Austin: Dinner in Olive's Backyard

One of the things I love most about Austin is getting to see my friend Megan and her husband Chris. This trip, they invited me over for dinner at their home -- and I was excited to meet the famous Olive.  Megan writes a food blog called Olive's Backyard Herbs... and Olive is their adorable black lab.

Now that the #puppyporn is out of the way, we can get down to the meal.  We went into the backyard and picked the ingredients to accompany our dinner. Megan's got an amazing backyard overflowing with all kinds of herbs and vegetables.
We picked a couple of cucumbers which we tossed with some feta and red onions. The tomatoes and green peppers were almost ready- but not quite! Here's a pic of the salad she made:
For the main course, Megan sauteed scallops and shrimp along with some fresh Texas tomatoes and herbs from her backyard. The palette of colors just popped off of the plate - and it tasted as good as it looked.
Thanks again for having me out to Chez Nugent! Hopefully you'll get to DC soon and I can return the favor of cooking you dinner.

Follow Megan's blog Olive's Backyard Herbs or catch her on Twitter @austex03.

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