Today, it really hit home how the weather affects my shopping habits. It was nearing 30°C by the time Andrew and I got to the market today, and by consequence almost nothing looked appealing. In this kind of heat I’d much rather subsist on smoothies all day than contemplate actual cooking. So today’s wares are a little paltry. Of course this isn’t everything I bought- some rather unattractive (but delicious) lettuce, as well as a few cursory onions also made the cut- but it wasn’t a bulk-buy day by any stretch.
The lovely leafy lettuce will make an excellent salad or two, which I’ve been loving for my lunches, lately. I might use the broccoli in a stir-fry, or perhaps roast it as in the Amateur Gourmet‘s Roasted Shrimp and Broccoli. You don’t even need the shrimp in this dish, the broccoli is so delicious.
Surprisingly, I managed to go one week without strawberries, and for that I rewarded myself with a larger punnet this time around. If I can stand to turn on the stove, I’ll be making smitten kitchen‘s strawberries and dumplings, which looks right up my alley. If not, we might just feast on them raw, or enjoy them in some salads.
The Swiss Chard I’m not sure what to do with. Truthfully, I don’t have that much experience with it, so am open to suggestions. Any ideas?