Owen, Selena and Mike

We are filling our tummies with local food early to celebrate our son’s second birthday today.

Tonight we are grilling at our home near Benmiller Ontario. It is a typical steamy hot southern Ontario day and my husband will probably be grilling during a late afternoon thunderstorm.

Our menu for tonight – local venison sausage (thanks to my husband) will sizzle alongside garlicky potatoes from our garden. We will also grill green and yellow beans from this week’s local food box. Our son goes to day care at the farm where we purchase the food box. A lovely place called Meadowbrook Farms where they play classical music in the farm yard and the children help in the gardens. We will also have fresh carrots from our garden topped with lavender from my perennial beds and heirloom tomatoes with basil from the food box. Dessert is a Canadian ice cream cake from a local shop in Goderich and for the over 19 crowd, a lovely Niagara wine.

Tomorrow night’s menu will probably be similar but with chicken, fresh corn and raspberries.

Cheers to great local food! Let the weekend begin!

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