I didn’t linger at the market today; there was rather a lot of rain coming down (is it just me, or am I always saying that?), making the weekly shop a get-in-and-get-out affair.
A light switched on for both Andrew and me this week, or rather switched off. In an instant, we both became sick to death of creamy pastas, heavy winter dishes and, well- British stuff. What we’re in the mood for? Stir-fries! I’m craving rice, crispy veg and Asian flavours, and Andrew’s looking forward to some noodley dishes with prawns.
Broccoli is one of my favourite veg to stir-fry, so I picked up two small heads today. While I’m not sure exactly what I’ll be making with them, I am partial to this simple recipe from The Kitchn, or any other that brings fermented black beans into the mix. Carrots are a natural fit in Asian cooking a well, so I bought one for good measure.
The Russian kale will stand in for collard greens in Dana‘s Peanut Curry recipe. I’m always looking for new curries to make, and as soon as this one was posted I knew I’d be making it this week. Many ingredients will have to be procured from the grocery store though- sadly, sweet potatoes and bell peppers aren’t to be found at my local market!
You’ll notice I bought two loaves of white bread today. While I normally prefer the usual granary, wholemeal, multigrain-type suspects, there’s just something so delicious about these cottage tin loaves from Flour Power City Bakery. They make wonderful toast, and a slice is the perfect accompaniment for some hot soup or scrambled eggs.
That butternut squash will probably end up in something similar to this tart my sister made, which looks fantastic. Though if I’m not sick of Asian flavours by then, I might cook it as I did the carrots here; braised in soy and ginger, butternut is fantastic over rice.
Also coming up this week is one last pumpkin recipe, for some breakfast scones that we enjoyed the other day. What about you- anything delicious in the oven right now?