Daily digest What one local ate over the course of a day

Liz Mester

I start my mornings with coffee from Charleston Coffee Roasters. For breakfast, I had some plain Greek yogurt that was not local, but I did have some strawberries we got at the Johns Island farmers market. And I juiced some oranges I got at the Vegetable Bin.

I grilled up some chicken for lunch. I did an arugula salad with some strawberries - again - and I threw in some walnuts and feta and the chicken. Then I made a lemon vinaigrette with fresh herbs from the farmers market.

There's a new market on Johns Island, Blackbird Market. I'd gone to Blackbird after the farmers market and got some peppers and green cabbage and things like that. So for dinner, we made like a Mexican salad with more chicken and homemade taco seasoning. Broccoli slaw was the salad, and we just threw it all in a big bowl and ate it. I had a glass of Malbec to drink.

For dessert, we had berries with that Truwhip, the nicer Cool Whip. It's like organic something. We had blueberries and blackberries.

Liz Mester is the development director for WINGS, a local nonprofit that operates afterschool programs for children. She's participating in the Eat Local Challenge this month.