My local meal this week was a vegetable fritatta, cantaloupe, fried potatoes, pork sausage, and rhubarb bread.
The fritatta has garlic and a carrot from my garden. Broccoli, onions and eggs from the market. I just remembered I covered it with cheese that wasn’t local this time. Oops! I sauted the onion and garlic in a little lard from the pig we purchased. Salt and pepper not local.
The pork sausage came from a pig we purchased from a farmer a while back. It’s via the freezer but the farmer lives about 30 miles away.
Cantaloupe is from the Muscatine, IA area, about 60 miles.
Potatoes are from my garden and lard also from same pig. Salt and pepper not local.
Rhubarb bread contained a mix of local and non-local ingredients. The milk, eggs and rhubarb were local (rhubarb from my patch, still going strong). The flour is King Arthur flour still, although I just ordered some from my more local source.
I had been talking so much at work lately about fritattas that someone asked me how to cook one the other day. Spreading the word!
This week I also made up a ratatouille, but it wasn’t such a hit. I think it might just not be something for us. I followed the recipe I linked to above, but I do think I was supposed to peel the veggies first. They got soft but the skins didn’t! We did keep the leftovers to cook into some pasta sauce though. Don’t want them to go to waste!