Sunday, July 13, 2008

OLS Week 6 - Meal in a Scramble

One Local SummerIt occurred to me today that I hadn't managed to eat a single completely local meal all week. So much for "getting a bit easier with each week." You can't eat locally without thinking about it, apparently. So this morning, I quickly did a bit of a copy-cat meal and made up a kale and onion frittata with new potato homefries. Relatively easy and I used up some of the leftovers from the week.

Despite the fact that I hadn't eaten a completely local meal all week, I did eat a number of local side-dishes and used mostly local ingredients in everything I ate. There was plenty of basil and parsley from my tiny little garden. From the farmer's market I had:

  • zucchini and squashFresh from the Farmer's Market
  • onions
  • tomatoes
  • freshly baked rolls
  • red new potatoes
  • apricots
  • white peaches
  • Bing cherries
  • Swiss chard
And from the CSA:Fresh from My CSA
  • kale (left over from the previous week)
  • 2 small heads garlic
  • 1 lg. bunch scallions
  • 1 lb. red new potatoes
  • 1 head of lettuce
Week 7 probably won't be much better on the meal development side. I'm heading out of town at the end of the week and have a lot of work to do before then, so I'm not sure if I'll get in a local meal, but I'm going to try. I skipped the farmer's market today because I didn't want to end up with a bunch of food I wouldn't eat before I left. I've still got veggies from the CSA pickup last Tuesday and I'll be getting more in two days, so there was no sense in buying additional stuff at the farmer's market. I did stop by a produce stand to get a few tomatoes for the week, but other than that the goal is to use up what's already in my refrigerator.


Anonymous said...

So, are you sick of kale yet?????

Ami said...

Betsy - Am I ever! And it turns out we'll be getting more later in the season. So lucky!!! :p

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