Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Eat Local

Once a year Bon Appetit has an Eat Local Challenge.
The Challenge is to highlight local ingredients which can be found within 150 miles.
One of the best ways to find local produce is your local farmer's market.
Possible advantages of eating local: 

  • less fuel is used in shipping
  • Product is often fresher
  • Supports the local economy
  • Uses ingredients which are not normally found in stores

These herbs came right from my yard.
(parsley, lemon thyme, oregano, rosemary, mint)

Apple Mint Chutney
I used local honey crisp apples, apple mint, tomatoes, baby leeks, and a local hot pepper
(which was not too and had nice flavor). 

This local corn was so sweet and fresh it did not need
any butter or salt.

Asian Pears

You can tell a fresh apple by how crisp it is.
These apples had a great crunch to them!

Local plums.
Just like apples, fresh plums are also crisp and have a bit of a bite to them.

Fresh peaches and nectarines in the background.

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