|Produce from the local markets|
Today my daughter and I made a trip to our local Organic Markets at Frenchs Forest.
To be honest I don't buy all that much that is organic, some things not others. All the produce is grown by and sold by small farmers so I feel like it's fresh and being sourced from the supplier regardless.
Today's list included:
- organic twiggy sticks
- organic dog treats (Not sure Skip knows the difference honestly)
- two buckets of baby grape tomatoes
- hummous (My food processor is about to die and be replaced. Grinding chickpeas would be it's death-knell).
- Japanese eggplant
- a sour dough breadstick
- saffron linguine
What do I plan to do with all this? Good question.
The hummous will go to dinner at a friend's house, as will some twiggy sticks on a plate of nibbles.
My daughter will inhale the tomatoes as snacks, we'll use the rest in salads and pasta dishes.
I made some Italian tuna salad which I had on sour dough for lunch using some basil and cherry tomatos too. (I took a very arty photo on the camera and then the batteries died mid-way and it wasn't saved. So annoying!)
I'm not sure about the Japanese eggplant. They are great to stuff but these ones are a bit bent so I may just make some rattatouile or maybe http://mysydneykitchen.blogspot.com.au/2012/01/eggplant-sichuan-style.html
I think the linguine will be yummy with a seafood pasta sauce so I will investigate that as well.
It was a nice time wandering about getting a coffee and my daughter got gozleme for her and a friend who was coming over for lunch - which they completely devoured. I really must make my own gozleme as well. They aren't hard but the dough needs time to rise you need to plan ahead. Not always my strength.
Anyway I think it is lovely to have markets nearby to explore and it is a very pleasant way to support small growers and fill in a Sunday morning.