As if I’m not far enough behind in my posts and I don’t have enough other stuff to do (school, work, kids, gardening, cooking, cleaning, chickens, dog . . .), I stumbled upon the “3rd Annual Dark Days Challenge” at the (not so) Urban Hennery. Eating local is sometimes difficult, but in the winter it can be nearly impossible. Despite the obvious difficulties I face in my northern climate, I think I can make a successful go of it. I’ve been putting up jams, jellies, pickles and sauces so I have a good base of ingredients to work with.
Plus, there are a number of vendors that sell local meat, some farmers I’ve made connections with, and the Farmers’ Market is moving to an indoor venue for the winter which is new (and wonderful). If nothing else, it’ll guarantee that I try to eat better this winter AND get in a post every week! Besides, it doesn’t start ’til November so I have plenty of time to think about the delicious meals I’m going to make now.