Sunday, June 15, 2008

"One Local Summer" Challenge

Jesse was responsible for the most innovative contribution to this week's all local meal. He has been wanting to cook lately, but rarely from a cookbook, usually only from his head. This time his idea turned out to be delicious. He talked all week about stuffing burgers with vegetables. On Friday, I helped him do it. He searched through the fridge for every vegetable he could find, all of which came from the farm, so it worked out well for the challenge. He found parsley, chives, English peas (which he shelled), and carrots. There were big, beautiful sweet onions but he wanted nothing to do with those. So I chopped those up and mixed them with leftover farm potatoes and broccoli into something like hash browns. These onions, cooked, make even the oldest leftovers taste good.

We used ground pork for the burgers. It was from Riverview Farms.

We also had a strawberry smoothie this week made with local frozen strawberries and local milk and we had our first blackberries of the year.The most exciting new farm vegetable (ok, fruit) that ripened in time to appear at our local-only dinner was the Heirloom Black Krim Tomato!


kelli said...

That meal sounds sooo delish! Yum! And those tomatoes... oh my gosh.. I'm salivating :)

diana(hahamommy) said...

sing and dance with me:
I just got tomatoes, I just got tomatoes, I just got tomatoes and one of them is a Black Krum!

Madeline said...

Kelli, we will still have lots of them when you get here. I will get you a bunch as your welcome gift from us.

Diana, hopefully you will have our tomatoes next year in your garden because I will send you seeds in the winter (or give them to you in Sept.?) I'm glad that you got some Black Krim in the meantime. They are my favorite.

Deanne said...

Oooo, I am so envious of those tomatoes! I NEED to learn how to grow more things.

Angie said...

Oh, those tomatoes literally made my mouth water!

Jesse's meal sounds delicious. I too have a cook in the house that hates using cookbooks. For every 5'iffy' meals, she hits the jackpot and makes something fantastic.

Great way for them to learn, I think.

Angie said...

Just had to pop back in and say 'thank you' for your comment on my post.

What a sweet thing to say. You just made my day.

Although after a 9+ hour day in the garden, stooped over, pulling weeds....I FEEL all of forty.

Happy writing today!

Cami said...

Way to go Jesse! Looks like a wonderful meal :)