Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Just an Omelet

We're seven days into 2013 but it wasn't until today that I felt like it was really the New Year, and not just because I'm in withdrawal from not hearing "Winter Wonderland" or "Sleigh Ride" 200 times a day. Last week at work a lot of people were still on vacation, but yesterday many meetings started popping up on the schedule. The Metro is crowded once again, and --here's how I really know the new year has started -- the number of people in my gym classes has doubled.


 
January is the time to get back to my routine, and I'm playing catch-up in a few areas, such as with my local food challenges. I recently missed our themed Brunch Week, and while I had ideas about whipping up some fantastic apple pancakes, on Sunday we decided on just a plain old omelet. I tried to make it fancy with spinach and mozzarella. 

Omelet - all local ingredients 1/6
Locally sourced ingredients for omelet
It may  be hard to see where everything came from in the pic so I listed it here.
  • Eggs - Bivalve, MD (but purchased at WF in the local food section)
  • Mozzarella - from the Blue Ridge Dairy in VA
  • Butter - this butter came from PA, but I;m actually switching to a non-dairy/non-soy butter
  • Spinach - farmers' market (frozen)
  • Onion - harvested from my garden earlier this year
  • Bell pepper - from my garden. We have overwintered some pepper plants indoors and they're still producing!

Omelet - all local ingredients 1/6
 Here's the best part--all that gooey cheese inside. You can click on the SSFC badge above to see what other Challenge participants are eating this week.

7 comments:

  1. oh wow, homegrown bell pepper in january! that is so awesome. :) looks so tasty. i'm really into omelettes right now...bell pepper, onion, mushrooms and non-dairy jack cheese, yumm. i definitely want to try one with spinach now.

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  2. Omelets are so easy! With the mozzarella it kind of made me think of pizza.

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  3. Yum! Now you have me all hungry, and I just ate lunch! I just received an update from my CSA farm about the coming growing season, and I am so excited! I sure miss the fresh, local veggies from November through April!

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  4. Now I am hungry...love this idea of eating locally...hard here but I will have to check it out to see what we can find that meets our food needs as I only want organic foods and it has been hard to find locally...found a new potential source but they do not have produce during winter

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  5. My mouth is watering! Seriously! I MUST have that for my tea tonight.xxxxx

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  6. Your omelet looks delish! I love how local everything is. Check out overthegrassfarm.net. They have wonderful produce and meat. I sent you an email. :o)

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  7. Love your omelet! Fantastic about your pepper plants still producing. That is a really treat this time of year when looking for local stuff.

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