I’m a day late with my veggie post this week because, until a few hours ago, there wasn’t much veg to show you. I was working yesterday and couldn’t make it to the market myself, but sent my manservant (er, boyfriend) instead. Unfortunately he arrived a tad late (just as the stall-holders were closing up), so little of what you see there is actually from the market. But no matter: I supplemented our meagre haul with a trip to the grocery store today, to ensure adequate veg for the week ahead.
Those chunky leeks are a bit strong-tasting for dishes like Leek Rarebit, but they’ll be perfect in a Leek and Potato Soup. I might whip (whiz?) one up, or else consider a gratin; the weather has turned unseasonably chilly here in London.
For the cauliflower, just peeking out from its thick coat of leaves, I’m thinking roasted. On a bed of chickpeas or couscous, with some greens to bring flavour and tomatoes for colour, it’ll be tasty indeed. This will be a slap-dash, anything-goes kind of meal, so I’ll let you know how it goes.
The long-stemmed broccoli and the asparagus look lovely, don’t they? So crisp and green, pointing every which way. I’m considering a risotto for the asparagus; my Mum mentioned in a phone call that she was making one, and this recipe from Jamie Oliver does seem suited to the season. The broccoli is calling out for a salad, though- I’m thinking something fresh and spring-like. Any ideas?
What are you cooking this week? Got any new recipes to share?