Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Still eating locally

So what does one eat at the tail end of winter before the bounty of the growing season is here again? Well, last night we ate quite well! (Remember we are not strict 100-milers anymore, just careful local eaters).

We had spinach salad thanks to Snug Haven Farm. We took bacon from Pecatonica Valley Farm (thank you wonderful Carr family) and sauteed it until crisp. Remove the bacon from the pan and fry finely diced onions or shallots. When the aromatics are crispy, toss in some balsamic vinegar and reduce it, pour it hot over the spinach--yowza that is good!

We also had homemade bread with canned tomatoes and Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, (the little fresh mozzerella balls).

To round out the meal we sauteed leftover ravioli from RP's Pastas and topped with a bit of rosemary salt from Renaissance Farm.


1 comment:

denise said...

Yum! We have found so many awesome local foods this winter too - we are lucky to live in such a rich farm and food area! And to be able to get it all organic or pasture raised or whateve - WOW! :) Look forward to spring and summer on your blog!