Having just eaten green beans and tomatoes fresh from our garden, I encourage you to tune into my co-worker Candy Page's blog about eating local this week. You can find it HERE
on the Free Press home page, down a bit under recent blogs.
Easier to eat local this week than the first week of February, but still not simple, particularly
if you're not in the habit of preparing everything from scratch. And I'm not in the habit of leaving enough time to prepare breakfast from scratch every morning.
I did have homemade zucchini bread this morning, which comes darn close. The zucchini came from my father-in-law, but mine are on the way. The flour may have come from Norwich. The eggs from Colchester. The sugar, I'm guessing, came from farther afield. The cooking oil? Nowhere close to home. The spices? No idea.
Anyway, check it out and weigh in whether you think we can realistically bring our food closer to home.
- Terri Hallenbeck