Sunday, December 19, 2010
The first Dark Days
For our first meal I started with a giant bowl of kale from our side garden. It had snowed recently, but the kale hadn't given up yet. I added garlic from the Ballard Farmer's Market and olive oil from Oregon.
I used it to sautee the kale with some bacon from Hempler's in Ferndale. This was a bit of a cheat. I'm not certain that their meat is actually sourced from within Washington state -- or if it is humanely raised. Next time I want bacon I'm going to take the time to go to a farmer's market or one of our local butchers. There's nothing like talking to the people who produce the food to know it's done well.
I also roasted from fabulous beets from the Ballard Farmer's Market. I used some chioggia beets and some golden beets. I roasted them with a smidge of garlic and the olio nuovo.
To finish off the meal, we had a nice, old-fashioned style bread baked in Arlington. I'm not sure where the ingredients were sourced, but I do know the bread was delicious.