{31 Days} Back to Basics Day 4 - what i am eating

What I am eating is a link up for recipes and other food related posts.  Since this month I am concentrating on getting Back to Basics and I was writing about local food yesterday, I thought it would be fitting for me to share an all local meal.

I remember when I first started blogging about local food and all that we were growing at our own home.  One of my readers (now one of my very good bloggy friends!) said that she did not realize we could grow so much in Maine.  It is kind of funny to think that I can find just about anything that I would need to eat in the state though!

My contribution this week is somewhat of a classic meal, shepherd’s pie.  I browned the ground beef (local, grass-fed), then I sautéed some fresh corn in the fat from the ground beef.  And of course the mashed potatoes, add a little local (or homemade!) butter and milk and you have a great dish, totally local.  

If you have a recipe or food related post you would like to share, please link up below!  It doesn’t need to be an all local dish.  However, I would love to see some all local meals here today as well!

Linking up at Making Monday


  1. My family adores shepherd's pie. We make ours with the traditional (and local, as we live in a farming district) ground lamb. I do love your version with beef and corn.

  2. What a great, classic meal! Yay for local, grass fed beef!

  3. Heather, I linked up two posts, both showing recipes using my homegrown vegetables. Can't get any more local than that, right? :-) But I had trouble cropping the image on the first one (Two Tomato Tarts) and I couldn't get back to it to fix it. I was hoping you can do it for me. Thanks, and as always, thanks for hosting! Have a great week! -Angie <3

  4. I find it much easier to eat locally in the spring through fall when the farmers markets are so abundant in produce, but come winter time, I often fall back to the grocery store. This year, I'm trying to can as much local produce as I can this fall, hoping it will help me get through the winter without buying AS MUCH imported produce. I fully realize that I'm not going to be able to make it all the way through...but each jar I can now is one less thing I have to buy imported. Hopefully, as I learn to can new things, I will continue to reduce my dependance on the grocery store.


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