I got a little bit later start than usual this past Saturday, not leaving the house until 7:30ish, and not getting to the North Market until almost 8am. The added benefit of actually showing up on time instead of extra early is that I got to taste some Liege waffles and crepes with salted caramel from the new merchant in the market, Taste of Belgium. Yum.
Mrs. Rhoads had a wide variety of fruit this morning. In addition to some of the last strawberries (I think we’re down to one week, two weeks tops left at this point), she also had some sweet cherries (I believe these are Raniers). I picked up a container to use in a clafoutis or perhaps another dessert this week.
She also had a type of fruit I was unfamiliar with, which is known by many names: serviceberries, Juneberries, Saskatoon berries. They remind me of red blueberries. You don’t often see them sold by merchants because birds have a taste for them and usually beat the humans to them. I’ve been using these in various things all week, and I’m thinking about making scones with the rest.
Over to Worthington, where I got a bunch of baby zucchini that I’m planning on grilling up later this week. I love zucchini when it’s young, and tender and delicate.
One of the things I love about going to the markets is that there’s always stuff to nosh on – cookies and pie, bread, and when you’re lucky – fresh produce like these tomatoes and cucumbers.
Not sure what I’m going to do with this lavender quite yet, but I’m fairly sure it has to do with infusing it into something.
Over at Clintonville, I got a bunch of English shell peas from Elizabeth Telling Farms, which should also end up in a variety of dishes. I spent a couple of hours shelling, and then blanched and froze them for later use.
Can’t wait until next weekend. Mrs. Rhoads says she’ll have the first of the raspberries. Where did you go this past weekend and what did you get?