A sampling of our recent meals:
Here’s a dish we love to make: Green Goddess Pasta. It’s a pesto made with basil, sunflower seeds and walnuts, parmesan cheese, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, salt, and pepper. We usually make it with spinach because it’s too expensive to buy basil, but since we’re GROWING our own, we have a little goldmine in the backyard and can eat as much fresh basil as want!
Here’s a soup we made from Deborah Madison’s Local Flavors cookbook. It’s a hearty borscht recipe that allowed us to utilize our yummy beets, potatoes, and a variety of other garden goodness. The recipe was huge and we were eating this soup for about three days. It really got better as time went on and the flavors developed. It’s also finished with some vinegar and a dollop of sour cream, which really made the soup.
We’ve been buying fresh pork roasts from the South Dakota Local Foods Co-op. These come from The Goosemobile and usually feed us for about 3-4 meals. This one we cooked slowly in the crock pot with potatoes, fresh onions, and dill, all from our garden. We’ve also cooked one with pineapple, mushrooms, and a few dashes of red pepper flakes.
We also made one of our favorite dishes, feta olive lamb meatballs with sides from the garden. We also buy our lamb through the SD Local Foods Co-op, and it comes from Svec Farm out of Estelline. Oh so good!
What have you been eating these days?