Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Dark Days - Meals 9 & 10

So I don't even know if this Dark Days thing is going on anymore since I haven't seen a recap in months, but I really wanted to see this to the end, so I am still posting my wrap-ups twice a month.

Roasted Cauliflower with spices

 OK - this meal does not qualify as local in any way, but this sockeye salmon is wild-caught Alaskan, which according to the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch list is the most sustainable type of salmon to eat.  Check out that list before making a fish choice - it's a great resource for those interested in making the best choice for the environment.  I wanted to include this since my husband has a fun way to cook it in paper lunch sacks - really fun!

sweet potatoes, red and yellow onions and garlic (all from our winter buyers co-op) in a cast iron pan

 Happy local organic chicken goes on top (I believe the carrots got added in as well after the last photo)

BEAUTIFUL veggies upon roasting in the oven

 a plate of our chicken and veggies dinner

Making homemade stock with the leftover bones the next day


  1. I know - what happened to the challenge? I'm still trying to see it through on my end, too. I'm so jealous of your co-op box contents every week - I live across the road from two really great farms and could probably get whatever I wanted almost any day, but I miss the anticipation of opening my CSA box every week back when I lived in downtown Chicago.

  2. I'm bummed it kind of fell apart. Maybe someone will step up to the plate and do the linky thing? It makes me smile that you are jealous of the winter co-op. I am jealous of your proximity to not one, but two farms. :)

  3. I'm taking a virtual walk around the block and am glad to see you're still doing the challenge.