Seaport Farmers Market and the event, this past Sunday, was called the Incredible Picnic organized by many to showcase local chefs, restaurants and...most importantly... local producers. And before I take you through some of the actual fruits and vegetables I'll be craving in January, I thought I'd share some highlights of the picnic.
Craig Flinn of Chives Canadian Bistro was serving up pulled pork sandwiches (they're always a hit).
Scanway Catering and Saege Bistro were serving up wonderful seafood cakes. The aroma almost had me stop even before my tour was done.
The Fish Shop at Pier 20 was there with a wonderful satay of smoked salmon and some of his fantastic seafood chowder... one of the best I've ever eaten.
Getaway Meat Mongers were there, this time selling some donairs (I do believe you have to be a local Nova Scotian to appreciate the sweet sauce over the meat).
Janes on the Commons, one of my fave restaurants in town. They sere serving up three kinds of sliders on challah buns freshly made that morning at the restaurant and rhubarb cordial.
Bustling farmers markets with lots of local goodness and lots of "firsts" like the fruit above,
corn on the cob that really tastes sweet
muffins, more muffins and more muffins.
Well, that should give me something to smile about in January. What will you be craving?
Please don't forget that it's Presto Pasta Night tomorrow and I'm hosting and still hoping for more delicious pasta dishes from you. Just send me a recipe or a link, mentioning Presto Pasta Nights, to ruth (at) 4everykitchen (dot) com by tonight.