I have been gardening for about 10 years and I love eating what I produce. I have also been buying local produce for quite a while. It’s really easy to do here when there is a corn stand on every corner all summer long. What I didn’t realize is that I now fit into a rather trendy category, I’m a locavore. Nothing has really changed for me, it just took me this long to realize it. Derrr!
So, in celebration of adding another label to my title, I whipped up this dish.
The recipe is as follows:
Bacon fat saved from the local grass fed bacon from the farmer’s market-I can’t remember the farm.
1 bell pepper*
1 clove garlic-farmers market find
handful of cherry tomatoes*
1 yellow roma tomato*
feta cheese from Flatwater Creamery
* I grew it
I melted the bacon fat in a cast iron skillet. Then I sauteed the onion and garlic. I diced up all of the peppers and threw those in. I sauteed until everything was soft and starting to brown. Then I chopped up the yellow tomato and threw that in. I put the cherry tomatoes in last and let those get soft and squishy. I had some leftover quinoa, so I put that in a bowl and spooned the veggies on top. I topped it off with feta cheese. It was delish!