The dish above shows my Homegrown Organic Fresh Picked carrots and string beans briefly sautéed in olive and flaxseed oil. The flavor from the carrots was amazing and the string beans was incomparable. Both were picked just twenty minutes before preparing the meal.
My salad was also just picked from my garden. Fresh Picked Arugula and Cherry Tomatoes were outstanding with a little homemade dressing of olive oil and balsamic vinegar drizzled on top.
The main entree was Wild Caught Alaskan Salmon that adhered to Alaska's Department of Fish and Game laws as well as Alaska's acclaimed salmon science based management programs, research, and sustainable salmon policies. Slowly BBQ over Apple flavored hardwood pellets, which is a renewable source of fuel, after being marinated in Flaxseed oil with a few seasonings from my herb garden growing in clay pots. A dash of basil, garlic and dill contributed to the exclusive taste.
My drink was pure clean distilled water, made in my water distiller that costs .33 cents per gallon in electricity. However, I am producing more Solar Electric power than I consume, so this was FREE for me since I just had a full Return on my Solar Investment last month. The water was served nice and cold in a glass, made of glass that contributes no carcinogens into my food or drink. The energy efficient refrigerator that made the water cold also operates off of the same Solar Electric system.
My ceramic dish, cloth napkin, (left side of image) homemade burlap table runner (not shown) and cloth placemat on a solid oak table (top edge of photo) designed and handmade with non-electric tools by the Amish, rounds-off the connecting factors for me to save money, energy and our environment while enjoying a supper with unbelievable flavors!
Yet, I have one more tantalizing ingredient to add... Dessert! A large piece of Blueberry pie.
Fresh picked Blueberries with condensed milk and a graham cracker crust. That was delicious.
However, the most delicious part of this blog is that everyone can also do some or all of the above. Peruse my previous Going True Green blog post called: Benefits to Growing Our Own Food and the other Links above.
Bill Lauto, at GoingTrueGreen.com
International Sustainability and Energy Consultant
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