Saturday, June 16, 2007

Nil miles dinner

I reflected on our achievement Thursday evening to create a meal totally home grown bar one item.

The menu consisted of :
  • omelettes with shredded courgette flowers and herbs from the garden.
  • stir fried mangetout peas and baby courgettes
  • new potatoes with a hint of mint
  • Water to drink.

It seems nothing probably to you, reading this blog, but it means to us that we have stopped relying on the supermarket for everything we eat. The only ingredient that we could not replace was the olive oil used to make the omelettes with.

I guess there will always be ingredients that we need to buy but the general aim was to reduce our dependency on supermarkets, produce our own foods and source local food. We are well on our way to achieving that and most of the ingredients travelled 50 yards and were picked and eaten the same day. It does not get fresher than that.

It's strawberry time between mid june and mid july in my neighbourhood and I will be picking to preserve some for the future. More on that next week.

1 comment:

Willow said...

I enjoyed reading your comments about voluntary downshifting in your 14 June post. My dh and I are in the process of downshifting. Less house=fewer work hours and more time to pursue our interests. In three weeks we will have no lawn but enough soil to have a small garden. There is a farmers market in biking distance. We are looking forward to the changes.