Everybody loves the summer but I love it most for the farmers markets. Last Saturday Steve and I tried to attend out first one here in Edmonton but it was 3 degrees and snowing! It snowed all day right into the night and left a nasty inch of coating for us to look at on Sunday.
Strathcona market in the trendy part of town. The market was indoors and runs all year round so I found it less of a 'farmers' market and more of an artisans selling place. There were jewellery, purse, jam/jelly, cheese and wood art stands and a few organic sellers which was nice to see. Locally there's still obviously not much available being only June 5th but I did find some gorgeous tomatoes.
abanero. It was really good but he wanted $12 for 3 tiny bottles (think spice bottles). So I decided to pick up some habs and make my own....how hard can it be?
1 large sweet onion
1/4 cup brown sugar
4 garlic cloves
2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp turmeric (for color)
1/4 cup of vinegar
1/4 cup raisins
8 dried apricots
abaneros ended up being too much for the normal human being. I on the other hand find it perfect :) anyone that knows me also knows my love for anything spicy especially habs. Unfortunately I made this stuff for some fresh bison burgers I found at the market for Steve so I'll update you on all of the grunting, sweating and complaining that will probably be going on tonight during dinner.......tomorrow. Some other mustard's I'm going to try are Wasabi mustard and I was thinking that a mustard combining fresh and dried cranberries might be interesting....