Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Dark Days Update #11: Salad, Grilled Cheese, & Gelato

Another week brings another Dark Days Challenge and another salad and sandwich for dinner. This time with dessert as well!
This weeks salad consisted of mixed greens, apples, watermelon radish, and cheese. A nice light summery salad is definitely a treat during these colder months.
For the sandwich this week I made a rustic style bread and added the chipotle cheddar I picked up at Saturday's market. My sandwich also included smoked bacon from the freezer.
For dessert we had some marscapone & raspberry gelato topped with strawberries and blackberries from the freezer. A great taste of summer in the dead of winter. Freezing berries when we picked them fresh last summer was such a great idea.
I can't give away my recipe for a truly wonderful grilled cheese as it's a closely guarded secret, but the bread recipe can be found at King Arthur Flour!
Local Ingredients in our Salad, Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, & Gelato:
Salad Greens (E & T Farms), Apples (Charlton Orchards Farm), Watermelon Radish (Red Fire Farm), Cheeses (West River Creamery), Bacon (Stillman's Farm), Sourdough Starter & Flour (King Arthur Flour), Gelato (Giovanna Gelato), & Berries (freezer- via Cider Hill Farm & Tougas Farm)


Daphne said...

I've so got to make bread again soon. I can almost smell yours through the monitor.

Fred said...

Daphne - the 'rustic' bread recipe that I linked fro King Arthur is pretty simple and the results were fantastic!