Saturday Market Gallery

I am so lucky to live in a city with a farmer’s market that’s open four days out of the week, 52 weeks a year.

Carrots

You might think that a farmer’s market during the winter might have less activity than at other times. You’d be wrong. I daresay that our winter Greenmarket is just as beautiful as our spring, summer and autumn markets. It’s a different kind of beauty … more intimate, I guess, is the word I’m looking for.

If a picture tells a thousand words, then a food blog that extols the beauty of food wouldn’t be complete without a photo essay on what makes this blog thingy tick.

Mutsu apples

Mutsu applesThis is an heirloom apple that looks like a Golden Delicious apple but originally hails from Japan. It has a lovely sweet flavor reminiscent of honey, and is particularly delicious in pies.

Fuji apples

Fuji applesOriginally developed in Japan during the 1940s, Fuji apples are a cross between Red Delicious and Ralls Janet apples. They have a predominantly sweet flavor, with crisp, white flesh.

Parsnips

Parsnips

Jerusalem artichokes

Jerusalem artichokesAlso called sunroots, sunchokes or earth apples, Jerusalem artichokes are a species of sunflower cultivated throughout North America and grown specifically for its tuber which is eaten as a root vegetable.

sign

La Ratte fingerling potatoes

La Ratte fingerling potatoes and sign

Mixed heirloom potatoes

Mixed heirloom fingerling potatoesI love these fingerlings, roasted with extra-virgin olive oil, fleur de sel or sea salt and rosemary, and served with a salad and a glass of white wine for a light lunch or dinner. They’re beautiful and satisfying in their own way.

carrots

Carrots

CarrotsRanging from typical orange, to pale-white, to gold with overtones of green and pale-green, carrots are the most under-rated of winter vegetables, and lend themselves to numerous dishes. I love them simply steamed, then cooked with unsalted butter and chopped herbs, or cooked in chicken or vegetable stock, then puréed and mixed with unsalted butter, and a touch of cream, cinnamon or nutmeg. Sometimes simple is the way to go.

I hope you have a lovely Saturday, wherever you happen to be in the world.

3 thoughts

  1. My in-laws have pictures they took in a Venetian farmer’s market framed and hung over the cabinets in their kitchen. You have some nice shots there. If you are looking for a decorating idea, that might be something you want to think about. You could even change them out seasonally.

    Like

    • That’s an idea for the future, but probably not for the apartment I’m living in now. At some point in the not-too-distant future, I’ll be looking to move somewhere else in NYC.

      Thanks for stopping by.

      Like

What's your opinion?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: