Saturday, August 11, 2007

OLS - Week 7

The theme this week was maple syrup. We had 2 meals that I would consider local this week, one dinner and one breakfast.

Dinner: Maple-Rosemary glazed pork chops, corn on the cob and Royal Purple beans
The breakdown:

Pork chops - Touch the Earth Farm - 140 miles, this is outside my usual range for local but I was visiting Danielle and we bartered for pork chops. Since I was there anyway I sort of figure they are local

Maple syrup - Patterson Farms - 280 miles, way outside my normal range for local but as close as I think I'm going to find maple syrup

Rosemary - my garden - 0 miles

Red peppers - my garden - 0 miles

Corn on the cob - Lockbriar Farm - 46 miles

Royal Purple beans - my garden, I only have 1 plant producing right now so I get maybe 1 bean day, I saved them all week and had 6 beans total, so DH and I each got 3. Luckily they taste really good you so want those 3 beans

Breakfast - Sour dough french toast
The breakdown:

Flour - Daisy Flour - 60 miles
Sourdough starter - originally the Oregon Trail in the 1800s but lately my fridge - 0 miles
Eggs - Whimsical Farm - 4 miles
Maple Syrup - Patterson Farms - 280 miles

Maybe we could do an average miles for the meal to make up for those things that aren't so local? Hmm...I think I like that idea, if I can keep my average miles around 100 I'll consider it local, then maybe I won't be so disappointed by the rice that sneaks in or the things that end up being not quite as local as you thought they were when you bought them (like the maple syrup).


Faith said...

It all looks so good, especially the sourdough french bread! Yum!

Christy said...

The french toast was very good.

Danielle said...

Oooh, cool. How were the chops? They're one of our favorites, but Jim cooks them nice and slow and only cooks them to an internal temp of around 145° or so. The recommended temps for pork result in shoe leather, imo. Probably why I never much liked pork, come to think of it.

Christy said...

The chops were good. We grilled them but they were still juicy. Pork isn't our favorite meat either but this was good.