These little piggies went to market

Hello. Hello. And apologies for abandoning you and your rumbling bellies for quite this long. If it’s any consolation, we haven’t been sitting around watching Loose Women and twiddling our thumbs. Since last we wrote, Rosie got hitched, the next chapter of our book neared completion and our brand spanking new market stall was unleashed onto the streets of south London.  Thanks to everyone who came to sample the fruits (and vegetables) of our labours on Sunday at Brixton Farmer’s Market–many of you braving freakishly high winds and one colossal downpour to sample the first of many seasonal Salad Club boxes, crammed with:

New potatoes with lemon, capers, rosemary and garlic
Beets, lentils and thyme with Bath Blue cheese
SC slaw
Radish, cucumber and dill salad
Fresh pea pods
Caramelised onion and butter bean hummus

Be sure to get yourself some of this season’s muddy new potatoes, gently scrub away the mud with your thumbs (never peel them) and give them some love:

New potatoes with lemon, capers, rosemary and garlic

Serves 8-10
1kg new potatoes
Leaves of 1 rosemary spring, finely chopped
1 tablespoon capers, rinsed and chopped
3 spring onions, finely sliced
The juice of 1 lemon
A large pinch of salt
A long glug of olive oil

Boil the potatoes until tender and cooked through (usually about 10 minutes but cut one open to check).  Mix all the other ingredients together in a large bowl. Once cooked, drain the potatoes and, while they’re still hot and steaming, add to the bowl and toss gently. Serve hot or cold with pretty much anything.

Oh, and in case you were feeling too worthy after that lot, we also baked these rhubarb and cassis frangipane tartlets for the more sweet toothed. Yes, we did burn one and, yes, we did eat one.

No lie-ins for us this weekend as we were up at 7am on Saturday heading to Pimlico in time to meet Ted Dawson of Ted’s Veg who harvested most of our ingredients early that morning. Loyal as we are to Brixton market and its unashamedly unseasonal yams, avocados and citrus on the other side of the tracks, the quality and flavour of this super-fresh British produce is pretty hard to beat. Aren’t we lucky to have access to such a huge variety of food on our doorsteps? Ahhh… Brixton.

We sold out on Sunday but we’ll be sure to pile our plates even higher on June 12th and every fortnight thereafter. Come and say hello and get yourselves some lunch if you’re in the area.

Rosie & Ellie x

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3 Responses to These little piggies went to market

  1. larosilla says:

    What a lovely idea, prepared healthy and seasonal dishes. Think this is great, would love that here in Spain,.

  2. Shu Han says:

    wow just love all the colours and freshness of everything. love the farmers’ market in spring (:

  3. Did it once. Will do it again. It’s well worth the trip to South London. Loved the fresh crunchiness of the veggies at your stall. Very wholesome and filling lunch we had. thanks for the sharing that recipe. Keep up the fantastic work.

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