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Colorful Local Meals

August 27th, 2008

When it comes to eating locally, summers are easy here in the north. Our lunch the other day was just abut 100% local and super healthy (as well as delicious), check out all the different colors.

So what is this meal made of? Local sweet corn with a little homemade butter (made with cream from a local dairy farm), braised red cabbage (cabbage, onions, and apples from the farmer’s market), tomato (sliced heirloom tomato from the local farmer’s market) and whole grain seeded sourdough (made with freshly ground local organic wheat). The only non-local ingredients were the flax, sesame & oats in the bread (even the yeast was local since it’s my own sourdough starter).

What are you eating that’s local and in season this week?

3 Comments to “Colorful Local Meals”
  1. Claire on August 27, 2008 at 4:13 pm

    That meal looks superb! At the moment we are eating lots of summer vegetables from the garden and we went foraging again for more Blackberries this afternoon. Yum!

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  2. Em on August 30, 2008 at 11:00 pm

    Hello :) I came across this site through your blogger profile – what a lovely read it is, thankyou!

    We are in Aus, so it’s the cusp of spring… local avocados, strawberries and citrus are delicious right now. We live near fertile farming land so are lucky to have a good supply of local food, and good soil for our own vege patch. From our garden we are eating broccoli, peas, carrots, parsnips, celery, lots of greens and herbs. We are almost past the frost risk, so it’s time to sow spring and summer crops – lots of bed preparation happening and we will plant through the next moon phases :)

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  3. Susy on August 31, 2008 at 9:24 am

    I grew up in South America and we were always on opposite seasons as well (although we only had dry & wet seasons since we were right on the equator).

    EM: Sounds like you have a deliciously productive garden. We’re in the middle of tomato, eggplant & pepper season here.

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