The past few weeks have been pretty crazy with lots of wedding stuff to do but we still managed to eat most of our meals local. Here are some of the things we've had:
Chicken & mushroom kebabs with Tamari-Miso roasted eggplant slices - only the oil, vinegar, spices, tamari and miso weren't local.
BT sandwich with homemade mayo, local bacon, homegrown tomatoes and homemade bread. The oil and vinegar in the mayo wasn't local. Technically, the bread wasn't either because the flour isn't local. However, I count buying locally made bread as eating local and how much more local can you get than your own kitchen? The bread was to die for!!! I didn't mistype that - this was a BT sandwich, not a BLT. Lettuce is way out of season here.
Roasted pouisson(that's a young chicken) with roasted local potatoes and onions and fresh tomato salad - the tomatoes are starting to produce in our backyard so we have tomatoes with white, yellow, orange, red, pink, green, purple and striped tomatoes going into our salads.
Steak with a made up on the spot chimichurri sauce using green tomatoes, parsley, vietnamese coriander (my new favorite plant). Only the oil and red wine vinegar weren't local. Plus we threw together a salad with young chard leaves, some herbs and purslane from our garden. Even if I can't keep up with the weeds, I can at least eat some of them.
This summer has been the summer of fruit. We had very little fruit last year because of the late frost so we've been gorging ourselves this year. Lots of peaches and plums now and we're going to head out this week to pick blackberries and blueberries. I can't wait to make a Blueberry Crisp!
Mark and I are going to start trying out recipes for the apple butter we want to give as favors at our wedding. If anyone has a favorite apple butter recipe, I'd love to hear about it. I'm also looking for apple suggestions. Our favorite is Stayman Winesaps but I'm open to other choices.