One Local Summer - Week of 7/8/2007
Roast Chicken with Rosemary - Our own chicken, butchered on Sunday (0 mi.), roasted with butter (local-ish, 168 mi.... maybe?) and fresh rosemary from our herb garden (0 mi.), with salt and pepper (not local)
Roasted Beets - Beets from a Ross Co. farmer (20-30 mi.), roasted in their skins, then peeled, sliced and tossed with our localish butter and salt
Blanched Green Beans - Green and purple pod beans from our garden (0 mi.), blanched in salted water. These beans start out looking like this:
The purple color (somewhat disappointingly) fades with cooking. They end up a shade darker than the other beans but definitely green.
This was a very simple dinner, but satisfying. The chicken was really good, although I couldn't bring myself to eat the skin. (I spent a lot of time trying to pluck all the @#$%! pinfeathers out - so much that most of the following day and night I was haunted by thoughts of pinfeathers. I still didn't get them all, either. I'm forecasting a lot of skinless chickens in our future.) One interesting note which I forgot to document with a photo: The dark meat was very dark indeed.