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The Vegetables of Easter Sunday

easter sunday veggies

I know: pathetic, right? Such a paltry collection of produce for such an auspicious day. Maybe it was the cold, dense fog that descended on London this weekend, or maybe it was the fact that many of the regular stall-holders were taking this holiday Sunday off, but for some reason, I just wasn’t feeling the market today.

I puttered around, visited my favourite vegetable stall, but I wasn’t really inspired by anything I saw. Still, a girl’s gotta eat, so I picked up a small Savoy cabbage for braising in white wine, some farm-fresh eggs for baking through the week, and a bag of carrots for my new favourite salad

The onions and butternut squash will be part of tonight’s meal. Andrew and I are invited to Easter dinner at my sister’s, who’ll be cooking our family’s traditional Easter ham. I called her earlier to see if she was in fact also preparing anything that I could eat, and was answered with an “Oh, crap.” So, taking matters into my own hands, I’ve spent the past few hours making a Caramelized Onion and Roasted Butternut Squash Quiche, which, if successful, I’ll blog about later in the week. 

The bunch of green leaves? Garlic leaves, wouldn’t you know! I first noticed them at the market a few weeks ago- what to do with them, I have no idea. Still, they look pretty, smell yummy and will be this Wednesday’s Wildcard. Maybe a pasta? We’ll see.