Dear friend Abbie was over for a long weekend so I subjected her not only to the farmer’s market, but also to cooking a One Local Summer dinner with me. Reflecting back on the food coma we were in afterwards, I dare say that she didn’t mind the experience one bit. Dinner consisted of a bison burger stuffed with mushrooms and blue cheese on some thick slices of wheat bread. There’s a little bit of salad at the back too (yep, salad, again). We probably made the burgers a bit too thick, but it didn’t seem to matter much since they both disappeared.
Bison – Backyard Bison. Just your plain old ground bison.
Egg – Mountain View Organics. Just one, to help bind the burger together.
Blue Cheese – Birchrun Hills. Not only was it inside the burger, but we melted some on top too.
Mushrooms – Oley Valley Mushrooms. We decided on Shiitake for the burger, and put a few on top too.
Spinach – Charlestown Farm. Just for a little crispy crunch in between the burger and bread.
Garlic Scapes – Charlestown Farm. Chopped these and sauteed them with the mushrooms.
Bread – Saint Peter’s Bakery. Wheat bread cut into thick slices
Zucchini Pickles – from my garden. Canned these last year and they’re still incredible.
Non-Local – Salt, pepper, olive oil.
Lettuce – Jack’s Farm. Looseleaf lettuce, delightful. We topped this with some more blue cheese
Non-Local – Salad Dressing
Gewurztraminer – J Maki Winery. I don’t know what he does to this grape to make such a unique Gewurztraminer, but boy is it ever delightful.