Friday, May 4, 2012
Strawberries and Eggs
Now, my household dutifully purchased and gave copies this book when it first came out, absolutely. But, in a painful moment of honesty, I acknowledged that the winding chapters on the science of corn became somewhat of a road block for me. I never read the book in it's entirety.
But, it's true. So, to finish what I started, I went to the check-out with Mr. Pollan's opus in tow.
Listening to this book was simply rejuvenating, especially as I listened to the many chapters on Polyface Farm while as I rolled through the Shenandoah Valley on a bright spring day.
The bountiful descriptions about the importance of local foods, clean foods and, in particular, seasonal foods, reminded me my family, friends, and community are building a local and slow food infrastructure...and I am a part of that....of our local community who is "opting out" of industrial foods, as Pollan would say. I couldn't wait to get home.
Once home, I was delighted to find that I had purchased a dozen Polyface eggs just before I left. The timing was perfect. Also, in my fridge I found a carton of local strawberries purchased from my Farmers' Market.
I mean, come on, look at these beauties. I knew that we were having strawberries and eggs for supper.
Luckily, I also found that we had milk. Eggs, milk, strawberries? One meal quickly came to mind: pancakes. Pancakes for dinner. Buckwheat pancakes made with fresh local eggs and milk with local strawberries. Can I get an Amen?!
Those were some good looking yolks. They were *bright* orange and perfectly firm. A complete pleasure.
A simple meal of simple ingredients. Served as a reminder that if you have quality local products on hand a wonderful cooking experience and meal is never out of reach, even breakfast for dinner.