I made a local BLT for supper. I found tomatoes at the farmer's market yesterday, but had already decided not to buy bread. I thought I might make "that which has no name" BUT then I remembered to stop at the local butcher in Moscow and got back bacon. And of course I have lettuce.
SO, today I stopped at the co-op and got bread (a "rustic loaf" which is delicious and lumpy shaped). THEN I found a recipe in a GIANT cookbook Jonny (Hi Jonny) gave me for mayonnaise. As usual, I didn't have all the right ingredients, but I was close. I didn't have the dijon mustard recommended so I used the stone ground brown mustard. No fresh lemon juice but I figured since I could have substituted vinegar, I could use bottled lemon juice just as well. A local egg went into it. The oil is from elsewhere sadly. The olive oil is from far away, the canola COULD be from here if only there was a local processor for all the local canola crop (also known as rape or rapeseed crop). BUT, the tomatoes, lettuce, bacon, wheat, and egg were local and that's most of the deal. It was delicious. I now have way more mayonnaise than I need. I wonder if that's something I can give away. I wonder if I could make a smaller amount with a quail egg. Or a single serving with a hummingbird egg.