are cooler and even though sunrise is later, I feel myself feeling less stressed out.
I also remember why we chose to live downtown instead of anywhere else in Augusta, because it’s nice to walk to things. There are a few festivals and events that also go on downtown during this time of year. We’re back to our Saturday routine of walking to the Augusta Market at the River and buying muscadine grapes and sometimes hushpuppies. Today we bought some fresh shrimp from Port Royal Sound in Beaufort County, South Carolina. They were caught this morning and brought to market, you can’t get much fresher than that! Heads on, of course, even though my husband is a bit squeamish about that. Shhh! It’s also the start of oyster season and I need to learn how to shuck oysters because I do love them!
Granola is great any time of the year, but I enjoy making it most in Autumn. For this batch I used organic thick rolled oats, maple syrup/honey mix, coconut oil, a touch of sea salt, cinnamon/nutmeg/allspice/cardamom, sesame seeds, and pecans. When it cooled off after baking, I mixed in organic pistachios, chia seeds, goji berries, white mulberries, hunza raisins, peanuts, coconut flakes, and pumpkin seeds.
Hello! Can you believe that we’ve been living in Augusta, Georgia for a year now? I can’t, but at the same time it feels like we’ve been here longer. It’s easy to forget how humid summers can be, especially since we’ve lived in Arizona and Colorado for the past 5+ years. I’ll be honest, summer here was absolutely brutal. I feel like I reverse hibernated during the really hot and humid days, but now Autumn has arrived and the mornings are already feeling a bit cooler. I’m still trying to figure out life here, which is typically what happens when we move. In terms of fresh food options, I’ve been happy with the choices I have.