It's been a bit since reporting on my local eating endeavors. The good news is that eating locally isn't feeling like some big accomplishment right now. It's just feeling like eating good food. The bad news is that it doesn't feel very blog-worthy. I'll have to work on that. Anyways, here's some yummy stuff from last week.
I canned lots of Thai-style pickled green beans and cucumbers! They had mint, lemongrass, ginger, garlic and chilies.
Taco salad! The easiest meal to eat locally: LaBore lettuce, Whole Grain Milling Co. chips and black beans, homemade local corn and tomato salsa. Fantastic!
Local camping is tough. I remember it being easier last year. There were homemade granola and muffins with local ingredients, pickles, sandwiches, etc. I relied on some non-local staples like canned beans and TVP (textured vegetable protein) for chili, but used my home-canned tomatoes and WGM chips again here.
I was weeding the garden a couple days ago and look what I saw: Trouble cat has taken to napping in the beets, carrots and garlic! Must be cool among those plants because she didn't even move when I started snapping pictures of her.
Tonight I'll be at the Ramsey County Library talking about local foods for a Simple, Good and Tasty event. Here's the link in case you're in the area.