On day 3 of farm challenge, Amy and Craig served us lunch outside (this being balmy Florida):
It consisted of:
Entree: Corn tortillas and eggs, topped with ranchero sauce, avocado and cilantro
Side dishes: Fried green tomatoes and starfruit
Drink: “Carrotbola” juice. Carrot+carambola (starfruit).
Dinner for day 3 required a little effort:
Yes, Tim harpooned a fish. I tried to get one, but when the crucial moment came, I missed. Blame it on the refraction. Anyway, with that, and a few others caught on a line, Tim and I made our meal:
Entree: Tilapia, bass and bluegill, seasoned with kaffir lime leaves, lemongrass, garlic chives and galangal, served over rice.
Salad: Red fire lettuce, esmerelda lettuce, grape tomatoes and nasturtiums, topped with dressing from olive oil, lemon juice and garlic chives.
Dessert: dried sapodilla, muscadines, starfruit and persimmons
Beautiful stuff, right?
Tim read to us from Genesis, when God gives man dominion over the birds of the air and the fish of the sea. This is something we’ve been contemplating a lot in the past week as we’ve slaughtered a number of our animals. Stewardship means care and right use. And that involves death that is useful and not in vain. The meat we’ve eaten this week is a gift not to be taken lightly. It is a provision in a fallen world, to be taken consciously, with eyes open.