Sometimes people hear “eat local” and they picture expensive, fancy food. I went out to dinner the other night with friends to a burger joint that we like because they source some things locally. “It doesn’t have fancy buns, does it?” they asked the waitress. While made on site, I’m not sure one would consider them “fancy.” But I digress. This week’s Dark Days Challenge entry is most definitely not fancy, but is fast, easy, and–local.
Today I’m posting a beef stew recipe, even though it’s soup week, because I ended up making this more into a soup. Regardless, it tasted great and features local ingredients.
We continue the salad theme this week with cole slaw! Even though I often associate cole slaw with summer picnics, it uses ingredients that are available in the winter.
Believe it or not, I’ve only made one other meatloaf (Mediterranean Meatloaf). However, we have a lot of ground venison/beef to use up so I thought I’d give this recipe a try.
Leisurely Sunday breakfasts are a treasured tradition for me and DH. Today’s doubles as this week’s Dark Days Challenge entry and features nearly all local ingredients.
In yesterday’s herbal class at the Urban Ranch, I learned that you can make tea from pine trees! Not only is it rather tasty, but it has some healing properties as well.
I’ve never had chicken fried steak before, although I’ve seen it in restaurants. I always wondered why it was called chicken fried if it was steak. When I received a couple of cube steaks in my meat box at the co-op, I decided to give it a try.
I love it when DH gets inspired in the kitchen. Yesterday, he wanted to make beer cheese soup. It turned out delicious!
I feel like such a poser. For some reason I’m attracted to vegan and vegetarian cookbooks. And when I wanted to make something to go with the venison steaks DH would be grilling? I Googled “kale with pasta and pine nuts” I ended up at Two Little Vegans.
I was tempted to make scallops with white wine, capers, and tomatoes the other day; but I decided instead to figure out something to make with the beets sitting in my garage. I was pleasantly surprised to discover this recipe from Good Housekeeping.