Saturday, September 24, 2011
The man's finally done with his busy period at work and has retrieved his frame of mind to cook for the weekend. He seems to like boiling stock in the nights. During week, a huge pot of vegetable stock had been prepped and stored away in the freezer.
We still needed fresh items and the man preferred to get his supply from the colorful Tekka Market. It was amazing how I packed a spot of jumping, 25 laps in the pool and taichi all by 9am, and managed to hop along to the market with the man. Already late! He mumbled. Hope they haven't run out of things! It's not like I can be useful...but since I made a request for vegetarian moussaka to be on the menu, I should ahemmmm...try to help with the prep.
There were no du Puy lentils to be found at the wet market. We were pleasantly surprised when we strolled in for a coffee at Smitten and found the Farmers' Market in operation. The man was happy. Among the stalls, he found organic Himalayan lentils and kidney beans which are delicious and would do well in the ragoût. We also came away with packs of Croucher beer for the fridge and a cold bottle in hand for instant gratification.
Colors, textures, sights and sounds. What a happy morning. Ooooh! Figs too. We buy them weekly from Chia's Vegetables, but today we bought extra boxes of black figs, and beautiful green and red apples. It's Rosh Hashanah next week. :) I love love love figs.