Down in The Dumps
Eat Local Challenge Day 17
(Read What & Why I am Doing This Here)
I've been having a problem with my tongue. My taste buds have been up and down and all out of whack. For the past 10 days I have felt as if I've had a constant burnt tongue and my sense of taste has diminished. The onset of this problem seemed to coincide with the opening of a new Crest Scope Whitening Gel. Yesterday I signed up with a new doctor who turned out to be pretty hopeless on the matter in my opinion. She was quite confident that it is a chemical burn caused by my toothpaste which will soon heal if I gargle warm water, avoid alcohol, spicy and acidic food. She also gave conflicting instructions to avoid salt whilst at the same time encouraging me to brush my teeth with baking soda [aka sodium salt!]. I am not really confident she knows what she is talking about, so I'll be finding a new, new doctor as soon as I can for a second opinion. In the meantime I am going to give her the benefit of the doubt and at least try cutting out the alcohol, acid and spice, the latter two of which definitely seemed to make the problem worse for me. Of course I will still be eating local wherever I can, but the menu will probably head more in the creamy/rich/dairy direction over the next few days. The soft, eggy, texture of the quiche I made on Thursday is definitely something you might be seeing more of.
Breakfast Day 17
All Local Quiche [source: see yesterday's post for the ingredients], salt & pepper.
Lunch Day 17
I poked around at some leftover pasta and ragu [source: see ingredients here], but my appetite was definitely down.
Dinner Day 17
Last night we dined outside at French restaurant, Cafe Bastille, who do not specialize in sourcing their ingredients locally. I plumped for the moules mariniere with frites, hoping the mussels hadn't travelled too far.
Drinks Day 17
Tap Water, Tea (1 Cup + 1 pot)
100% Local ingredient
Local Artisan using mostly local ingredients
Local Artisan using non-local ingredients
Restaurants which focus on local produce
© 2008 Sam
Down in The Dumps