My Morning at the Market – Walking the Talk

seta shops

Since  I am always going on and on about eating fresh, organic and local – I thought I would share with you what I purchased this week at one of my local markets.
Every Saturday morning I visit one of two of the farmers markets in Toronto: The BrickWorks and Wychwood Barns. This week it was BrickWorks.

I really am happy about going – I just look like crap when I smile for selfies!

 

Buggy

Burt the Buggy on the other hand is very photogenic.

 

Notice he has 3 wheels – for climbing stairs.Chariot (Shuttle)

 

 

Our chariot has arrived! (The Brickworks has a shuttle bus.)

 

This is what I purchased this week:

white radishes

 

Fresh young white radishes.
All winter I have been eating radish sprouts – grown in a greenhouse. It was nice to start seeing radishes. They were tender and with sufficient bite!

 

IMG_2899Asparagus is here!

goose
I may gently roast these and eat them with my goose breast. Why buy chicken when you can get goose!

 

 

 

leeks

My other favourites of this time of year – wild leeks.

I may use these when I cook my halibut cheeks.

fishmongers

 

 

 

Yes you read it right – halibut cheeks. They are tender and slightly sweet.

This is Jennifer and her daughter from Fisherfolk, my favourite fishmongers.

Kohut

 

Then there is Lesia Kohut, she makes all sorts of delicious treats.
This week I bought her Pumpkin Lima Dip

Lesia is  an incredible pastry chef and she is also a nutritional health coach.

 

 

 

I love cooking – but I suck at baking (just as well because then I would be as big as a house).

So, I go to de Floured Bakery for galettes, quiches and, my once a week sweet treat, tarts.

tartsdeFloured

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These are gluten-free baked goods.

I have been gluten-free for 35 years  – so it is not a trend thing – I have Celiac.

I am, however, pretty thrilled that gluten-free became a trend because, finally, there are great quality products being made.

Until next time, bon appetit!


5 comments

  1. We are lucky to have so many wonderful markets to choose from, and it’s just the beginning. Enjoy market season!

  2. Thank you for sharing your trip
    To the farmers market!!Loved it!

    I loved going there with you & without you!!

    I look forward to next week!!

    Kindest Regards
    Arminé
    416-527-3148
    Sent from iPhone
    please excuse any typos.


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