Saturday, June 14, 2008

One Local Summer, Week 2 Report

Our dinner this evening:
Black Cod (troll caught in Columbia River): Hollywood Farm Market
(grilled after marinating in olive oil, garden cilantro, salt and pepper)
Salad: cilantro and 3 kinds of lettuce from our garden, carrots and onions from Sweet Leaf Farm, Rogue Creamery blue cheese (OK, Central Point, Oregon is quite a bit more than 100 miles from here, so technically, not local as in 100 mile radius, but it's in the same state after all and darn good blue cheese)
Red Potatoes with Wilted Greens: potatoes and garlic from Sweet Leaf Farm, rainbow chard and chives from our garden
"Peace Bomb" bread by Dave's Killer Bread at Portland State Farmer's Market

Otherwise, it has been a week of eating elsewhere (Sun, Wed, Thurs, Fri) - still the season of retirement parties, dinners before seeing a play, and visits from out of town friends.

Hooray, the sun has FINALLY returned to the northwest and we feel like we are actually getting some summer here in Portland. I enjoyed a nice bike ride to the downtown Farmer's market today only to find that half the population of Portland also thought it was a terrific time to go to the market. All I could think of, as I elbowed my way through the crowds, was that farmer's markets were one of the early items in the list of "Stuff White People Like".

Meanwhile, still no evidence that the raspberries or loganberries are even close. :(
But, we're ready - our new freezer has been delivered and is ready to go!

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