Day 20 – First 100% Home Grown Meal

Tonight was a momentous occasion!  As the title suggests, I made our first 100% home-grown meal for dinner tonight.  Omelettes fit for a king and queen.

Here are the ingredients;

There were eggs from the girls (thanks ladies!), pear tomatoes, yellow current tomatoes, capsicum, red spring onion, green spring onion, baby zucchini, basil, parsley, and grated home made Pyrenees cheese with green peppercorns.  Of course, the cook (that’s me) could not make this gourmet delight without a glass of local organic Chardonnay!  Bottoms up.

Here are the ingredients in the omelette pan.  No special order, just the egg first and the cheese last;

It smelled divine, with all that cheese melting slowly over the vegetables that were now beginning to steam in their own juices.  After about 3 minutes, I flipped it in half to help the cheese to melt, waited for another 3 minutes and served it up with some freshly cracked pepper and sea salt;

When I took the first bite, it was like there was a party in my mouth and everyone was invited!  Don’t you just want to reach into the screen and sample a morsel?  I know that I could eat these every few days if I had the chance. 

To tempt your taste buds further, here are a few shots of the 3rd Stilton that has been maturing for the last 4 months.  Once again, home made cheese is simply divine.

It has a nice, strong rind, with lots of marbling inside.  I went crazy with the piercing it this time as I wanted lots of veins in the wheel.  I put in about 40 holes. It clearly worked well.

Click to enlarge any of the photos to get right in there.

Kim and I sampled this small piece on Saturday with a few crackers and local cherries.  The flavour combination was amazing.

Well, that is about it for today.  I wonder what we will come up with tomorrow?  Zucchini seams to be a staple at the moment as it just keeps coming and my two bushes don’t want to stop.  Not that I am complaining, because we are truly appreciating the all of the flavours from our garden this year.  We should have started this diet yonks ago, because I have been inspired to keep planting successive crops to keep up production.  So much fun.

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Comments

  1. says

    This meal sounds, and looks delicious. I love omlets for dinner, although its been a while since we have had one, maybe I should put it on the menu for next week.
    I could never do the true locavore diet, I can’t live without citrus, avacados, and other tropical delights. I do try for local though, and my meat and dairy are local as is much of my produce.

  2. says

    Congratulations on this momentous occasion! I can’t wait until I’m at that point. Any 100% home grown meal around here would be a very strange combination. Are you working on home grown chardonnay next?

  3. says

    Well done! I love omelettes and yours look delish, especially 100% local! Gavin I made a great zucchini pickle the other day with our surplus tomatoes.

  4. says

    I remember our first all home grown meal. It was such a buzz. I felt like I had really achieved something special.
    well done, it looks fantastic!

  5. says

    Your omelette looks delicious and all with fresh ingredients. Your cheese look s fantastic as well. I was reading several of your posts on cheesemaking and I can’t believe how wonderful and tasty they all look. I’d like to try making cheese some time but not sure when.

  6. says

    Super welldone – 100% local and utterly delicious. Your omelette looks so, so good … and then you taunt us with your stilton too.

    Hope you both got to sit back and savour the results of your hard and so rewarding work. It is so very sad that there are vineyards within your 160K zone – not!

    Sending many smiles for you and Kim

  7. says

    Thanks for the kind comments. It was a great feeling eating something that I had entirely grown or raised with my own two hands.

    I am hoping that there will be many more meals like this one to come on my challenge.

    Gav

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