Saturday, April 3, 2010
Another Great Saturday at the Market
Normally I like to take photos either at the market or at least my stash once I get home. Today, neither .... it's still too early for many produce vendors, although I did get some lovely greenhouse greens from a farm near Tatamagouche. I was too sleepy at 7 AM to get the name. The bok choy, mustard greens, gorgeous cilantro and mixed salad greens will definitely be appreciated this week. In fact the mustard greens made it into the frittata above.
I did get some lovely free range eggs and some Ran-Cher goat cheese - this time with Italian herbs. In fact, I can't imagine my fridge NOT having Ran-Cher cheeses on hand for those last minute meals - fantastic in pasta, on pizza, and grilled cheese sandwiches for sure.
I was on the lookout for a leg of lamb to make Katie of Thyme for Cooking's Roast Leg of Lamb with Garlic & Rosemary, which sounds fantastic...and went early to my favorite place for lamb Wood 'n Hart without thinking that it being Easter Weekend, there would be a huge demand. So, I placed my order for one for next Saturday and bought some free range eggs. One of the things I love best about the market - the relationships I've built with the vendors.
Naturally I had to stop by Mike's Fish Shop and thank Peter for the wonderful side of Salmon I got last week for my birthday party - Roasted Salmon with Teriyaki Hoisin Sauce. It was perfect. This week I picked up some fresh Blue Fish fillets - a first and I did find a wonderful sounding recipe to try tonight. I'll keep you posted.
Next stop...more greens from Riverview Herbs (another hot house farm) baby beet greens, baby arugula, fresh mint ...all to definitely brighten up this week's dishes.
Last stop, to Chris and the gang at Getaway Farm for some aged skirt steak (I mentioned a few weeks ago that I was always on the lookout - they're so rarely available- and he got some for me and now also sells hangar steak -another favorite of mine) and some fresh ground beef (for those awesome looking Garlic Meatballs that once again, Katie of Thyme for Cooking made for this week's Presto Pasta Night).
And home to make a very tasty frittata with my score. You can check out some of the frittata recipes here and them make them your own with whatever local lovely produce you can find.