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Sep 23 2009

Local Food For Local People

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A Local Meal

A Local Meal

Every once in a while I manage to pull together a meal that astounds me.  I tweeted on Sunday with a picture of the meal in question.  What was really special about this meal was the sheer lack of food miles that went into it.

  • Razor clams
    • These were the heart of the meal and were freshly picked from the beach only a stones throw from my parents’ house.
    • They had a dressing of rocket – from my parents’ garden, garlic – from my parents’ garden and zest of lemon – bought but my parents’ do have a lemon tree!).
  • Mashed potatoes
    • Potatoes – from my parents’ garden.
    • Butter & milk – from the local dairy.
    • Chives – from my parents’ garden.
  • Carrots
    • Carrots – from my parents’ garden.
    • Cooked in olive oil – not local, and butter – from the local dairy.
    • Glazed with honey – from my parents’ bee hives.
  • Little Gem squash
    • Squash – from my parents’ garden.
    • Parmesan, salt & pepper – shop bought.

This was the first time I’ve been out collecting razor clams and didn’t really know what to expect but it was as easy as pie.  I’m not really a big shellfish person but the razor clams were really tasty.

The plan for the next low spring tide is to go collecting razor clams at Grand Havre and, as the tide comes in, head up the beach to go raking for cockles.

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