Sunday, July 20, 2008

Eating Local Foods

For breakfast this morning we had blueberries from yesterday's trip to the Farmers Market. Lunch yesterday was buttered corn and a plate of sliced tomatoes and radishes, all from the market. Dinner: a tabouli salad that used parsley and tomatoes from the market, and some French-style eggs with mayo. We also snacked on red and yellow cherries from Traverse City via the market.

(Full disclosure: we ate the cherries with home made brownies while watching 6 of the 12 episodes of the rediscovered Gene Autry sci-fi series "The Phantom Empire," from 1935. Autry and other cowboys from Radio Ranch meet the inhabitants of the deep-underground Empire Murania, including robots in tin fedoras. The cowboys defeat both the underground enemies and a group of evil scientists trying to obtain Murania's valuable radium supplies.)

Still to be eaten this week: peas, lettuce, and the first peaches of the year. And there were so many things we didn't buy!

2 comments:

Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) said...

I've been getting gigantic blueberries from the farmers' markets, too -- and one invitation to pick wild blueberries on a friend's farm. I'm not a jam lover, so I need to eat them fresh -- or freeze them. I lay them out on a baking sheet, freeze, then package into plastic bags.

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

This is certainly a wonderful time for eating fresh and local! We had local green bean salad last night and a chicken that was slaughtered on Friday. I also made a black currant cake from the last week of market currants. I'm about to have market blueberries and cherries for breakfast.

We watched almost the opposite this weekend - we rented episodes of "Eureka" which is about a modern, top-secret town of scientists who work on projects for industry and for the government.