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Winter Vegetable Goodness (with a couple cheeky summer veggies for color)…

One of the things Chris and I have agreed is that in years past, while there are lots of things we’ve been proud of, eating locally isn’t always one of them.  Brixton Market was packed with vendors from all over the world – the Caribbean, South Asia, Southeast Asia, even Latin America – so while we indeed tried lots of new-to-us veggies from England, like parsnips and celeriac, we also sometimes found ourselves taking a few of those cute little mangoes from Sri Lanka, a couple chayotes (or cho chos) from Jamaica, or an avocado or three from Spain…

Living in the Philippines gave us an excellent idea of how much eating locally matters – not just to the environment, but also to the quality of the food.  The only comparable disparity between an apple bought in London and one bought in Manila is the reverse scenario including a pineapple…or mango…or banana.  At any rate, you get me.  The point is this:  we would really like to make eating locally a bigger priority, and to that end, I’ve created this entirely haphazard, mostly local (depending on your definition/location – some might say totally local, or not at all!) recipe I put together…it’s so incredibly easy, it’s ridiculous. Serves 4+.

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