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Jonnyboy

Week four. one local summer challenge

Going to get some great mileage out of this week. Got a very large free range chicken and had it with local spuds & carrots, plus cabbage and spinach from the garden for sunday lunch

Only used one breast so with a bit of ingenuity should have meals until at least thursday sorted.
judith

Show off. You only have to do one meal - not a whole week. Laughing
Mary-Jane

judith wrote:
Show off. You only have to do one meal - not a whole week. Laughing


He's just a willy-waver Judith... Rolling Eyes
Jonnyboy

If you've got it, flaunt it.
judith

Very Happy
Still in need of inspiration for mine this week. Had a near miss yesterday, but don't want to cheat.
bernie-woman

Jonnyboy wrote:
If you've got it, flaunt it.


The fact you have one has never been in doubt (I don't think) - whether it should be flaunted is another thing altogether Laughing
Mary-Jane

bernie-woman wrote:
Jonnyboy wrote:
If you've got it, flaunt it.


The fact you have one has never been in doubt (I don't think) - whether it should be flaunted is another thing altogether Laughing


And there are laws against such things you know.
wellington womble

I fancy doing a UK week - just not this week!

We had our local stuff last night:

Chicken: Foxbury farm, 40 miles
spuds: Whitchurch, 8 miles
cauliflour and peas: Mill house farm, 1.5 miles
broad beans from the garden

I think I might have done all the easy stuff. Next week might have to be a bit more inventive!
mochyn

Mary-Jane wrote:
judith wrote:
Show off. You only have to do one meal - not a whole week. Laughing


He's just a willy-waver Judith... Rolling Eyes


So, what you're saying M-J, is that it wasn't just a large chicken it was a big cock.






I'll get me coat.
Cathryn

No I think that's what Jonnyboy likes to imply... Wink

If this is what happens to me before I even reach your place Mochyn. Shocked
mochyn

Cathryn wrote:
No I think that's what Jonnyboy likes to imply... Wink

If this is what happens to me before I even reach your place Mochyn. Shocked


Mutley snigger....

Don't get lost!
Mrs Fiddlesticks

managed a local challenge meal last night.

Roast belly pork slices from local farm
with homegrown garlic
spuds from plot
cabbage from plot
carrots from farm shop - 4 miles

raspberries, strawberries and redcurrants from plot for pud
woodsprite

Last nights fare was
Grilled Trout courtesy of no 2 son 6 miles
New potatoes from local organic farm
Salad leaves and herbs from veg patch
first two tomatoes from poly tunnel Very Happy
Butter on spuds made from cream from friends dairy herd
yoghurt ditto above
Strawberries from plot
Jonnyboy

Cathryn wrote:
No I think that's what Jonnyboy likes to imply... Wink



Jennie took some pics, I'll get one up later.
tahir

Tonight we shall have (all home grown)

Lamb chops
Kale
Carrots
Spuds
judith

Managed 3 courses last night - there's posh.

Potted pork on toast (remains of Sunday's roast loin (home-reared), minced up and mixed with a goodly chunk of softened butter (Whitchurch), S&P and chopped sage from the garden. Bread home-made.)

HFW's beetroot soup with feta (beetroot from Llanyblodwel Farm Shop, chicken stock and one of the last portions of last year's tomato sauce/passata from freezer, Merlin goat cheese as a reasonable substitute for feta). I've never made this before and probably could have eaten a whole panful, it was so good.

Raspberries from the garden with yoghurt (OK, the yoghurt was Rachel's, but I've got to get my starter for the next batch from somewhere).

No photo this time as my battery died, but it did look very pretty.
wellington womble

Sounds lovely. Which book is the beetroot soup recipe in? I keep having an excess in the veg box.
judith

I think it's the CookBook - the one with all the smallholding tips, anyway (my copy has lost its slip cover!).
Fee

Well, four weeks in and we've finally managed a totally local meal occasion9

Wildwoods' pork (will check miles again shortly)
Spuds (garden)
Kale (garden)
Broad beans (garden)

I used a bit of meat juice instead of butter on the spuds and the pork was so succulent, it didn't need any gravy, but I added a little bit of meaty juice to that aswell anyway Wink

Pudding was a garden fruit salad of strawberries, gooseberries, blackcurrant, whitecurrant, blueberry (one of Rolling Eyes) and sorrel.

YummmmmmY Very Happy

AND, I remembered to take pics Wink






wellington womble

Yum! I must sow some more kale. And plant out the first lot........
happytechie

Tasted even better than it looked amazingly well done Fee for saving all those food miles Very Happy

Apparently I had the blueberry, it's flavor was buried under the stawbs and blackcurrant I think. I can recommend sorrel with fresh fruit Very Happy
Fee

I forgot to mention that the leg of pork had been rubbed with crushed fennel seeds, from the garden last year.

It's the first year we've done kale, and I'll never forget again, must be our most eaten veg so far this year! Fortunately, we both love it Wink
judith

That looks goooood. Well done.

happytechie wrote:
Apparently I had the blueberry


Laughing Laughing
Bebo

Joined in unintentionally this evening. Rack of lamb from next door neighbours, potatoes, cabbage and mange tout peas from garden. Definitely food feet rather than miles!
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