This week is just a simple observation & thought on your local produce/ farmer/ handmade/ homegrown markets. How do you approach them?? With a shopping list; a dream menu; a learning experience; or whatever the season has to offer you??
A good 90 minutes of watching our wide eyed & hungry children taste test truffles, olive oils, salmon, cheeses, meats, breads, olives, lasagne, peanut brittle, fruits & more.
We physically brought home this bounty + a tonne of fruit & the simple stall holder suggestions of . . . pan frying the duck in simple spices . . . having the Morton Bay bug for afternoon tea (yes please) . . . the truffle duck pate can be used over & over - just lay the clarified butter over the top again . . . the smoked dill salmon can be broken up in a simple creamy pasta (delicious, having that tonight) . . . salmon dip on sour dough (secret addiction of mine) . . . how Kalamata olives are grown from the actual Kalamata olive tree cutting, not seeds, they love a cold snap & will grow well in Canberra.
What an education, positive experience & fantastic way to spend a Sunday morning as a family!! If you picked up on the 'we' & 'our children' - you guessed it, my husband is with us, yahoo. Thank goodness as i went through my $50 in a flash at the market, he's my back up piggie bank/ enabler of my duck/ salmon addiction. Love Posie