Time is really getting away from me this summer. Is it really week 13 already? And to think that I was considering not doing this! Local meals can be breakfast too, and this is pretty much what breakfast looks like every morning. Some sort of meat, an egg, fruit, and a seriously not local but very necessary double shot of espresso. The meat is a pork roll, or if you’re from New Jersey, Taylor Ham. Both are cooked up in a little pan, and I usually just crack the egg over the pork roll and let them cook together, but I figured to make it look nice, I’d do them separately this time. Our local orchard has had an abundance of fruit from plums to nectarines, peaches and even the first apples of the season! And that coffee, well if you’re a coffee drinker, you know.
We had a sort of hectic week, but I still managed to get a local meal in. There was a party at the house last night, and I managed to get up in the morning and throw together some pancakes (quickly becoming a favorite around here) with some fresh plums from the farmer’s market. Ingredients are the same as Week 9, but with no blackberries this time. The plums were sliced and plopped on the griddle to warm up, then put in a bowl with some maple syrup and cinnamon while the pancakes were being made. The tartness of the slightly under-ripe plums worked really well with the sweetness of the maple syrup and the whole thing was just plain delightful, receiving rave reviews from the guests who stayed over for the night. Non-local ingredients include cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and sugar.
Whole Wheat Pastry Flour – Mill at Anselma
Egg – Mt. View Organics
Goat’s Milk Yogurt – Shellbark Hollow Farm
Plums – North Star Orchard
Maple Syrup – Miller’s Maple