One Local Summer #9 – Quiche

This week’s local meal was a simple veggie quiche made with a hodgepodge of garden veggies and local cheese.I sauteed some zucchini, red peppers, and a bit of broccoli with a couple of heads of garlic, arranged them over a bed of grated cheese in the pastry shell, poured it over with the egg andRead more

One Local Summer #8 – Portabello Mushroom Ravioli With Lemon Thyme Cream Sauce

A recent trip to the farmer’s market resulted in a large bag of baby portabello mushrooms following me home, so for this week’s OLS meal the kids and I decided it would be fun to go ahead with last week’s plan of making pasta.A quick internet search turned up this recipe for Wild Mushroom Ravioli,Read more

One Local Summer #7 – Garden Pasta

I had grand plans of making something really great for OLS this week, but I got busy with other things so we had to make do with a simple meal. Pasta is my mainstay for a quick dinner, but unfortunately that part of the meal isn’t local (I was going to make some pasta –Read more

One Local Summer #6 – Bountiful Broccoli

While watering the garden several days ago, I discovered some gorgeous emerald green heads in among the broccoli plants and knew right away that they would become the focus of this week’s local meal. Little did I know how much of a role they would play. While I was busy making a salad with myRead more

One Local Summer #5 – A Meal of Sides

Sometimes (actually, pretty much daily) I find myself standing in the middle of the kitchen at 5:30 drawing a complete blank as to what we’re going to eat for dinner. This past Tuesday was no exception – I had a bowl full of gorgeous green beans fresh from the garden, the fixin’s for our favoriteRead more

One Local Summer Week #4 – Mini Portobello Burgers

This week’s local meal was a fun one. I saw a recipe for Mini Portobello Burgers in the current issue of Country Living magazine, and while I was at the farmer’s market on Saturday I just happened to spy a box of baby portobello mushrooms and knew I had to give them a try.When IRead more

One Local Summer Week #3 – Gnocchi

This week’s post is a little late I’m afraid, but it’s still very fresh in my mind (and belly)! (Edited to add that after going to everyone else’s blogs, it turns out that I’m actually a little bit early in my posting – not sure what happened there!). The inspiration for this meal came whileRead more

One Local Summer Week #2 – Potato Onion Frittata

So far, my local meals seem to be comprised of left-overs thrown together for a last minute supper.This week I used a couple of BC grown baked potatoes that I had sitting in the fridge (the kids and I often have them for a quick and easy lunch). I sauteed one of last year’s onionsRead more

One Local Summer Week #1 – Veggie Hero

Liz over at Pocket Farm started the One Local Summer challenge last summer, during which bloggers commited to creating at least one local meal per week and posting about it on their blogs. It was very interesting to follow along and see what kinds of things people from the different regions came up with, andRead more