One Local Summer 2013 – Week 13

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Breakfast, a classic, and a sort of lazy way to get at making this week’s meal.  Not going to lie, I’m starting to lose steam on this, being busy and having little time to cook, but hey, breakfast is a meal, so it works.  In the back is a bowl of nectarines (SO GOOD, it’s like the sun was leaking out of them).  On the main plate are blue potato home fries, pork sausage, a chunk of goat’s cheese, and scrambled eggs.  A pretty hearty breakfast, and to top it all off, my usual double shot of espresso (not local, but absolutely necessary).  I’m a little behind on posts, but I swear I’ll catch up!

Sausage, Eggs, and Potatoes:
Blue Potatoes – Jack’s Farm
Eggs – Deep Roots Valley Farm
Chevre – Shellbark Hollow Farm
Pork Sausage – Countrytime Farm
Nectarines – North Star Orchard
Non Local – Espresso, salt, pepper, olive oil

One Local Summer 2013 – Week 12

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I’m sort of split on this one.  I had a great idea, it just ended up being poorly executed mostly due to a bad recipe.  Yep, that’s supposed to be a taco shell.  Unfortunately, I used this recipe, instead of the one I had used before, and got what’s basically a cornmeal crepe instead of a hard taco shell.  It leaks, doesn’t hold together, and it basically rubbish.  Everything else was great though – the ground pork came out great, the squash was wonderful, the fruit sweet, and the sheep’s milk feta cheese!  YUM!  Oh well, at least I know better for next time!  A quick note on the nectarine and plum – our local orchard was hit by a hail storm earlier this season and fruit has been pretty scarce in comparison with prior years.  They put up a sign on their fruit bins at the market that the fruit is, “Hail kissed but still delicious!”  It makes me laugh every time, and they’re right.  Visual imperfections don’t make the fruit taste any different.

Pork Tacos and Fruit:
Cantaloupe – Brogue Hydroponics
Nectarine – North Star Orchard
Plum – North Star Orchard
Egg – Deep Roots Valley Farm
Flour – Mill at Anselma
Cornmeal – Mill at Anselma
Squash – Maysie’s Farm
Ground Pork – Bendy Brook Farm
Onion – Maysie’s Farm
Tomato – Maysie’s Farm
Sheep’s Milk Feta – King’s Creamery
Lettuce – Brogue Hydroponics
Non Local – olive oil, salt, pepper, taco seasoning