Monday, July 14, 2008

Go Local! week 6 round-up!

Please forgive the delay in this posting today. I meant to have it here earlier, but Amelia had other plans. And her plans count for more than mine. Plus there was raspberry jam to make!! More on that later.

Week 6 was a flourish of activity. I'll just go alphabetically since that's how things are lined up for me in my spreadsheet. And you all know how I feel about my spreadsheet.

Here in Idaho we ate like kings and queens. Feasting locally for 70% of our meals. Two were totally local so I'll share them.

Meal 1:
roast beef (My Dad's neighbor's grass fed cow)
New Red Potatoes (Hope's Door Garden, Caldwell, ID)
Kohlrabi (Cabala Orchard, Kuna, ID)
Baby Carrots (Scott's Produce, Nampa, ID)
All of the above went in the crock pot for about 6 hours and came out tasting just so yummy. I especially loved the kohlrabi, sort of a cabbage like taste, but very mild.
for dessert:
leftover Cherry pie from the 4th of July (my neighbor's pie cherries from her tree)

Meal 2:
Breakfast of Juevos Rancheros using:
Farm Fresh Eggs (from Farmer Gray, Nampa, ID)
Corn Tortillas (Casa Valdez, Caldwell, ID)
My homemade blender salsa (local tomatoes, onions, garlic and cilantro...non-local lime)

We ate it all too fast to take pictures. Sorry guys!!

Holli used Sarah's grilled pizza from last week for inspiration when she and Joe feasted on homemade pizza with fresh tomatoes, basil and mozzarella. She also used fresh greens for a salad to round things out. Joe wants Holli to start making pizza once a week!! Good idea, Joe.

Jan enjoyed a serious feast after visiting the Farmer's Market with her daughter, Stephanie, this Saturday. Here is what she told me about their meal: "So, my local meal, grilled up on the cool grill I got for mother's day, was the two types of squash, yellow bell pepper, some of that glorious rosemary bread and some not local, but great chicken/apple sausage. (Semi veg.) and some nice lettuce I am still lucky enough to have growing in the garden with local carrots (Edwards farmers mkt on Tuesday eves) and a baby tomato out of the garden. We also had a grilled (not local) peach drizzled with raspberries. Oooo. it was good!"

Remember Jessica? She joins us from the Finger Lake district in New York, and she's kicking things off with a bang as she shares her before and after shots of breakfast. She's graciously allowed me to share photos of the local yogurt with blueberries, zucchini muffins and cherries she devoured. So yummy! I can't wait until we have mass quantities of zucchini here to enjoy. I'm sure it's just moments away. I'll need that recipe, Jessica! Here's the before and after of her meal: Yummy, huh?!

Lindsay and Casey will not be dissuaded from finding local food. Even though they were a little disheartened by the offerings and the cost of their Colorado Farmer's Market, they pressed onward and enjoyed a lovely local meal of veggie pasta with fresh bread and fruit. Don't give up, guys!!! I'm sending "green" vibes your way. It's so surprising that the "healthy" state of Colorado is proving to be such a difficult place to eat local.

Paige joins us with a bang this week! You should see all the loot she brought home from her market. I'm especially keen on the basil and tomato brats she scored. (It's enough to make Lindsay cry.) As if that weren't enough she and her friend sat down and enjoyed a rhubarb gallete and a few local beers. Sounds good to me!

Stephanie tried something I've been wondering about when she and her husband grilled some gorgeous local apricots this weekend!! They also enjoyed toasted veggie sandwiches and red, white and blue baby potatoes. So pretty.

Looks like 7 is the lucky number this week. I know we can get more of you in on this at once...so I'll taunt you with a drawing. Everyone who participates in week 7 goes in a drawing and will have a chance to win a little booty of Idaho products from my sewing table and my farmer's market. You don't want to miss out, so get busy!!! And you don't even have to be on the foodie list to participate. Just e-mail me your meal and you're in the drawing. Remember the rules of submission: title your e-mail Go Local Week__ and include a description of your meal or a link to your blog post. My e-mail is phileather at yahoo dot com

Good luck!! Happy Local Eating!!!

1 comment:

  1. We are a little sad at Pike Schemes...what happened to our
    pork chops with apricots? Did I miss something? -S

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