You know I’m a huge advocate of Real food, especially local Real food. I eat homegrown when I can, local when I can’t grow or make it myself, and small farm/business when I can’t find it locally. My goal isn’t to eat 100% locally, I like to incorporate things like lemons and coconut oil into my diet and will never completely rule them out. It’s rare when 100% of my meal come from within a few miles of my house, it seems like there’s always one ingredient that isn’t local. The other day it happened, as I was eating I realized I had made a meal that was 100% local.
We enjoyed sandwiches made with: local raw milk gruyere cheese, homegrown sundried tomatoes, freshly harvested arugula, on homemade sourdough bread made with local wheat. I grilled it in my vintage Griswold cast iron skillet in some homemade raw milk butter. We enjoyed it with a bowl of homemade tomato soup on the side made with all homegrown ingredients and some homemade chicken stock. It was truly a nourishing meal!
How much of your food comes from your garden or your local area?