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Yippee, another avocado was ripe!  I put a red pepper in the food processor along with a clove of garlic, a teaspoonful of tahini, a tablespoon of olive oil, some turmeric, cumin and salt.  Served on a bed of lettuce.

I got to thinking how locavore this might or might not be. 

red pepper—Spain or Morocco
lettuce—my greenhouse
garlic—l’Ardèche, a region of France
tahini—made by a company in France but I do not know the source of the sesame seeds
salt—Guérande, on the west coast of France
turmeric—I don’t know, a jar from the organic store

So, not very  local.  However, in our garden there isn’t much variety at this time of year—a few turnips, green leaves, Brussels sprouts, that’s about it.  Also we do not have the climate or soil for some things, such as garlic, mine has never grown well, so we stock up each year at an organic fair.  Peppers can be touch and go even in the greenhouse.  I was glad for this bright dish in sharp contrast to the gray skies outdoors, distributing rain which will come in handy when our garden does enter its productive season.  Soon!


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Comment by Joanne Elizabeth Lane on March 31, 2011 at 3:38pm
DJD - what a wonderful display of a succulent dish. It may be gray & cool there in France but this dish reminds me of a bright sunny day in California. Thank for this recipe. I have everything on hand now to make this for dinner tonight. Yum!
Comment by Faye Ketola on February 10, 2011 at 9:16pm
Beautifully simple, and simply beautiful - my kind of meal. I did a lot of thinking a few years ago about The Hundred Mile Diet, but to do that where I am, and stay raw, would be pretty nigh impossible. Just for instance, what would I do without bananas??  :)  We really do live in a global village now when it comes to food...
Comment by Hot Ta-Molly on February 10, 2011 at 12:37pm
That looks so yummy, filling and colorful.
Comment by Eva on February 10, 2011 at 10:35am

i am finally opening my eyes to where my food comes from....and i finally get the environmental impact of importing stuff from all over the world and exporting too....(currently reading the Omnivore's Dilema and happen to be on this chapter about sustainability).....

i am on the fence as to whether i want to continue buying toasted seaweed squares from Trader Joe's anymore.....the package is so light in weight, but it comes all the way from Vietnam????...there would be no way to make these in the states--at the very least?

but at the same time, i am on the fence because i do want my variety...

Comment by Emily on February 10, 2011 at 7:31am
Delicious! A very cheerful addition to a beautiful day.
Comment by Deborah Grissam on February 10, 2011 at 7:30am
That is so cool how you thought about where it all comes from
Comment by Jennifer Haase on February 10, 2011 at 6:43am
local or not, this looks scrumptious!!

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