8th April, 2013 —
Yesterday I made it to the farmer’s market and had a good time checking out the stalls and buying some lovely treats.
- A beautiful autumn morning at the farmer’s market
On the veggie side I found some deeply crimson rhubarb and also some rainbow chard. I also tried out a green apple variety called Smoothie, which is a sport of Golden Delicious. This was new to me, nice and crunchie with a bit more flavour than it’s parent.
Another surprise was fresh cherry juice. I found it very concentrated to drink by itself. A touch of soda water lightened it just enough to enjoy on what was turning out to be a pretty warm autumn day. My final purchase was some Mallee honey.I am a complete honey addict and this pleasantly strong flavoured honey really suits my palate.
On the treats side I bought some toffee figs stuffed with marscapone. I don’t know how you stuff a fig but I may need to find out! The same stall was selling an equally luscious vegan chocolate cake topped with hazelnuts.
- The haul of produce and treats from the market
Returning home we swung by my nephew’s school which was also having a market day. I was too late for most of their garden produce but did manage to score some plums.
Once home I realised that I had the makings of a simple but tasty dessert. I cut the rhubarb into 4 centimetre chunks and laid them in a single layer in an ovenproof dish. I cut the plums into wedges and placed them in the same dish. Over the top of them both I drizzled several spoons of honey.
- The rhubarb and plums ready to go into the oven
To add the final touch we ate the baked fruit with some raspberry icecream made by my sister-in-law.
- Baked Rhubarb with Raspberry Icecream