Inspired by the bounty of shining produce at the farmer's market, we had our first strictly-all-local meal of the season.
The recipe for the Mushroom Asparagus Bread Pudding is originally from Deborah Madison's Local Flavors: Cooking and Eating from America's Farmers' Markets, reprinted in Barbara Kingsolver's Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life, and available free at Kingsolver's website.
We served the dish with swiss chard sauteed in a bit of butter with land cress (spicy) and sorrel (sour). We also enjoyed some sweet, cool summery wine from a local vineyard. The only non-local ingredients we used for this meal were salt and pepper.
For more about eating local, see the inspiring blog Pocket Farm, the 100 Mile Diet, Mulch, and the Eat Local Challenge. Other favorites include Farmgirl Fare, Life Begins at 30, Jennifer Jeffrey's blog (a new find), I Heart Farms, and Slowly She Turned. Anybody else have some favorite local food blogs?