Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Eating at Home

Preparing ourselves for the annual return of One Local Summer,
we had a fabulous local meal--actually, another one that went a little beyond just "local".



On the menu:

Salad all grown in our garden, with a dressing made from rice vinegar marinated with our own chive blossoms and a bit of non-local olive oil.

Potatoes from the farmer's market, dressed with sour cream from our dairy supplier.

Hamburgers made with local beef, flavored with some of the last of our home-dried tomatoes mixed in before cooking.

We served the hamburgers on homemade whole-wheat buns--from wheat we ground ourselves.



This was an intensely satisfying meal--one that fed us well in both body and spirit.

7 comments:

Danette said...

I am so jealous that you made your own buns. I am to wimpy to venture out that far to make thme. Our bread is fine and dandy, but I am just to darned afraid to try something new.

Maybe this will be my inspiration!

The Purloined Letter said...

Danette--you should definitely try them out! You can use the same recipe and just shape them in balls rather than a loaf when it comes time to bake. They take a few minutes less time to cook too--but they are really not any harder to make. Yummy, and less expensive too. Good luck. Let me know how it goes!

C Meir said...

I'm eating at your house. By the way, you've been tagged...

http://meirccf.blogspot.com

Melinda said...

Wow - YUM! Your harvests are amazing, and I'm so impressed that you ground your own wheat! Matt used to do that for our bread on occasion, but we've gotten out of the habit due to the craziness of the move and such. It really does make a huge difference in flavor, doesn't it?

Your homegrown greens look fabulous!

Carrie K said...

The homemade buns from grind to baked just sound so delicious. You're not growing the wheat, are you?

The Purloined Letter said...

Carrie--I wish! If our back yard was bigger than a double bed, I might try it....

Carrie K said...

No gently waving wheat fields in your back yard? Oh. :)

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