Eating local, sharing local

As we approach the end of our six-week Eating Local Winter 2011/2012 project, some of us (Ann, Bev, Penny and I) met over lunch to take stock and to share experiences and tips.

Each of us had prepared a local dish to celebrate the occasion:

  • Bev: a delicious winter vegetable soup
  • Helen: a colourful salad, including grated carrots, grated (raw) brussel sprouts, freshly cooked beets, boiled eggs and a range of mixed salad leaves
  • Penny: a loaf of homemade wholemeal bread
  • Ann: cabbage leaves, stuffed with rice and covered in a local, homemade tomato sauce

It was great to see how much collective knowledge we had built up over the six-week period. We had all discovered one, or more, items of locally produced food that we had never tried before (in my case, rabbit and fresh artichokes). We experimented with new recipes, ranging from pigeon stir-fry to rabbit stew. We also discovered a range of farm shops and market traders that sell locally produced foods, ranging from milk and butter, through to local game, wine and fruit juices, and salad items.

In the coming weeks, we shall be adding our favourite local winter recipes, as well as information on local growers, to the resources section of the website. Stay tuned!

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