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?