EATING CLOSER TO HOME

Another weekly meal wrap up of what we urban homesteaders ate last week.

With all the preservation that’s going on, meals have been simple.  No matter the simpleness – this is homegrown gourmet!  Nothing beats homegrown, sun ripe tomato or sweet fig sliced on top warm french bread, melted mozzarella cheese with a  drizzle of olive oil leafy basil.   Summer serendipity!

HG = Homegrown

SATURDAY

Breakfast – homemade, HG blueberry pancakes (made with HG eggs) and homemade, HG strawberry sauce
Dinner – homemade whole wheat tortillas, homemade spanish rice (HG tomatoes, peppers) topped with HG peppers, tomatoes and organic cheese

SUNDAY

Breakfast – homemade granola and HG fruit
Lunch –  leftovers
Dinner – roasted HG eggplant, tomato sandwich with HG cucumber, tomato salad

MONDAY

Breakfast – homemade granola and HG fruit
Lunch – HG green beans and CA organic rice
Dinner – HG tomato sandwich

TUESDAY

Breakfast – homemade granola and HG fruit
Lunch – HG eggplant, tomato, basil whole wheat organic pasta with organic parmesean cheese
Dinner – summer veg medley organic mac & organic cheese (HG peppers, basil, tomatoes, squash)

WEDNESDAY

Breakfast – homemade granola and homegrown fruit
Lunch – HG green beans, swiss chard organic CA rice
Dinner – HG fig bruschetta and HG tomato, basil bruschetta

THURSDAY

Breakfast – homemade granola and HG fruit
Lunch – HG green beans and CA organic rice
Dinner – homemade HG herb pizza crust topped with HG roasted eggplant, tomatoes, basil and figs

FRIDAY

Breakfast – homemade granola and HG fruit
Lunch – HG green bean casserole
Dinner – organic whole wheat pasta with homemade tomato sauce with HG tomatoes, peppers & herbs with HG green beans,  homemade no knead bread and HG/homemade wine

Comments(10)

  1. Kerr says:

    All that looks delicious! And homegrown, or as close to homegrown as possible.

    I’m curious, because I don’t know what I think of this myself… What do you think about the idea that it’s more ethical to use fair-trade organic rice imported from overseas because it generally takes more land and energy inputs to grow rice in California than to grow it in Thailand and ship it here, and supporting the fair trade movement is a good thing to do? I think that’s in Jim Mason’s and Peter Singer’s The Ethics of What We Eat, if I remember correctly.

  2. Kerr says:

    All that looks delicious! And homegrown, or as close to homegrown as possible.

    I’m curious, because I don’t know what I think of this myself… What do you think about the idea that it’s more ethical to use fair-trade organic rice imported from overseas because it generally takes more land and energy inputs to grow rice in California than to grow it in Thailand and ship it here, and supporting the fair trade movement is a good thing to do? I think that’s in Jim Mason’s and Peter Singer’s The Ethics of What We Eat, if I remember correctly.

  3. ZippityDooDah says:

    This is the second week of meals I’ve looked at and it really makes me want to come and dine at your place!

    It all looks soooo good!

    I love to cook and can and pictures like that just make me happy!

    Thanks for sharing!

  4. ZippityDooDah says:

    This is the second week of meals I’ve looked at and it really makes me want to come and dine at your place!

    It all looks soooo good!

    I love to cook and can and pictures like that just make me happy!

    Thanks for sharing!

  5. Oscar says:

    All this looks great, Anais – you should consider compiling these pictures along with the recipes into a book. I’d buy one.

  6. Oscar says:

    All this looks great, Anais – you should consider compiling these pictures along with the recipes into a book. I’d buy one.

  7. Eric says:

    I’ve noticed that a lot of the meals are based on pasta/rice with seasonal vegetables and a sauce. Can you post something on how to make the sauces that you use?

  8. Eric says:

    I’ve noticed that a lot of the meals are based on pasta/rice with seasonal vegetables and a sauce. Can you post something on how to make the sauces that you use?

  9. Nate says:

    Do you really have to watermark photos of your meals? Are you actually worried about someone stealing the photos? The watermarks are distracting, and in my opinion, severely detract from the beauty of the food.

    I don’t think you’re dependent on the actual photos for your livelihood, the chance of anyone stealing the pictures and using them for personal gain is small, and even if it should happen, it’s fairly easy to say “that’s my picture, take it down”.

    Just saying… for homegrown revolutionaries, plastering every picture with a copyright notice is pretty draconian.

  10. Nate says:

    Do you really have to watermark photos of your meals? Are you actually worried about someone stealing the photos? The watermarks are distracting, and in my opinion, severely detract from the beauty of the food.

    I don’t think you’re dependent on the actual photos for your livelihood, the chance of anyone stealing the pictures and using them for personal gain is small, and even if it should happen, it’s fairly easy to say “that’s my picture, take it down”.

    Just saying… for homegrown revolutionaries, plastering every picture with a copyright notice is pretty draconian.

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