Local Meal 3
Hmmmm......I really intend to make these really great meals using as many local ingredients as possible. But the past few days it has been really, really hot and humid and remember we don't have air conditioning. I usually work outside until dark, because there just doesn't seem to be time to do it all. So this was the meal on Saturday night. It was 9:00, I was hot and sweaty and totally not feeling like cooking. I threw the beets in the oven earlier, so they were cooled and all I had to do was slice things.
Fruit Salad: Bluberries, peaches, and yellow plums purchased and grown at Masonic Homes Orchards (4.5 miles). Melon was purchased there also, but was labeled as hailing from the Eastern Shore. If they mean southern Delware, I'm good. Eastern Shore of Maryland....not so much, probably more than a hundred miles. Virginia, totally too far, more like 240 miles
Warm Beet Salad: Beets (mine) tossed in olive oil and balsamic and roasted, then mixed with dill (mine), salt and pepper, and crumbled bleu cheese (not local).