Sunday, August 12, 2007

One Local Summer: Week Seven

This is actually our meal from week six. The explanation for my delayed post and lack of week-seven meal will follow. First let me start with the food. We were pleased to see that we were able to "localize" one of our favorite pork recipes. The chops (courtesy of Simply Grazin' Farm again) are rubbed with (non-local) fennel seeds, salt and pepper. Grilled. Then served with a vinaigrette made from pureed green onions, honey, sage, lemon juice and olive oil. Aside from the lemon juice and olive oil, all the other ingredients were Jersey fresh. Patty pan squash and red potatoes from our CSA rounded out the meal.

This was a meal that turned out to be the calm before the storm. Just a few hours after enjoying it, I proceeded to go into labor (one week early!). Our baby daughter was born the next evening. Our new life hasn't much room for blogging let alone full-on local meals. However, we're still enjoying as much fresh-from the farm produce as we can, when we can find the time to stop and eat!

Get a taste of what others are cooking up locally. . .


Leslie said...

Congratulations on your good news. I will be happy to report the story in this week's roundup.

Liz said...

Congratulations on your new seedling, seedling. ;)

Faith said...


chigiy at Gardeners Anonymous said...

You had your baby!
We'll never hear from you again.
Just kidding, well sort of.
Enjoy her.
I have never seen a squash like that before. It looks like a spaceship.
Your daughter will grow up eating healthy foods:)

seedling said...

Thanks everyone for all the warm wishes!