Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Locavore 100-Mile Challenge - Day 3 - And It Was All...Yellow

This morning I hit the Spokane Farmers Market. BTW, this is a very awkward place to get to by bicycle. I picked up some sirloin steaks, lamb chops, Yukon Gold potatoes and White Cal potatoes all from Olsen Farms. After work I stopped by Fresh Abundance and picked up some raw milk with which to make a rather expensive lump of butter. I found some directions to do that on the Intertubes. More on that once I have results.

Today's meals displayed a lack of variety. Nothing different until dinner.

Breakfast: Two hard boiled eggs.

Morning snack: A peach and an apple.

Lunch: Hamburgers, mashed potatoes, and a tomato left over from dinner last night.

Afternoon snack: A hard boiled egg.

Dinner: Grilled lamb chops (Olsen Farms), mashed Yukon Gold potatoes (Olsen) with roasted garlic (Olsen) and milk (Spokane Family Farm) , yellow squash (my garden) with parsley (Tolstoy), and corn on the cob from a Spokane Valley garden. Surprisingly, the squash and the corn were delicious without any salt or butter. The garlic was a great addition to the potatoes. I added extra milk to make them really creamy. The lamb was great. I've never cooked lamb before so it was a learning experience. My grill was flaming up like crazy. But it has an excellent flavor and the meat stayed moist in spite of my best efforts to incinerate it.

After I put everything together on the plate I realized there was a predominant color theme.

Tomorrow's lunch will be just as tasty.

1 comment:

Geneva said...

I have been loving the corn too and sometimes just eat it raw. The ears I got were awesome.