Fiona Kerr: Day two

2nd April, 2013 —   

Honey –  A lot of Honey!

Today revolved around H’s first ever trip to see a musical, courtesy of her grandma, so the harvest challenge wasn’t too central to our day.  We started with our oats, sweetened with a bit of honey, and some Timboon milk.  Then we headed into town.  The only local food items on our agenda were tomatoes and honey, lots of honey.  Tomatoes because I’d realized that this week, our tomatoes have really and truly finished for the year. I am hoping to get enough cherries for a salad at the end of the week, but that will be it!  The honey is a much more exciting venture, because mum’s quince tree has been extremely generous this year.  We came home on Easter Sunday with a huge bag of quinces and my plan is to preserve them in honey using this recipe. I have only done preserving with sugar before, so that will be tomorrow’s experiment.

During the day we ate at the Vic Market and a cafe where we didn’t have much idea about the source of our food. (well, actually, I did probably know that my coffee was not grown in Victoria, but…)

Dinner was back on track. Baked potatoes and baked eggs with eggplant and basil from the garden and tomatoes, followed up with grapes. Yum again!

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Name: Fiona Kerr
Suburb: Sunshine
State: VIC
Size: Meal-sized
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Fiona Kerr's Challenges

  • Don't use the supermarkets this week - shop at local independent grocers, butchers and delis
  • Don't use the supermarkets this week - shop at local independent grocers, butchers and delis
  • Don't use the supermarkets this week - shop at local independent grocers, butchers and delis
  • Sign up to a neighbourhood fruit and veg box system
  • Source local meat & cheeses
  • Shop at a local food coop, buy in bulk, take your own containers
  • Shop at a local food coop, buy in bulk, take your own containers
  • Buy cruelty free eggs (laid by happy chooks!)
  • Go foraging! - eat edible weeds
  • Go foraging! - eat edible weeds
  • Go foraging! - eat edible weeds
  • Harvest and eat food from your own garden
  • Harvest and eat food from your own garden
  • Eat (at least) 5 Servings of Local, Organic fruit & veggies per day
  • Eat (at least) 5 Servings of Local, Organic fruit & veggies per day
  • Eat (at least) 5 Servings of Local, Organic fruit & veggies per day
  • Cook with seasonal produce
  • Cook with seasonal produce
  • Cook with seasonal produce
  • Sip on local milk or juice
  • Sip on local milk or juice
  • Swap sugar for local honey (or stevia)
  • Swap sugar for local honey (or stevia)
  • Swap sugar for local honey (or stevia)
  • Go plastic-free packaging
  • Go plastic-free packaging
  • Go plastic-free packaging
  • Make yoghurt
  • Make yoghurt
  • Make yoghurt
  • Make your own ferments (ie. fetta, sauerkraut, ginger beer, kimchi, pickled foods)
  • Make your own ice-cream
  • Make your own ice-cream
  • Compost your kitchen scraps
  • Compost your kitchen scraps
  • Attend a local food swap
  • Gather with friends for a local 'pot-luck' meal
  • Find out more about and try food preserving - bottling, drying, freezing
  • Find out more about and try food preserving - bottling, drying, freezing
  • Like Local harvest on facebook, or follow on Twitter
  • Read a relevant book
  • Read a relevant book
  • Volunteer at a farm, school garden or community garden