Saturday, July 15, 2006

Local Meal #3

It's really not fair that I have to choose. During the summer almost everything we eat is local. There's just too much goodness to pass up. Here's Friday night's One Local Summer dinner.

Little Creek Pizza
The crust does contain non-local flour, but I did make the yeast starter!
Tomato Sauce (from last year's garden - 0 miles)
Fullam Creamery Panela Cheese (Hendersonville, NC - 35 miles)
Basil (Fresh from the garden - 0 miles)
Organic Olive Oil (Italy)
I had planned on adding some italian sausage that Charlie made from Virginia pork, but the sauce and cheese tasted so good and fresh, I couldn't bring myself to alter it in any way. This is the first time I've used Fullam Creamery cheese, although I think I've had it in local restaurants. Panela is similar to mozzarella and was subtle and excellent on top of the sauce. It bubbled and browned just a little. The sauce was from my orange and striped tomatoes of last summer and when I opened the jar, it smelled like tomatoes warm and perfectly ripe from the garden. Simple is best when it comes to pizza. Sip a local beer and all the bustle of the week just melts away.


  1. Not fair indeed. It's so sad that you're forced to eat all that gorgeous local food. ;)

    Pizza was my local meal of choice this week, too. It definitely was not your traditional pie, but it was sooo good. Yours looks awesome!

  2. Looks good enough to eat! I just joined up with OLS, and am surfing the list, looking good!!