(Not Quite) Spring Veg A cooking blog – Kitchenist
(Not Quite) Spring Veg
Yesterday was one of those rare winter days that reminds me what I love about England- the springtime. Granted, its still a good few months away, but its promise was in the air yesterday, fresh and mild and with a certain undeniable excitement. On the way to the farmers market I noticed a) a woman wearing a short dress with bare legs (brave), b) more than the usual number of casual smokers hanging around outside (very brave, considering), and c) a plethora of small children who, for once, did not resemble miniature Michelin men.
Once at the market, things were alive like they havent been in weeks; loads of vendors, throngs of shoppers and oodles of veg awaited me. I didnt have long to linger, as lunch with friends at vegan restaurant Saf awaited me. Still, I found lots of goodies for the week ahead.
Youll notice theres only one loaf of bread, and thats because Ive decided its time to make good on my bread baking resolution and get kneading. The array of onions are for an onion tart Im considering making later in the week, to be enjoyed with a fresh salad. Leeks are always a favourite, and these ones are destined for a cheesy, leeky version of Welsh rarebit.
Ive no immediate plans for the pointed cabbage, but the pale green leaves and lovely spring softness made it impossible to resist. This