My Market Inspiration

Sunday Night Market Inspiration

Putting my farmers' market haul to work.

This is the time of year when inspiration can still be lurking in my closet, just waiting for the sunshine and flowers to arrive. But, give me a solid day at the farmers’ market and a lil’ bit if old fashioned sunshine and that inspiration can manage to emerge for a few hours.

On this particular day, while child #1 was away from the house on a ‘field trip’ with our friends, Scott and Joy, and child #2 quietly enjoying a nap, I was able to whip up a quick and beautiful meal of flank steak, carrot salad and slow roasted fingerling potatoes with lemon and garlic.

The steak, purchased at the market the day before, was marinated overnight in Worcestershire, lemon juice, rosemary and olive oil. After quick broil (BBQ’s still in the basement) and a much needed rest, the meat was thinly sliced and ready to serve. Simple and delicious.

Next was my carrot salad. You’ve seen it before in a previous post. This is my go to salad these days. It is super easy, only needs a few key ingredients, makes use of produce still in season and it’s delicious!

Last, but not least, was the potatoes – the star of this dinner! These gorgeous french fingerlings from Elmridge Farm, were sliced and slowly roasted in a mixture of garlic, olive oil, lemon juice and oregano. The only word to describe these potatoes which were cooked for 2 hours in a low oven, is succulent!

Needless to say, the peak market days are still many weeks away, but with a little imagination, some lovely seasonal produce and some great company there is still much to be inspired by at this time of year!

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