Florida Avocado, Juice Oranges, Onions, Crimini Mushrooms
Thursday, December 30, 2010
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Saturday, December 18, 2010
Thursday, December 16, 2010
This salad was a combination of spinach, radishes, greens peppers and smoked swiss cheese, all picked up at the market. I really don't know how the green peppers were in season locally. Greenhouse? They may not have been within the 150 miles...
Friday, December 10, 2010
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
But sustainable, organic, locally-sourced, ethical food (SOLE food) is still an important part of my diet, so I'm hoping I can piece together enough complete meals to live up to the challenge. It did lead me to think more about where ALL my food comes from last year - and it wouldn't hurt to try that again. For all the fine details, visit this posting... it's hosted by Laura at the (not so) Urban Hennery. There's something crazy - like 100 people participating, so it should be fun.
This is the post where I define what my terms are for the challenge. The standard we're asked to abide by in terms of what is local is a 150 mile radius. Thankfully, this works well for me since it includes key growing areas in Pennsylvania, most noteably my wonderful Amish Farmer's co-op. So I know that anything I order from them fits within the SOLE guidelines.
Also helpful is the local grocer where I buy most of my produce and some meat and dairy. Every week I think she's gotten something new this past year - and most products fall within 150 miles. It is there that I pick up my Winter Buyers Co-op - a share of 4 veggies each week from Dec-Feb. THAT will make things pretty simple for produce.
Last year I found a local flour source as well as several grains. It took me practically the whole challenge to do so, but now I feel pretty set.
I will try to use primarily local herbs - but this is where I feel okay cheating. So spices will be used and I will note when they are not local.
Basically - I will try my best to make fully-SOLE meals, but there will be times where I will simply note what is not SOLE in order to get dinner on the table. A 90% SOLE meal is much better than take-out pizza!
So I will most likely post for each "recap period," which will be twice a month (again - check out the details of the challenge here).
I'd also like to reserve the right to simply list all the SOLE dishes that I've prepared over the half-month period rather than describing two particular meals. :)