Local Bounty

Hey everybody! It’s been a while! I’ve been through a bit of a transition as of late, but I’m now house-sitting in the tree-lined community of Cambie Village in Vancouver, taking care of a gorgeous cat named Max in a 111-year-old heritage house painted powder blue. My payment? A basket bursting with fresh produce delivered to my doorstep from Glen Valley farms each Thursday. This week I received crunchy cucumbers and zucchini, a fragrant fennel bulb, lettuce, juicy beefsteak tomatoes, six cobs of sweet corn, wild blueberries and leeks. Plus, a friend dropped by to share some extra beets they had on hand. I was set to eat fresh and local all week long. Then a good friend of mine, pastry chef Merri Schwartz, who also founded the amazing local food childhood education program Growing Chefs, took me to the Kits Farmer’s Market on Sunday where I picked up organic Okanagan peaches, sweet-as-pie golden cherry tomatoes, apples, tiny apricots and golden brother tomatoes. Then we headed to the best cheeserie in town, Les Amis du Fromage, for some goat cheese and bocconcini. Below are pics of some of the meals I cooked up over the course of the week.

Adorable kitty not for consumption
Adorable kitty not for consumption

Tell me, have you been eating local this summer? Any good recipes to share?