Local Ingredients

I love it when I can make a meal that consists of almost all ingredients (in this case the garlic was bought at the grocery) from local farmers.  We are lucky to live in an area where local fresh food is very accessible. During the spring and summer months we have farmers markets 5 days of the week and during the winter months we have the weekly farmers market. Local food is available year round and that is great! We also subscribe to a produce box from our local farm to table coop from April-October.

This weekend we made NY strip grass-fed steaks from Hilltop Angus Farm, sautéed kale with garlic and roasted sweet potatoes. It was a great fall meal. For once everyone at the table was happy!

A little bit a Montreal Steak Seasoning and they are ready to grill.

I cut up the sweet potatoes in 1 inch cubes drizzled some olive oil, salt and pepper. I baked them at 425 degrees for about 20 min. Thanks Sarah for the inspiration.

I heated about a tablespoon of oil in a big pan and first sauteed the minced garlic (about 4-5 cloves). Once the garlic was crackling I added the kale and stirred it until it was all mixed with the olive oil and garlic. It doesn’t take too long.  It also shrinks a lot so that much kale fed 2 adults  and 2 kids, but there wasn’t anymore for seconds.

And there you go! I have to say my husband grilled the steaks to perfection. A little red in the middle just how I like it!

Do you like to cook with local ingredients? Do you have farmers markets accessible to your area?

I wish you all a great week! Looks like the weather will be cooler time to get those sweaters out! xoxo


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