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Cake Veg and Muffins

You might think from the title of this post that I’ve been thinking a lot about sweets lately. You’d be right. Maybe it’s the stress of my end-of-term project deadline or just the is-it-or-isn’t-it-Spring-yet weather we’ve been having lately, but “regular food” hasn’t really been exciting me these days. Sweets are much more interesting, and always in season.

As such, most of the veg you see above are actually destined for a cake. That’s right- I’ve wanted to try an extra-vegetably riff on carrot cake for a while now, inspired by this Harvest Cake recipe from The Kitchn. I figure that carrots, parsnip and beetroot will give an interesting earthy flavour to my favourite treat, and make use of winter’s root vegetables while we’ve still got’em.

The market is positively teeming with purple sprouting broccoli these days, and luckily I love the stuff. I usually use it in a pasta dish of some sort, but I’m thinking that this salad of sprouting, potatoes and feta sounds pretty good, too.

And the muffin? Given to me free as I wandered home from the market, a tasty advertising initiative from the new estate agent in town. Sorry, I don’t have a house to sell, but I do like them blueberries.

What’s happening in your kitchen this week?

5 comments

  1. Oh, the harvest cake! I made it for my birthday a couple of years ago (before the food blog–but the post is imported from my personal blog at the time). Please take pictures and let me know what you think! I love using beetroot in sweet stuff, and I plan to make some beetroot brownies this week.

  2. This is the first time I’ve seen anything about a veggie-heavy cake and I’m dying to know how it turns out!

    I absolutely love your weekly market photos; they’re some of my favorite food blog photos around and I think they’re beautiful and brilliant!

  3. Sarah says:

    I always wonder which Farmer’s market you actually go to, as there are so many in town…. Can you give me a hint?

  4. Mac says:

    And… what are you wearing as you cook all these fabulous meals? YLF wants to know! : )

  5. Charlotte says:

    Love that photo! And Alwasy love free food, I still reminisce about the day I was given free milk at Neals Yard Dairy and that was like three months ago!