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!
Burt the Buggy on the other hand is very photogenic.
Notice he has 3 wheels – for climbing stairs.
Our chariot has arrived! (The Brickworks has a shuttle bus.)
This is what I purchased this week:
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!
Asparagus is here!
I may gently roast these and eat them with my goose breast. Why buy chicken when you can get goose!
My other favourites of this time of year – wild leeks.
I may use these when I cook my halibut cheeks.
Yes you read it right – halibut cheeks. They are tender and slightly sweet.
This is Jennifer and her daughter from Fisherfolk, my favourite fishmongers.
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.
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!