Sunday, 17 November 2019

1 Week Eating Local Part 3

Next day

 I had the second half of the quiche with baked potato - getting towards the end of my own potatoes now- and kale again. Same breakfast and same lunch. I thought I'd taken photos of the little apple pies but found I hadn't.

The third day
Toast and honey again.

Used the first of my leeks from the garden plus another of my potatoes to make soup. I used an OXO veg cube for the stock. (IF I was very good I would have home made vegetable stock in the freezer but I don't) 

Still some kale left so a 2 Egg omelette filled with kale and a slice of home made bread. The Suffolk Churn local butter is very hard so when spreading it on bread I melted a little bit in the microwave. It spreads on toast without  needing to melt it, and it's exceedingly good, but double the price of the same amount of supermarket own brand unsalted butter.

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  1. The omelette looks good...other than the green stuff in it (I don't do dark green stuff, haha). The taste of local butter is sublime isn't it? Another reason why I don't buy it very often, as well as the price - it tastes just too delicious and I'd eat too much of it.

  2. This is such an interesting experiment, on lots of levels. Your meals look good and healthy - I would fight you for your omelette if it only had a good sprinkle of Worcestershire Sauce or even a dollop of HP sauce, neither of which are local - oops!

  3. I'm late catching up with this, but it is a brilliant Challenge. Made me think about what I can (and already do) buy which is locally produced - meat, cheese, milk and eggs spring to mind, oh, and veggies.

    I don't know if anyone has already mentioned this in comments on other posts, but your Challenge illustrates (to me) one of the more frightening aspects of modern society: most people live in towns and rely on supermarkets who hold only a day or two of fresh produce at any one time and I was very surprised to read a while back that most families do not have a 'stock' of basic foodstuffs. So if there were a really, really nasty incident and the food supply chain fell apart how long before you see looting and possibly even riots. People can behave very badly when they or their children are hungry and frightened.

  4. A good butter is worth the extra, I believe.

  5. Oh but I bet, the local butter, tastes better than the big store one! And is better for you.

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  6. We have a nice farm shop locally, I lot of senior people use it as they halve cabbages, cauli etc and charge accordingly. Less waste and more choice. I bought 4 apples for £1 when in the supermarket they were £2.50 for the same thing. I'll definitely be visiting there again. Great challenge.

  7. Agree with the comment above Sue - if you are going to eat butter then eat a good one it is certainly worth the extra money. My mouth is watering as I write this over that omelette.

  8. The omelette looks very tasty, I have never used kale as a filling.

    God bless.

  9. A really good days food, this is an interesting challenge.

  10. I have a question about how soup is made in England. I was there 3 years ago and ordered a veg soup. In USA a veg soup comes with nice chunks of all the veggies. I found that every soup I tried was a cream soup. My question is why go to all the extra work to whiz all those wonderful veggies rather than leave them in chunks. I'm sure years ago that your soup was not a cream soup so I'm wondering about the history of how this happened. Any ideas? You know so many things about how and when things have changed. Your local eating plan is interesting but I think expensive. Thanks for always having interesting things on your Blog. Look forward to your posts.