Friday, May 22, 2009

day #4

delighted with this morning's shopping expedition to Eveleigh markets where I found at least four stands of produce that fit within the 100mile radius for the challenge

the day was taken up at the markets then cooking and eating (and tweeting and blogging) plus a few chores at home and some work on the new food site

wonderful purchases included watercress, edible flowers, mesclun, pumpkin, rhubarb, lemons, sage, parsley, tomatoes, snap peas, zucchini flowers and a tray of figs

there was so many other delights too that I can't wait to try, and to see what the changes in season will bring to the available local produce

and I even brought home a recipe sheet from the local Sydney grower of Zucchini flower with recipes for Steamed, Baked, Stuffed, Crumbed as well as Zucchini Flower Omelette and Deep Fried Zucchini Flowers Stuffed with Crab and Ricotta

friend was with me taking photos for my new site, and he reminisced with the grower about nonna's Italian cooking - zucchini flower stuffed in the dumpling which I hope to one day try (and be shown how to make) ... apparently, stuffed zucchini flowers are not at all traditional whereas stuffed eggplant and stuffed capsicum are ...

breakfast was taken as I walked around the market, first one, then two of the delicious figs and completed with fresh orange juice from Wisemans Ferry Road

at home I made a two course evening meal from this (and the earlier windfall produce) for a farm to table dinner:

Entree: Steamed Zucchini Flowers with Tomato and Zucchini Ragout
Main: Braised Beef with Green Capsicum

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