Sunday, June 27, 2010

Eat your dirt.


Just two weeks ago my life was changed by the addition of our first child - a beautiful girl. This, plus recently beginning the book Animal Vegetable Miracle, has got me on a course to try to eat as close to the source as possible. Now there are many important reasons to eat locally produced food & your choices effect not only the local economy, but the environment and the flavor and quality of your food. By choosing local produce you help keep your money in your community and avoid all of the fossil fuel consumption it takes food to travel across the country. Most importantly though, food consumed as close to the time and place the food was uprooted or raised means that your food is fresher and tastier.

Now I don't know that I can commit to only eat local, but I can do my best to know where my food came from and understand how it was produced (hopefully by dirt, water and sun instead of some patented process). Anyway, its really just a point of trying to change my thinking about the choices I make regarding what my family & I eat.

I decided a good start would be a trip to the Dill Pickle - a recently opened co-op grocery store in my 'hood, to figure out dinner. While at the store I picked up some nice fresh goat cheese from Wisconsin (didn't note the producer), as well as locally grown basil and a baguette from Cook Au Vin - this joined some tomatoes (californian - still good though) for a tasty lunch of bruschetta. I also procured from the Pickle some locally grown carrots & thyme destined for a stew of sustainably grown beef, from Cedar Vally Farms. Lastly, for dinner I found a nice fillet of Trout, brought to the Pickle by Jake's Country Meats out of Cassopolis, MI.

So the actual dinner was pretty simple: The trout, pan seared over high heat with some butter, salt and pepper for about five minutes per side was paired with some basmati rice (also californian) and a salad of tomatoes and arugula (grown organically on my back porch) with a lemon-mustard vinaigrette.
(vinaigrette = 3 parts olive oil, 1 part lemon juice, 1 part Dijon mustard, salt and pepper)

27 comments:

陳芳 said...

Poverty is stranger to industry..................................................................                           

宛真宛真 said...

Pay somebody back in his own coin.................................................................

靜宸靜宸 said...

向著星球長驅直進的人,反比踟躕在峽路上的人,更容易達到目的。............................................................

怡潔怡潔 said...

當一個人內心能容納兩樣相互衝突的東西,這個人便開始變得有價值了。............................................................

與發 said...

感謝予我如此動感的blog!..................................................................

JasonBirk佳琪 said...

quite touching~~~thx for sharing..................................................................

雅莊王edgd春2蕙婷余惠其 said...

留言是種美德-感謝分享..................................................................

恩如 said...

everyday real you~!............................................................

吳婷婷 said...

No one knows the weight of anothers burden. ............................................................

莊雅和莊雅和莊雅和 said...

命運,就是自己行為的結果。..................................................

姿柯瑩柯dgdd憶曾g智曾 said...

死亡是悲哀的,但活得不快樂更悲哀。. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

陳韋夏陳韋夏益東富益東富 said...

相見亦無事,不來常思君.................................................................

盈廖生家秀蔡 said...

從來愛都不知它的深度,非得等到別離的時候.................................................................

蔡淑君蔡淑君 said...

i trust everything will be fine. bless you!..................................................................

徐禎緯 said...

世界上沒有本來就應該的事,因為老天爺也沒有劇本..................................................

張v李佳羽嘉旺 said...

好喜歡你的部落格唷,剛下班,要去睡了!!!掰~~............................................................

明芳綠美 said...

大肚能容,了卻人間多少事,滿腔歡喜,笑開天下古今愁。..................................................

黃以陳美苓富 said...

好的開始並不代表會成功,壞的開始並不代表是失敗............................................................

宜明文潔 said...

快樂,是享受工作過程的結果......................................................................

凱許倫 said...

愛情不是慈善事業,不能隨便施捨。......................................................................

1615 said...

期待你發表的新文章!跟你說一聲加油。..................................................................

于庭吳 said...

It is no use crying over spilt milk.......................................................................

璇陳陳陳竹 said...

傻氣的人喜歡給心 雖然每次都被笑了卻得到了別人的心..................................................................

fwqtsd said...

喜歡你的部落格,留言請您繼續加油............................................................

麗王王珠 said...

時間就是塑造生命的材料。

司冯欣 said...

you got it!i like it!!!.................................................................

johndouglas said...

I appreciate the concern which is been rose.This is a wonderful opinion. The things mentioned are unanimous and needs to be appreciated by everyone.

Well, it’s amazing. The miracle has been done. Hat’s off. Well done, as we know that “hard work always pays off”, after a long struggle with sincere effort it’s done.
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