Sunday, July 22, 2007

One Local Sidedish

My bi-weekly baby-step entry into One Local Summer. I hope it's not a cop-out to post a side dish, ha ha.

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My food porn skills are lacking, pardon the odd cast to this photo.

Salad is probably one of the easiest local things to make, and one of the most delish too.

Aquí
Tomato (farm stand across from the office)
Cucumber (farm stand across from the office)
Scallion (fresh from my "pot" garden)

Allí
Olive oil (Italy--but the importer was local!)
Rice vinegar (California, and even worse I bought it back when we lived in MI. Which means I have trucked that bottle of vinegar from MI to TX to NJ!)

Coming up this week--more knitting content!

I've got that crazy FO to show you that I alluded to when I was whining about how hot it was in the Armpit of America.

I'll post this month's prize for KAYE.

And a Very Devious Plot may be revealed late in the week!

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12 Comments:

Blogger Calling Kahlo said...

Why didn't you stop by and say hello. What were you wearing? Email me at mmtate@comcast.net
I can't email you because your blogger profile hides your email address.

2:36 PM  
Anonymous Kathy said...

I think you get extra food mile points if you cart the item yourself, instead of buying new ones everywhere you go. Right?
Or did I make that up? I make up a lot of things.

5:02 PM  
Anonymous Knit Mongrel said...

Mmm... devious plots AND pictures of tomatoes aglow? Oh how I love thee. :)

5:39 PM  
Blogger Carol said...

I swear I made that same salad! Mine was not local, however, I'm much too lazy. A devious plot! heh-As arnold said...

6:19 PM  
Blogger cpurl17 said...

Hmm, one day before summer is over I have to give this local thing a go.

7:19 PM  
Anonymous NikBudnik said...

dude...you transported vinegar?????
Sorry about the "dude" but come on......

8:08 PM  
Anonymous NikBudnik said...

Oh and you Posh Spice you! Saying 'scallion " instead of green onion.

8:10 PM  
Blogger Wendy said...

Your salad looks yummy!

I love that you've put your toe in the water, as it were, with the whole eat local thing.

I just want to say that I think you're doing great! Love your pot, er, container garden ;).

9:09 PM  
Anonymous bufanditas said...

Can't wait to see your FO. Can it also repel water, 'cause it's been raining since May? Happy to say, we have yet to hit the 3 digits this summer.

3:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That salad looks really good!!! And you grew some of it yourself!! Nice going! Love, Mom

10:41 AM  
Blogger buttercup said...

I'm going to have to try your salad. Sounds really yummy.

My family always makes this:
tomato, onion, s&p and oregano, drizzle with olive oil and let sit for about an hour...

Make sure you have bread to sop up the juice. ummmm!

12:05 PM  
Blogger Stacie said...

that looks like a local meal to me! and i love the stick-to-it-ness of the vinegar... i knew a guy with 7 yr old chinese fermented black beans...

11:06 PM  

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