Sunday, July 11, 2010

To Market, To Market

Well, after two months of take out and restaurants, I am finally cooking again! I have decided to forgo my food box for the time being. The Moss Street Market is walking distance from my new place and, while I love my food box, nothing compares to a trip to this market - it is a complete shopping and entrainment experience. Two Saturdays ago, after starting off my trip with a mocha from the Five Corners Cafe and a bag of cinnamon sugared mini donuts, I managed to track down some lettuce, spinach, tomatoes, cheese, basil pesto, lavender, white carrots, beets, a cucumber, a pretty blue mug, salmon, a baguette and two delicious unnamed delicacies made with orange fennel brioche and rolled in sugar. Yum!

I returned to the market again yesterday and collected some similar finds (although my favourite pottery maker was not in attendance, probably a good thing!). I did add in some delicious sunflower spouts a new potatoes and eliminated the salmon. I love salmon, but after living next to a salmon spawning stream for several years, I find I have developed a radar for even the slightest of fish decay (salmon spawning streams are VERY smelly places). So, I will be sticking with my friendly fish monger from now on.

I didn't take any pictures of my purchase from yesterday, but I did use my finds (plus a few additional items from the grocery store) to make one of my favourite summer meals, Rice Paper Rolls with Prawns.

It's good to be back in the kitchen again.

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