Eatings. Before we moved away from the city, we set the lofty goal of trying to source as many local, organic foods as possible, once we hit the countryside*. In two years, we are still far, far from meeting this goal, but we definitely take pleasure in eating local goods as often as we can.
Neither Zan nor I are particularly gourmet chefs, our fare is simple, and mainly vegetarian. But it feels soooooo super good to see a plate filled with more local produce than store bought items, and our kids devour these country-style meals. Some typical summer meals:
We are definitely finding that it is easiest to source vegetables, eggs, seafood and a few little extra treats like garlic and pine nuts (that's my homemade basil/rosemary pesto up there!). Still on our list is local, free range meat, organic raw milk and cheese. I hope to start buying locally pressed olive oil too. Slowly, slowly.
And to balance out all of that greenery, much of this homemade bread. Much.
And of course, plenty of sugary, processed food slips through. We are far from sainthood around here.
*Not that living in the countryside really makes much difference, as it is just as easy to source locally grown food in the city. But anyway...