I am a BIG fan of shopping local. I sell locally. And I also promote my other vending friends. These people here. Even before I started selling at our local farmer’s market, I shopped there. I’ve been to several farms. I buy as many groceries as I can on Saturday’s from them. I talk to these people. We have rad conversations. We laugh. We joke. We relate. They are my friends. The faces and real life people behind my food. They pour love into their baking and creations. They lovingly tend their gardens and pick the veggies and fruit I eat with their own hands. That means something to me. When I look at this haul from yesterday’s market this is what goes through my mind. It’s what flows through my mind when I am at my own booth.
So this week, I wanted to post some things I’ve eaten recently, made with local ingredients. Saturday nap after the market, finalizing some travel shopping, a great much needed nap, and some wonderful fellowship with friends, my boyfriend and I returned home hungry and ready to dig into some of our finds. We opted for broccoli as our star. Here is the deliciousness that resulted from this:
Local Broccoli and Cheese Bowl
- 3 crowns, local broccoli
- 1 local carrot
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1/4 pint local mushrooms
- 1/2 lbs. ground beef
- 2 oz. grated cheese
- salt and pepper to taste
- sriracha seasoning
- 1 tbsp bacon fat
How to Make it:
Put bacon fat in a skillet to heat up on a medium heat. Mince garlic. Add to the skillet.
Chop broccoli. Peel and slice carrots. Slice mushrooms. Add these to the skillet.
Season with salt and pepper. I also have a sriracha grinder that I like to use.
Brown beef in a separate skillet. Season with salt and pepper. I added some onion powder too. Strain when done.
When the veggies are tender (to your preference), add the ground beef. Sprinkle cheese on top. Allow to continue cooking, until the cheese has melted. Serve hot and fresh. SO GOOD!