Day Six: Eating to a Size Sheffield
09 July 2011
The dusk settles on another Eat Sheffield Food day and I feel mighty.
I ate like a queen again today with meals including beef from Whirlow Hall Farm, monsterous sized pork chops from Gerty’s and ice cream from Yee Kwan. Today was Day 6, just one more day left and the week’s food challenge has definitely been a tasty culinary adventure! The whole week has seen me making my own meals from food that’s grown, picked or made in Sheffield – fried rice? noodles and pasta? nah, not this week, my kitchen hasn’t felt so much love in months!
I also had a fabulous day at the Sheffield Food Festival today – photos uploaded soon to my Facebook page (keep an eye out for these). It was fab to talk to so many people, I had a great time, and I hope you did too – what did you eat and drink? did any of you try anything adventurous at the ‘Eat the World’ or ‘Try Something New…” food stalls in the Peace Garden and Fargate? or did the little ones take their teddy bears to Fancie’s teddy bear picnic? – let me see your food pics (I always share mine with you), I love a good food gawp! It would also be great to get tweets, foodie pictures and comments from individuals who have been following my week’s Sheffield food challenge – what are your thoughts on my food quest? did I introduce you to new and interesting food producers – if so, which ones? and did you get to see these at the Sheffield Food Festival? – I’d love to hear from you!
Todays menu was:
2.30pm: I had to finalise some design work for a client which took me longer than expected to complete so by the time I’d finished it was 2.00pm! – I didn’t want to spend too long cooking as I wanted to get myself down to the Sheffield Food Festival in town, I didn’t have time to see everyone yesterday due to work commitments so today I mad it a priority. I had some beef (from Whirlow Hall Farm) left from the previous night and use this to rustle up a quick and tasty omelette type dish, Chinese Egg Foo Yung? (eggs and milk from Our Cow Molly farm). I love eggs simply because eggs are so delicious, yummy, full of nutrition, and of course it’s rather cheap if compared with other food. Egg Foo Yung is the most popular egg-based dish in Chinese cooking too and it is also the favorite dish of Mums because the dish can easily get hi-fives from children and adults (my mum used to, and still does, make this dish for me). For those who are still fresh in cooking and looking for some easy to cook recipes, Egg Foo Yung is definitely a good choice to make – throw in some onions, mushrooms, peas and your favourite meats, hey presto! A lazy man’s version of an omelette!
3 eggs (from Our Cow Molly (OCM) farm), beaten
80g beef chopped into small pieces (mine were cooked leftovers from the previous night)
1 small onion, chopped into small pieces
1 spring onion, chopped into small pieces
3 tbsp OCM milk
1/2 tsp salt
1 tbsp cooking oil
1) In a big bowl, add in eggs, half the spring onion, salt and milk. Beat until the egg mixture become smooth and the salt has disappeared.
2) Heat up a frying pan or wok, add in cooking oil. When the oil is hot, add in onions, beef and stir fry for around 2 minute or until the meat is cooked (see image 1 above).
3) Pour in the egg mixture, make sure the fried ingredients are fully covered by egg mixture. Turn to medium heat (see image 2 above).
4) Cook until eggs are just cooked but still slightly loose. Cover pan/wok and cook until eggs are just set, about 2 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining spring onions.
5) Served hot with steamed rice (but in my case, Cat Lane Bakery granary bread). Egg-Tastic! (image 3 and 4 above).
There was also some Lorna Heavenlies carrot cake left over. I ate that for lunch too.
9.45pm: Fried pork chop (from Sheffield’s Gerty’s Pork) served with oven cooked potatoes and red onions (from Our Cow Molly Farm)
Things got back to normal this evening and I found time to cook dinner. I decided to get some pork chops – Gerty’s pork chops are HUGE!! (very meaty and wholesome indeed). I mixed in salt and chopped chives for extra flavour. I pan fried this and then served it with oven cooked potatoes (chips-like) and red onions. Good tasty food.
The Gerty’s pork chops were huge!! (I was really happy whilst I was pan-frying these off, I’m a girl who likes her meat :) – it was my first taste of meat from Gerty’s, I’d heard many good things about them from The Bradfield Farmers’ Markets and I’m gutted I’ve still not yet had the chance to meet Jess from Gerty’s yet. Gerty’s rear their own pigs on their own farm and makes a huge range of sausages and pork joints. I’m informed that a favourite with customers are their Pork and Pig Boxes, with a variety of joints, chops and sausages, a range of complementary sauces and chutneys and a discount for a whole or half carcase.
Drinks: included water, TeaBox’s English Breakfast, Cafeology beverages (hot chocolate) and Busters filter coffee (I didn’t forget to use my tea strainer today, this novelty thing is beautiful too! Thanks TeaBox).
Snacks: I was prettty bad today and snacked quite a bit – Yee Kwan’s chocolate and chilli ice cream (up at her Food Fest stall), Victoria Made’s carrot cake and snacked on toasted Cat Lane Bakery bread with assorted preserves late evening.
During my Eat Sheffield Food Week (4th – 10th July), I have been Blogging and taking plenty of food photos about my experiences for each meal and the different Sheffield food producers I have engaged with – a big thank you to those who have given me a good feeding! Feel free to download and read my full week’s Sheffield Food Menu Plan (and why not continue eating along with me?). Just one more day left – bring on the sharpened fork! – Cindy/Missie x