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Author Deborah Geering

  • Deborah Geering

    Contributing Writer

    Before joining the Atlanta magazine team in summer 2010, Deborah Geering contributed to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s food section for a decade as a writer, recipe tester/developer, and photo stylist. She has written about food, travel, and lifestyles for several regional and national magazines as well. When she is not cooking, writing, or scoping out farmers markets, she can often be found at a wedding, performing with the After Five String Quartet. She has lived in Decatur since 1994.


Summer salad of grilled corn and tomatoes

Tender grilled corn, crisp cucumber, and sweet onion provide the perfect backdrop for juicy, colorful, heirloom tomatoes. Don’t worry too much about measurements—you can’t go wrong with these summer favorites in any proportion. —Deborah Geering Read More

Chai Pani's Corn Bhel

Just in time for the local sweet corn season, Chai Pani in Decatur offers this recipe for a refreshing summer salad. Cumin Lime Dressing will store in the refrigerator for a few days, so use any extra to dress a salad of lettuce or arugula, grapefruit slices and avocado. Read More

This month's farmer's market find: blackberries

Mix the antioxidant-loaded fruit in ice cream, cobblers, or smoothies

Blackberries are about as common at markets this time of year as they are along roadsides, though the big, juicy berries that farmers grow are far more tempting. While many farmers maintain only a row of brambles, Ronnie Mathis of Mountain Earth Farms in Clarkesville has set aside an entire acre. Read More

Spaghetti with zucchini

For ten or eleven months a year, zucchini is practically invisible, and then for a few weeks it bursts out of the ground and takes over the garden, producing fruit at breakneck speed, daring those of us who love it to try to keep up. Here’s an excellent recipe from Mark Bittman’s Quick and Easy Recipes from The New York Times that unites zucchini with a few of its favorite companions: cheese, basil and pasta. Read More

Heirloom summer squash can add flair to your salad

Moore Farms and Friends offers a versatile farmers market find

Kaleidoscopic tomatoes pull focus when they begin appearing at farmers markets this season, but another vegetable-that’s-really-a-fruit also waits to be noticed: summer squash. Read More