Saturday, March 29, 2008


Last night while we celebrated Earth Hour, we shared a lovely local meal:

Meatloaf with local ground beef, an egg, and a little milk all from the same source combined with onions from the farmers market, dried tomatoes (which we dehydrated ourselves during the summer) and chives from a pot on our deck.

Garden Greens from our own backyard: a little chard, a little kale (both of which made it through the winter, and some baby dandelion weeds, sauteed in local butter with some more of the onions and the soaking liquid from our sundried tomatoes.

Baked Potatoes from our farmer's market dressed with sour cream from our above-mentioned meat-and-dairy source.

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We topped off our celebration by rereading (by candlelight) a bit of the perfect spring book: Barbara Kingsolver's Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life.

Then we serenaded ourselves before bed by playing trios on our recorders--something we have not done in far too long. What a fulfilling way to spend Earth Hour!

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1 comment:

Jo said...

What a lovely evening! I like the Earth Hour idea--thanks for the link.


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