Well, at this point, technically, your lenten fast is over, and we are all mid-Triduum fast (which may or may not be the same thing you gave up for lent, it usually is). As I have become better at eating local, it seems like there has been less to write about. I eat a lot of veggies, meat, cheese, eggs, and that’s about it.
But at the beginning of this week, like with any good lenten faster, I started to fantasize about all the things I want to buy that are not local. I began to make a list of what is tough (for me) to really live without… forever. IF I were to be a “true” locavore.
Granted, I already have made an exception for coffee and coconut oil… What other things are tough. What’s NOT local?
- [Coconut oil]
- OLIVE OIL
Not everyday, but I LOVE:
- Basically any tropical fruit
- Many grains
- A lot fish/sushi (tuna, salmon, etc.) Sadface
- All asian food, sauces, ricey things, soy stuff…
- Pretty much everything you eat out (unless you really look)
- ANNNNDDD anything processed
After I thought this list through, it’s actually not that much. If I did as much research on these things as I did my coffee, I could probably find a good source. If I can do it, you can do it. And if that’s all that I eat that’s not local, I must be doing pretty good.
Here I am thinking that there is this endless list of things I can’t have because it’s not local: not so. Certain things I can’t get during certain times of the year, but whatevs. I can get it frozen!
I’m kind of amazed by this, and I can’t wait to have olive oil again.
What do you miss in your lenten fast or as a locavore?