Dinner Last Night

We’re on our way to Yellowstone for the next five days.  Last night we stopped in tiny campground just off Highway 20 in Rexburg, Idaho.  We were welcomed with black skies, high winds and lots of rain.  But we had plenty of electricity to create a delicious stove-top dinner.

Our dinner last night was a sliced red tomato, fiery peppers (fresh and frozen transported all the way from Redwood Roots Farm in Arcata) and cheddar on ciabatta bread….with a side of the freshest yellow/white corn-on-the-cob.   The corn, tomatoes, and  bread was carefully selected at the Salt Lake City Farmer’s Market.  One of our trip guidelines is to attempt to eat as fresh and as local as possible.  We scored last night.

Just like in Arcata, the Saturday Market is held on a square…..in Salt Lake City’s Pioneer Square.   It was a wonderful market, and it would be fair to say that there were less “farmers” at the market and more local food products.  Perhaps the local farm crops will come in more quantity later…..I don’t really know anything about Salt Lake City growing season.  There were lots of cherries, some kale varieties, and for us, tomatoes and corn and melon.

It looks like we are going to be “off-line”  for our time in Yellowstone. When we return to the webs I will have lots of pictures and before we enter the park we will have to stop at a grocery store for the essentials…..we will not be consuming as fresh and local.  But we WILL be eating with the bears.

6 Responses to “Dinner Last Night”
  1. Martha Haynes 12 July 2010 at 6:02 am #

    The thing that amazed me about Yellowstone was that it is a plateau, it is not mountains. Why mountains had been my expectation I don’t know. I’ve not spent enough time there. I look forward to your photographs.

  2. Linda DeLong 14 July 2010 at 6:45 am #

    Your better hope that the bears won’t be consuming fresh and not so local dinner,you maybe what the bears are eating.Do bears eat chocolate?? Find out for me Durry.

  3. Clay Parker Jones 14 July 2010 at 6:48 am #

    Looks amazing, guys. Appears as though your trip is going swimmingly well. Tried calling last night. Hope all is well!

  4. Clay Parker Jones 14 July 2010 at 6:48 am #

    Looks amazing, guys. Appears as though your trip is going swimmingly well. Tried calling last night. Hope all is well!

  5. Max 17 July 2010 at 11:20 am #

    Clay took the words right out of my mouth….except for the part about calling.

  6. donna 18 July 2010 at 6:37 pm #

    …yes, “swimmingly” until yesterday when we got on TWO very long roads after a bad turn, and there was no where to turn around. We wasted a lot of time and petrol, and then couldn’t find a place to stay last night. BUT….we did the best we could and stayed in the Walmart parking lot. It was really very cool, very American, and quiet enough to sleep.

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