Friday, August 22, 2008

Market to table - One local summer week 12

I know, I know. This looks familiar, right? I made this one just a few weeks ago for the One Local Summer Challenge Week #9. It's true. This is a repeat, but the bowl is a different color this time. Does that count?

Really, can you blame me? This dish is absolutely delicious and so incredibly easy. I chopped up one of the onions from the farmers market along with some local mushrooms and sauteed them in a frying pan with olive oil. Once the veggies were soft, I tossed in one of the bags of spinach, also from Saturday's farmers market, and let it cook through. In the meantime, I put some local rice on the back burner and within 20 minutes - Voila! I had this wonderful meal ready. Actually, I have some leftovers, if anyone is interested...

Revealing My Sources

The spinach and onion came from our local farmers market. The mushrooms came from the grocery store, but they are still local (picked about 40 miles from town). Non-locals included the olive oil and a little bit of salt.

For More Information

For more recipes and ideas on local meals, check out the One Local Summer Challenge website (hosted by Farm to Philly) and see what others are eating (weekly OLS posts are made to theFarm to Philly website on Tuesdays of each week). 

If you're in the BCS area and are looking for local suppliers here in town, visit my post here, where I list sources for all kinds of goodies.

Happy (and mindful) eating!


ttammylynn said...

When do you sleep, Heather? The blue dish is a looks yummy. I didn't feel like cooking last night so I ate two roma tomatoes with basil and yogurt with blueberries, the blueberries weren't local...I could have used some that were from the freezer, but as I said, I was lazy.
I hope Yadi moves to Briarcrest to make things easier on you(and herself, I think), but it appears that two or three in the group think Briarcrest Dr. is in Hearne or something, lol. If we lived in Hearne, Cameron might not be so far.

Green Bean said...

Different bowl totally counts! And it still looks super yummy. :)

Bobbi said...

Different bowl counts - it looks yummy either way!

Heather @ SGF said...

ttammylynn - Your dinner sounds delicious! We always like to keep things simple around here too. Would be nice to move the dairy pickup to where I could bike it (so we don't have to worry about who has access to the car at that time), but if we can at least move it to somewhere along the highway it would be a big help. Driving into the middle of town at 5:00 on Fridays is kinda nuts. Plus I would imagine it's easier for Yadi to be right on the highway since that's where she would come in. We'll see what everyone comes up with. Have we ever talked at the pickup? I only know a couple people's names.

green bean - Thanks! It was pretty good stuff although no more white rice (I ate this earlier in the week). All about the brown rice now :)

bobbi - I like those bowls. There are four colors, they are nice big bowls, and we got them at Goodwill for $1 each. I found similar ones at Kroger for $5 a piece. I'm all about the bargain (and the yummy food that goes inside)!

kale for sale said...

I have been in an I-can't-get-enough-fried-rice phase and put everything in the bottoms drawers into it with back deck hot peppers and a touch of foreign ginger. My favorite addition right now is eggplant and cabbage. Oh, and sugar snap peas. Yes, everything. And I always use brown rice. Enjoy.

Heather @ SGF said...

Kale for Sale - Sugar snap peas are one of my favs. Yum! I'm an everything-but-the-kitchen-sink cooker too. No recipe needed. Just pull whatever is in the fridge and roll with it. You come up with lots of good food that way and never a veggie be wasted!

ttammylynn said...

No, I don't think I have talked to you at the drop. I may have seen your husband or you at pick-up, but I cannot specifically recall. I used to drive to Kurten to get milk when Alysha was there. I got goat's or cow's milk from somewhere else for a while and then I started getting a gallon a week from Alysha (Yadi) about a half a year or year ago...mainly so I could get first dibs at whatever her garden produced. I know that sounds strange, but I like to have fresh veggies for canning, etc. When I want to make pickles, this is particularly useful, but nobody had many cukes this year(that I knew). Also, Alysha does her stuff at the highest standard, making the 10 dollar gallon of milk seem more reasonable.
I guess we do have different takes on things though, because you make bread, but I am more inclined to make ice cream or mozzarella and riccotta cheese. I used to buy fresh made bread from Nicol O'Malley, but she moved away. Since my husband gets Nature's Own breads for free(he delivers bread), I don't really force the bread issue. It isn't purely organic, but I know it is baked in San Antonio, lol. Anyhow, I'm off to work...late, 4:30 am.

Heather @ SGF said...

ttammylynn - Nature's Own makes an organic bread. We used to buy it before we started making our own. It was pretty good too!

Wow! 4:30 is a seriously early morning! What do you do for PF?

ttammylynn said...

I own a territory(sort of franchise). I deliver to all grocery stores in B-CS(the cookies like milanos and sausalitos and goldfish crackers). My hubby delivers bread to your Kroger and HEB CS, and the two Targets.
They want to make the dropsite Aldersgate, it is so far for you. I hate that, esp since the only people really to benefit are south CS people(but at least it isn't Champion w/traffic jams). Highway access stinks with the feeder road loop-d-loos, and it is actually really close to my house, but I hate it.

Heather @ SGF said...

ttammylynn - getting it out of the middle of town at rush hour on Friday will be a big help, even though its a little further down the interstate. I too wish it was closer. Since we only have one car and Dave often works late, sometimes it's hard to coordinate the pick up on our end. But we haven't missed one yet. At least the two new locations would mean less in-town traffic.

But, of course, I agree that we got with whatever Yadi thinks is best. She had personal security concerns with some of the other places. I had only suggested a change because I thought it would make it easier. I didn't realize it would be such a big deal. I hope I didn't cause Yadi any undue stress.