Feed me, Seymour
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
I can’t believe the One Local Summer challenge is already in its fourth week! Where does the time go? Liz decided to make the challenge good for ten weeks this year and it seems insane that it’s almost the halfway point already.
This week’s OLS meal was a simple one - grilled Delmonico steaks, mashed potatoes, and green beans. Simple, but delicious!
The steaks were from Natural Acres, who has a stand at the Lansdowne Farmer’s Market every Saturday. I’ve also purchased their beef at the Fair Food Farmstand in Reading Terminal Market. I grilled them up pretty rare, which was just yummy.
Speaking of Natural Acres, when I visited their stand at the Lansdowne Farmer’s Market last weeked I asked about goat milk [they sell raw milk and pastured eggs at the stand, as well as meat]. They plan to start offering up goat milk at that location very soon. This is exciting news, especially for the cheese makers amongst us!
I feel weird raving about mashed potatoes, but the batch I made last night for the OLS dinner was…well, amazing! I know, I know - they’re just mashed potatoes. Two weeks ago we received a bag of potatoes from Elm Tree Organics in the CSA share, with an email promising that the taste would be unique and fantastic. I was skeptical - I mean, potatoes are potatoes. These somehow had a much fresher, potato-ier taste to them, though - and they made perfect mashed potatoes [along with some local milk and butter].
Not to leave the green beans for last - they were from my garden and perfectly wonderful! You just can’t beat lightly steamed green beans straight off the vine.
The only things not local in this meal were the salt, pepper, and olive oil [brushed on the steak].