@loralei_kirsch and I spent a lovely morning together at the farmers market. We split this amazing plate of food for our breakfast because the veggies looked so pretty and smelled so good when we walked by. It was too spicy for Loralei but I was in heaven. I bought an amazing chipotle mango salsa too. Loralei tried to talk me into goat cheese but since we have seven gallons of goat's milk to make into cheese tomorrow... I vetoed that idea.
My first "grocery haul !" I love Trader Joe's but am never able to spend as much time exploring everything because it's so crowded! Starting my week off the right way with nothing but clean, homemade meals ! This doesn't include my fresh produce which I already had at home 🤗
"Local food", "local food movement" or "locavores" are a movement which aims to connect food producers and food consumers in the same geographic region, in order to develop more self-reliant and resilient food networks; improve local economies; or to have an impact on the health, environment, community, or society of a particular place. The term has also been extended to include not only the geographic location of supplier and consumer but can also be "defined in terms of social and supply chain characteristics." For example, local food initiatives often promote sustainable and organic farming practices, although these are not explicitly related to the geographic proximity of producer and consumer. Local food represents an alternative to the global food model, a model which often sees food travelling long distances before it reaches the consumer. A local food network involves relationships between food producers, distributors, retailers, and consumers in a particular place, where they work together to increase food security and ensure economic, ecological and social sustainability of a community. .
Chegamos às oito da manhã e Seu Artur estava em uma mesa de canto mandando bala em um prato com carne de sol, cuscuz, macaxeira com manteiga de garrafa e fava frita. E foi exatamente isso que ele nos serviu logo em seguida, com um belo adendo de uma linguiça de porco com cominho, "na medida certa", como ele mesmo diz.
Com toda essa potência logo pela manhã, é de se estranhar que Seu Artur se preocupe com uma alimentação saudável mas, na casa dele não entra nada em lata ou em caixa e para ele é isso que livra o homem de doença.
Foto que fiz para a @voegoloficial e o @thesummerhunter
Support your local Farmer’s Market – I love going to the farmer’s market, the produce just seems so alive compare to the supermarket. There are many benefits from shopping produce at your local farmer’s market. The most important one to me is supporting the farmer that puts food on your table. Produce is normally grown within 100 miles from the market, so that means you are supporting the local economy and not massive agribusiness or GMO food conglomerates. By buying locally, your food will be fresher too, since it didn’t have to travel from many miles away. Most likely you will find the produce at better prices, since you are avoiding middle man. Plus, if you are eating in season you will surely find plenty of your favorite fruits and veggies to stock your fridge. (SP)Me encanta ir al mercado y comprar comida fresca, mucho mejor que el supermercado. Hay muchos beneficios de comprar productos en el mercado, y el más importante es el apoyo al agricultor que pone la comida en tu mesa. El producto se cultiva normalmente dentro de 100 millas del mercado lo que significa que estas apoyando la economía local y no los agronegocios masivos o Gmo's. Al comprar localmente, tu comida será más fresca también, ya que no tiene que viajar desde muchas millas de distancia. Lo más probable es que encuentres el producto a mejores precios, ya que estas evitando intermediarios. Además si comes en temporada seguramente encontrarás un montón de tus frutas y verduras favoritas para el stock de tu nevera.
Yesterday the kids & I potted up some warm season seeds (just tomatoes and chillies). Although we have a full size greenhouse, last couple of times we've raised seedlings, the slugs and snails have demolished them! 🐌🐌🐌 So I was considering buying some mini greenhouses (hard plastic covers that sit over seed trays) but before we had a big greenhouse, I used to use plastic covers that come on blankets/ quilts/ sheet sets. The plastic will go soft & floppy when warm, so I've used a bent wire coathanger to prop the plastic up (you could use bamboo sticks or old chopsticks). The bag & pots are sitting in a large seedling tray to keep them upright. 🌱🌱🌱 Yes, we will have to water the pots inside the plastic cover, as the irrigation system in our greenhouse won't water them (moisture will be kept in by the plastic though). There are some ventilation holes in the bag, or you might need to make some small ones. 🌱🌱🌱 And once the seedlings are too big they'll have to come out, but by then they should be sturdier to resist slugnado. (Ironically, tomatoes and Chilli seedlings usually don't get eaten by pests anyway! But it was a good activity to do with my kids. Maybe when I pot up zucchini and beans, I'll move them in to these mini greenhouses instead!) 🌱🌱🌱 By the way, the labels are old ice cream containers and lids cut into strips. Alternatively, use a good chalk pen that rubs off but doesn't wash off! More tips like this on my Beginner's Guide to Edible Gardening on my website!
Cinnamon Pot Pie Oats >
• 1 cup oats • 1 cup water
• 1/4 cup cocoquench • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
• 1 large gala apple or 2 small
• 1/2 tsp cinnamon
• 1 tbsp pure maple syrup
• 4 chopped almonds
Prepare the OATS by placing all the ingredients into a pot, cook on medium heat for 5-7 minutes. Stir Occassion to prevent any sticking. Place in a serving bowl.
Rinse out the pot and continue by chopping the apples in the bit size pieces, summer on low heat with the remaining APPLES ingredients for 5-7 minutes, until soft and tender.
Place the apples on top and crush over the almonds.
There you have it, apple pot pie oats. Enjoy.