Thursday, August 19, 2010

16. eat entirely local for a week....for after.

A year or so ago, I read Animal, Vegetable, Miracle. I had just finished this book when I started my 33 things list. It is why I wanted to do a week of local eating. It is surprisingly easy to eat locally. We love the farmer's market (I bribe the kids with balloons and trips to the park after). Plus, my kids will do almost anything for fruit. I don't even think Everett missed his bananas this week.

Note: I'm a little embarrassed by the gigantic pile of whipped cream in this picture.

Animal Vegetable Miracle Basil-blackberry Crumble
This I made exactly as described. I would triple the crumble part if I were going to do it again. I like more of an equal fruit to dry part ratio.

The whip cream was really my favorite part of this dessert. I have made this walnut jam cake from smitten kitchen a few times and it is fantastic. I used the recipe for cream topping, substituting maple syrup for the sugar. Love.

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