Thursday, June 05, 2008

Is it a Destiny, a Destiny, or is it Just a Game in My Mind

A couple of weeks I decided it'd be a super idea to join the One Local Challenge.

Now, I don't know what possessed me to do this as I'm total and complete loser when it comes to such things (yeah, hi, I still owe my holiday swap partner her December package). But hey! We're getting our crop share this year and I guess I figured what the hell so here we go, the first challenge of the summer.

Oh, wait. So the challenge (why, oh why do I keep spelling challenge c-h-a-l-l-a-n-g-e?) is that I have to make one meal a week using all local ingredients (except for oil, salt, pepper and spices).

Today, my lunch is my local meal...


Strawberries and eggs with baby onions and asparagus.

The strawberries, eggs, baby onions, asparagus and milk (for the eggs) are all part of my CSA, which is in Milo, Missouri (90 miles away). The butter to cook the eggs in are from Shatto, which is in Osborn, Missouri (75 miles away). And that's it, well beside the fact I love me some salt and pepper.

And for anyone who's wondering, last night was our third pickup for our CSA. We got strawberries, zucchini (which they called a "summer squash"), broccoli, more spring onions (we're drowning in them), lots of lettuces, radishes, asparagus and beets. I also added in the eggs, unpasteurized milk and ham steaks.

I need a good zucchini bread recipe and a good beet recipe. Got any?

16 comments:

Debbie said...

Mmmm. Looks very tasty,

amy said...

oooooooohhh. CSA, you look lovely.

intothethickofit said...

I love pickled beets. I've only ever made them from the can (I know, I know- blame my mother) but my guess would be to thinly slice (or thickly but I prefer thin), boil in water until semi-soft, drain most of the water and add vinegar and sugar to taste. Yummy.

Alicia A. said...

ham steaks?! do they sell pork on it's own?

Renee said...

That looks tasty! Can I have some?

Chickenbells said...

That looks delicious! What a neat challenge...My mother belongs to the CSA here, and gets the most unusual veggies sometimes. It's neat to try new things isn't it? Well...along with the old favorites as well.

sltbee69 said...

That looks so good. As far as recipes goes, check this site out: http://kitchen-parade-veggieventure.blogspot.com/

amy h said...

I was about to get all annoyed with the variety from my CSA (I have only gotten lettuce, spinach, radishes and broccoli so far), but then I saw that your CSA costs about twice as much! :) So you are getting the really good stuff. I have organic lettuce absolutely coming out of my ears and we only signed up for a couple's membership. I have been dumping lettuce on my mom. I am tired of salad.

Diane said...

My mom makes killer zuchinni bread. I have her recipe, but problem is, its at home and I'm at work. Let me know if you want me to email it to you this weekend or Monday. dlord(at)pinehurstpropertiesllp(dot)com

heatherfeather said...

I use this GF zucchini bread recipe but sub the GF flour mix for the sum total of the flour. I am going to remake it and dial down the honey and oil a bit because it's a little sweet and oily. Other than that, I love it. (How's that for a recommendation? It's good! Change it!) Don't forget to drain the zucchini in a colander on some paper towels/cheesecloth/tea towel and put a plate or glass or something on top of it to extrude a bit more water so it ain't soggy. :)

http://www.cookingbread.com/recipes/gluten_free_bread/gluten_free_zucchini_bread_recipe.html

heatherfeather said...

and just because it would have been awesomer of me to put a hyperlink

Gluten! Free! Zucchini! Bread!

FinnyKnits said...

I made Beet Towers a few weeks back from a recipe I adapted off Modern Beet.

Maybe you like?

dee said...

thats an awesome challenge!! keep it up girl!

happythings/Amy said...

I'd eat it. Good job. Yeah, we did we join this challenge anyway. Like I need to put more pressure on myself...

Joy said...

I love Jane Brody's zucchini bread. The recipe is online here:
http://tastesofypsi.blogspot.com/2007/09/grate-zucchini-bread.html

Angelina said...

Oh, that looks really good. I've been eating lots of strawberries too. And asparagus. Yum. Oh, must go eat food now.