Votedwithour forks: Local Harvest Challenge – Day 3

5th April, 2012 —   

Today was a busy day for us both so breakfast was again toast (homemade bread) and dandelion marmalade for me and apricot jam (own fruit and homemade) for TB.

Lunch was very tasty but easy as we had pasties in the freezer. These were filled with our own carrots, potatoes and bought onions and a bit of random rump from the local shops.

 

 

(PS this was when they were cooked, we only had one each for our lunch).

The afternoon was spent re-potting some of our container plants, including the Meyer Lemon, Wild Lime and Lime/mandarin cross I bought last year. I was secretly happy to see that at least one lemon flower had escaped my vigilance when I removed the flowers earlier in the year – this is so the new plant develops a strong growth habit┬ábefore┬ábearing its first crop – so now I have my first lemon.

Dinner was a more considered meal. TB made Warrigal Greens souffle (eggs were from Murrumbateman, just over the ACT border) and our own Warrigal Greens. I love this native spinach it is so tasty. We will be using and harvesting it before the first frosts hit.

 

 

Our second dish was a simplified Cesar Salad topped with Tandoori-style chicken. This dish used our cos lettuce and homemade bread croutons. The eggs as above and the anchovies came from a tin. Chicken came from the organic meat supplier at the Belconnen Markets

 

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Votedwithour forks's Challenges

  • Don't use the supermarkets this week - shop at local independent grocers, butchers and delis
  • Shop at a farmers' market
  • Source farm-gate produce
  • Source local meat & cheeses
  • Sip on local milk or juice