This week has been a challenging running week for me. Since I was out for a whole 7 days from the Flu and couldn’t run, my legs have felt tight, achy, and out of shape this week. BUT, I’m remaining optimistic and even registered for the Oklahoma Aquarium Half Marathon, yesterday! I’m just counting down the days until April 7th.
Last night I made a Goat Cheese & Three Greens Lasagna . I thought it turned out great! Of course, I thought it could use more cheese but goat cheese isn’t exactly the cheapest item at the grocery store store. I’ve been going to a grocery store here called Carolina Farmin. The store sells as local as possible but also carries everyday items that can’t be found locally. Not only is much of the produce local, but most of it is also cheaper than if you were to buy it at a regular grocery store! Shopping locally is one of the best ways to stimulate the economy, plus I feel good knowing where my food comes from. By no means do I buy most of my food locally, but even purchases here and there can make a difference. In the lasagna, I used local collards and some AWESOME goat cheese from Marshall, NC. The Creamery is called Spinning Spider Creamery. Check out their website, here! I also used Oregano and thyme from my own yard.
Rosemary, Oregano, Thyme, and potted Mint. I’ve been trying to find Basil but it seems like no one is carrying it! My Thyme is coming back from winter but I still managed to get what I needed from it for the lasagna.
Is buying locally important to you? What do you like to buy locally?