What's for dinner?

Amanda Witman
By Amanda Witman on Thu, Oct 24, 2013 - 10:30am

Last night I made a delicious stew of local lamb, local kale, and local potatoes.

Two of my four kids loved it.  The other two...not so much.  (I do not understand this!)  I thought it was great.

What are you having for dinner tonight?  What are some meals you've had recently to highlight the local harvest?


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Kale and Potato stew is a staple here, too.

...made with garbanzo beans at our house. Adding apple cider vinegar after it finishes cooking, and a dollop of homemade pesto on top, convinces even veggie haters we know that its delicious.

Tonight - red lentil curry, with veggies from our garden. We're awash in peppers just now. Sometime this weekend: Green rice made with roasted tomatilloes, peppers, alliums and herbs from our garden. All but the rice is from our garden, and we're looking to source that locally. 

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We had "turkey bone soup" for dinner tonight

Let's see...turkey, green beans, carrots, corn-off-the-cob -- all local -- with white beans and seasoned salt. We also had millet (not local).  It wasn't fabulous but my kids did not complain; three of them ate multiple bowls of it.  The "picky" had meatballs (local beef), carrot sticks, and millet. 

I love my crock pot.  I often make carcass broth and turn it into soup.  Bonus: It helps to warm the kitchen!

Last night we had "turkey rice" - brown rice, snipped chives, turkey meat, turkey fat, and a bit of tamari.  Simple, cheap, delicious, and relatively healthy.

Those are pretty standard and boring as far as our dinners go here.  I would love to be inspired.  Thrivalista, thanks for the ideas -- it's been awhile since I made red lentil curry.

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Last week's supper "Tagliatelle with wild mushrooms"

This is an Italian pasta recipe from a Montreal Restaurant. Everything is local except the Olive oil, Truffle oil and parmigiano cheeze. I guess you could substitute. I picked fresh honey mushrooms and blewits(mushroom) and added some  porcini mushrooms (king bolets) that I had picked previously (and dehydrated). During the summer I'll use pleurotes(oyster mushrooms) picked in the woods. When done, top off with a handful arugula. All done with plenty of garlic and olive oil. 




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"Tagliatelle with wild mushrooms" ?

Untrammeled hedonism! You are not supposed to enjoy your supper.

My basic fare is Pressure cooked beans, fish, eggs, sauerkraut. Sack cloth and ashes for me.

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