Thursday, March 27, 2008

Locavore Dinner

Those who read my blog know that I try to reuse and recycle whenever I can. I've been reading about 'locavores' lately, i.e. people who consume local produce, and wondered how easy it would be to do that in this area. Here is the result:

I visited Tomerong Markets, which are held every third Saturday, and stocked up on some Greek antipasti made by a local lady, Sophie. I bought some sundried tomatoes, marinated olives, dolmades and taramasalata:

For the main course, I bought some locally-caught snapper, and made a salad with beans and pumpkin from Tomerong market, and rocket from our garden (It's about the only thing we've had success growing).

For dessert, there were figs also from the Market:

The only problem is that the markets are only held once a month, but I'm going to try and stock up as much as I can when they're on, and to eat more local seafood such as mussels.

5 comments:

j u s t i m a g i n e said...

ooooh my goodness...,my mouth is watering ...what a specatular spread !!! All my fav's !!! Being half Greek I definitely crave for a bit of everything you have going on there !!!! yumbum

j u s t i m a g i n e said...

ooops spectacular I mean.

j u s t i m a g i n e said...

sorry don't mean to take up all your comment space but can I add that I have my own lemon, mandarin and lemon tree and sometimes basil and other herbs......there is nothing like walking out into the back yard and picking out what you need....I buy my homus from an organic store (his mother makes it)....you make me wonder what else I can get ????

beth said...

Hi Michelle,
I know it'll be a challenge for me to become a true locavore, but it's worth a try. You're lucky you have so many herbs and trees. I've got to try and grow more :)

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