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Veg, present and accounted for


I was a bit worried that the Tesco Race for Life 2009 might get in the way of my market shopping this morning. The London branch starts in what is essentially my backyard, so I woke up to the sound of hordes of women in bright pink t-shirts making their way through the village to the starting line. Remembering how the London Marathon interrupted my weekly shop, my first thought was “I hope the farmer’s market isn’t closed.”

Luckily, it wasn’t, and I managed to score some food after all. In fact, I think my relief clouded my judgement somewhat, because looking at the photo above, I’m inclined to think that I went a bit overboard. This isn’t even the lot of it- the standby onions, green onions and parsley didn’t even make it into the pic.

What’s more, I don’t actually have a whole lot planned for the above, either. The strawberries will go into a tart that’s been forming in my mind for the past few days, and I have a vague idea of using the artichokes in a risotto, but that’s about it. 

I probably bought the broccoli with my Spicy Broccoli Salad from last week in mind, I obviously can’t get enough of this dish! smittenkitchen‘s Mediterranean Pepper Salad has also been haunting my thoughts, so perhaps I’ll use the cucumber for that. The lettuce is just useful to have around: I’ll end up eating it for lunch one day this week, no doubt. Those pain au chocolat were purchased in lieu of any home-cooked breakfast for Andrew and me today: as soon as I finish typing this, we’re off toward the Thames Estuary for a summer barbecue with his family. 

So that leaves the cauliflower and a lovely English pointy cabbage. Any ideas?

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