I’m afraid I spent neither much time nor much money on my market trip yesterday. Some old friends were in London, kicking off a belated honeymoon across Europe, and we were in a hurry to meet them in town, show them our city and enjoy the sunshine together. As such, my weekly trip to the market was more of a mad dash from stall to stall, in an effort to spend the few pounds I could find in my purse (no time to wait in line at the cash machine, you see) on some food for the week ahead.
Despite my rush, I was thrilled to see the first season’s peas available. I love fresh peas, whether in tarts, pastas, dumplings or salads. No plans for these ones yet, but I can’t wait to sit down with a big bowl (perhaps in front of some bad TV) for some relaxing podding time.
For that broccoli, I’m thinking something fresh and summery. My recent experiment with slaw having gone so well, I’m ready to branch out. This broccoli slaw from Smitten Kitchen looks great (minus the mayo, of course).
The rest of the veg will be for salads, pastas and stir-fries as needed. Those eggs? Why something delicious and sweet from the oven, of course. Stay tuned to find out what- I’m thinking an old-fashioned cake of some sort.
What are you making this week?