We challenged people in Mission, B.C., to try local eating for 100 days starting June 1. Nearly 100 people signed upand we couldnt resist signing up, too. Can a community change the way it eats? Its never too late to get involved: Join in for a month, a week, even a single meal.
DAY 39 Good people, we have an emergency. Little Kaity celebrates her birthday this weekend, and her mom, Angela, dreams of a strictly 100-mile cake. The problem is the family is trying a strictly local challenge, so shes cooking without baking soda or powder. Whats more, there are allergies to consider, so the cake must not contain nuts and should not contain much egg. Can anyone out there help? If so, send a recipe. Quick!
Angela had hoped that an Australian apple cake mentioned from our welcome to Australian/New Zealander visitors would do the trick (I still have a lot of local apples from a farmer that gave them to us from his personal supply bless his heart) but I did some research and the Aussie baker sneaked in some baking powder.
Angela also had this tip about good wines for Mission 100-milers:
I just read about local wines not really being local and Ive also found that thats true, but we just came back from Saturna Island and Saturna Island Vineyards does have a few fantastic wines made solely with their own grapes! Im a big fan of red wine and I highly recommend a wine they call Vinsera, its their version of port. Its absolute heaven in a glass! I also found a white (Gewurztraminer) that I love which really surprised me. I highly recommend the trip out as its so beautiful there and they truly do make an effort to be as local as possible.
Thanks, Angela. For all the Mission Challenge blogs, including the rules, click here. Coming soon: my dolmades recipe (by request), and 100-mile sausages.
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