So while I was grocery shopping, I thought that I might try shopping more ‘locally’ and/or organically.
It made me sad.
It’s summertime and we have BC orchards, but none of the tree fruits at IGA are from BC.
They’re all from California!!
ALL OF THEM!!
The tomatoes are from Mexico, as are all the organic carrots, celery and green onions that I purchased. I was just so incredibly disappointed :(
I suppose to some degree this means that I should consider changing where we buy our groceries… but… I dunno. I can’t decide. We really like the stuff that IGA sells.
Anywho, dindin tonight was very very tasty. I made Jamie Oliver’s Sweet Cherry Tomato & Sausage Bake served with a whole roasted garlic, some crusty bread for sopping up juices and a big ol’ salad topped with sunflower seeds, peanuts, cashews & raisins for interest.
The sausage bake was fantastic, instead of buying individual fresh herb packets from the grocery store, I bought one package of poultry mix which included sage, thyme and rosemary. The salad, I was actually really impressed with, other than the interesting nut & seed mixture I threw overtop of all the greenery, I made it including: mesclun greens, baby spinach, alfalfa sprouts, carrot & cucumber strips, some green onion and sliced radishes. It was a pretty darn impressive salad and I’m not generally a salad kina girl.
The Hubbs & I had a long talk over the weekend on the drive back home from Canmore about our diet and I’m trying to make a much, much more concerted effort to encorporate more greenery into our diet. Portion-wise, we’re not big eaters, but the greenage department definitely needs improving on, so this is the start of what we’re hoping to have keep on going.