Good Day Atlanta Viewer Information June 1, 2016

Annual Hydrangea Festival Brings The "Blues" To Douglas County:  It's easily one of the most colorful celebrations in North Georgia, and this year, the color of choice at the Penny McHenry Hydrangea Festival in Douglas County will be blue.


The 9th annual festival is blooming this Saturday and Sunday, June 4th and 5th, and the "theme Hydrangea" this year is the Blue Wave.  The overall theme of the festival is "America, The Beautiful!" -- so expect plenty of red and white to go along with the blue flowers.  The festival includes a world-class flower show, featuring hundreds of entries in more than 60 categories at the Douglas County Courthouse.  Other events include a 5K Hydrangea Run on Sunday morning, the opening of the Douglas County Butterfly Trail on Saturday afternoon, and self-guided tours of designer gardens.

Good Day Atlanta's Paul Milliken spent the morning in Douglas County, checking out a few of the amazing gardens that will be part of this year's festival. 


Good Day Atlanta pet of the day from the Humane Society of Northeast Georgia.  For more information click here.

Loews Atlanta & Saltwood Charcuterie & Bar, Master Chef Olivier Gauipin, previews a dish from the Atlanta Food And Wine Festival for Good Day Atlanta. For more information on Loews Atlanta click here.  For the Catfish Slider recipe see below.  For more information on this weekend's festival click here.

Boiled Peanut Mustard

2 Cups Roasted unsalted peanuts

4 Tablespoon Grain Mustard

1 tablespoon Cider Vinegar

3 Tablespoons Honey

4 Cups Water

Salt To Taste



Combine all ingredients in a thick bottom sauce pot, simmer until peanuts are very soft.  About two hours.

Purree all ingredients, add oil to loosen if necessary.

Bread and Butter Pickles

2 Large seedless cucumbers

3 cloves of garlic

2 cups rice wine vinegar

1 cup water

1.5 cups sugar

1 teaspoon mustard seed

1 teaspoon pepper corn

1 star anise

1 tablespoon turmeric

1 tablespoon Salt


Slice Cucumbers 1/4”thick and set aside in a temperature safe container.

Boil all remaining ingredients for five minutes, and then pour over cucumbers enough to cover.

Cornmeal Dry  Breading

2 cups Cornmeal

1 cup flour

1 teaspoon cayenne

1 teaspoon paprika

1 teaspoon ground black pepper

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon onion powder

Salt to taste



Mix together all dry ingredients with a whisk, set in a large pan or casserole dish for the breading procedure