Wednesday, July 25, 2012

The very local meal

You may have heard of the 100-mile diet, as part of the locavore movement. This is a goal which is impossible for me to achieve most of the year, but in the summer, on this very evening it is a reality.

I'll call it the 15 steps to the garden diet. Everything is from our garden except butter and olive oil. While the potatoes are baking in the oven,




I am making a salad with

lettuce and tomatoes


and cooking:

peas


yellow beans


onion, zucchini, and summer squash


and when we sit down there are chives to top the potatoes

30 comments:

  1. Looks so yummy! This is the first year in a long time that we haven't planted a veggie garden (my husband is the gardener, and he was very busy this spring with basketball team stuff). The thing I really miss is the fresh peas. Oh, I could sit in the garden and eat fresh peas. We never cook peas!

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    1. I know a lot of people like them raw but I like to boil them just a little and top with butter! We don't have too many plants but even a few meals a year make me happy!

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  2. Summer time makes it possible to eat entirely from ones garden and how satisfying that is. Your garden looks full of goodness.

    Christy
    Lil Bit Brit

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    1. It's been a good year in the garden. Just now the corn is beginning to tassel. Heaven.

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  3. Wow! I bet that was the tastiest meal! Sitting here shivering through winter I am so jealous of your summer garden bounty!

    Heidu

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    1. So hard to imagine winter in the middle of summer, and vice versa, isn't it?!

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  4. Sounds delicious....
    I love you header pic.

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    1. Everything was so delicious. That's a hollyhock in the header. I love those flowers.

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  5. Although I have not heard of the 100 mile diet, I know there is a sort of informal movement, if you can call it that way, here in Germany as well, of people who strive to use mainly local produce in their kitchens. And never are my parents more proud than when they can serve a whole meal with everything coming from their own garden! On Monday, we had chard lasagne (the pasta was not from the garden) and salad (lettuce, tomatos and zucchini) at my parents' for lunch, it was most delicious.

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    1. I understand their feelings completely. It's so wonderful to eat such fresh food.

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  6. That is an amazing meal. It's fabulous that it's from your garden. I wish I could get things to grow more easily. When you grow it yourself, you know exactly what kind of fertilizer or chemicals you used... or not used.

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    1. We've never used chemicals in 39 years of gardening. That's why the rest of the time we buy organic.

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  7. Smiling
    I have it all
    Never called the yellow squash
    summer squash
    a new name
    Only differance
    one potatoe
    for One Woman :)

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    1. Oh, I don't think I've ever eaten just one potato. :<)
      What do you call summer squash??

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  8. It just doesn't get more local than this, Nan, and tastes twice as good for your own efforts in growing it all.

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    1. Very little 'effort' other than a bit of weeding. :<)

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  9. Wonderful! And how beautiful the food is.

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  10. Oh my, that looks like a heavenly meal!! :)

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    1. So good to see you!! And it was wonderful.

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  11. That's wonderful! Mm, my mouth is watering...

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    1. We've had several since just like it! Yum. The bounty of summer.

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  12. I wish I lived within 100 miles of you! Better yet, 1 mile. :)

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  13. Me too! Having much the same meal tonight and will continue as long as there's food. Zillions of tomatoes are coming, as is the corn. Such a bounty.

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  14. I'm so impressed! Looks absolutely wonderful. We have been eating blueberries from our daughter's garden -- yumm -- but hard to make a whole meal of.

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    1. Just dug the last of the potatoes. Our neighbor down the road grows blueberries and we buy them for now, and for the freezer. I love them.

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