Kathleen’s Post: Staying Creative, and Local, in the Kitchen

Staff Note: We’d like to thank Kathleen for the incredible passion and dedication that she has shown our organization over 2 semesters!

Since I sadly missed the last winter market a dear friend went in my place and grabbed some goodies for me! Sweet potato, russet potato, onion, garlic, kale, carrots and cheese we my generous gifts.

I had some tomato sauce hanging out in the back of my pantry just waiting to be used, but the time of my cooking adventure was 7:30 in the morning and tomato sauce didn’t seem to fit. But the means of using what I had available convinced me otherwise and into the pan went potatoes (cut into small cubes and cooked first to brown in all sides), carrots (cut in slivers), garlic and onions (minced), kale (shredded) and tomato sauce (whole can dumped into the pan)! Once the potatoes were soft enough I removed the pan from the heat and set it aside. In the oven I heated a tortilla with the cheddar cheese, just enough to melt it. I wrapped up a few scoops of the saucy potato mixture in the cheesy tortilla and called it breakfast.

It’s the meals that encompass your creativity and love that taste the best. A well rounded, nutrient dense meal shouldn’t kblogsmall and doesn’t need to cost incredible amounts of money. Being an intern at Seacoast Eat Local has shown me the passions behind creating equal access to fresh foods for all people and the joys of sharing locally grown foods. This internship has been the experience I have been looking for throughout my college education. I can’t imagine a better way to gain hands-on community nutrition experience than working directly with my own community. I thank Seacoast Eat Local endlessly for making this opportunity part of my college education and for all they do for the NH Seacoast folk!

I cannot wait to see what else this incredible organization brings to our community.

Stay hungry – Stay creative – Stay fresh & Keep local

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