You’ve made it through the week, politely declining coffee dates and birthday cakes and now the weekend is here. People want to spend time with you but going to a restaurant is pretty much out. So why not have people over? There are plenty of easy and delicious ways to entertain while sticking to your local food challenge. To help you out, we thought we would create a simple Get Local menu for you.
100 Mile Crostini
8 thin slices of Bread Affair 100 Mile bread
1/2 cup local chevre
1/4 cup local hazelnuts, chopped
1/2 cup blackberries, mashed
Toast bread and spread with chevre. Spoon on a bit of blackberry mash, top with hazelnuts and drizzle with honey. Heaven!
For a main course, keep it summer fresh with a simple grilled chicken and fresh fruit salsa!
Grilled Chicken with Blueberry Peach Salsa
4 breasts of local chicken (Polderside chicken is a special treat)
1 cup fresh blueberries
1 juicy peach, diced
2 tbsp red onion, finely diced
a splash of blueberry juice
a drizzle of honey
Combine blueberries, peaches, red onion, blueberry juice and honey. Fold gently to combine ingredients. For the grilled chicken, we sprinkled it with fresh thyme leaves and grilled it until perfectly juicy and tasty. For an impressive meal, serve Blueberry Peach Salsa over grilled chicken with local microgreens dressed in hazelnut oil and grilled corn on the cob.
For dessert, finish with grilled apricots and serve with homemade honey ice cream ( or drain yogurt in cheese cloth overnight to make a Greek style yogurt and sweeten with honey!)
Enjoy the weekend!