Still trying to get into the groove of blogging... Another wonderful market day today. It's mid June and there is an abundance of fruits and vegetables displayed. The wildherb salad leaves have become large and savory and one doesn't have to hunt for the more unusal fresh herbs any longer. Organic peaches from Sicily and strawberries as well as the first cherries from Brandenburg are presented in lucid reds and oranges.
Zuchiniflowers of course, purple kohlrabi and radish.
Gooseberries will make their way into a gooseberry nut cake with whipped cream
and the cherries mushed for a cherry sorbet.
Laslo Tot, the polish vendor who offers great produce from Germany and the neigboring countries, found "Stielmus". I couldn't find a translation, but am telling you it's a most delicious vegetable. I know it from my hometown Westfalia. The Berliners are not familiar with it, or sell it. So it's been a delight to find it on the market. It is finely cut, steamed with an onion, salt, pepper and nutmeg. That's it. A wonderful nutty taste.
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