Monday, July 13, 2009

a very local monday

Today has been one food-filled day! Not only did we pick up beef (ground beef, steak tips, and flank steak - hooray!) from Pinewoods Yankee farm, but we also used eggs from a local farm to make egg salad for tomorrow's lunch, and we stopped at the Durham Farmers' Market and picked up the lovely bunch of veggies in the photo above.

Today for dinner, we're having our One Local Summer meal for this week. On the menu we have ground beef "crumbles" with Pinewoods Yankee beef, topped with Cabot cheddar (my mother was one of 5 children, and her mother, in order to stretch a pound of beef, would serve it crumbled instead of as burgers - it's something of a tradition now in our family!). Then on the side, we're having the remainder of the orange cherry tomatoes we got at the Newmarket farmers' market this weekend, the little bit of cauliflower from Barker's that we have left (cooked again as Cauliflower Popcorn), and some of the red potatoes we got today, roasted alongside the cauliflower. The only non-local ingredients are the Parmesan cheese, salt, pepper, and olive oil. I'm ready to eat - how about you??


livinginalocalzone said...

Roasted potatoes and cauliflower, yes please! I think roasting some of the tomatoes would also be tasty, the slight char and the juices popping, mmmm.

Colleen said...

We picked up a bunch of tomatoes along with the onions we got the farmers' market today - roasted does sound like another great way to enjoy them! Thanks!