Market Fresh!

Farmers markets are beginning to burgeon for the summer season and locally grown fresh vegetables and fruits are being sought after by fresh-flavour-seekers. For a listing of Farmers Markets closest to you check out this link for Vancouver Farmers Markets. This site is great for planning your day around shopping for the most tasty, in-season, produce to plan a simple picnic, or a lavish night of entertaining friends and family. Whatever the reason, it is a good idea to support your local farmers and encourage purchasing and eating their seasonal crops.

Mark has taken advantage of our local produce this week by preparing three different items to feature three of our favourite cookbooks here at Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks. Michel Roux's Pastry, Elisa Beynon's The Vicar's Wife's Cook Book, and Elisabeth M. Purueitt and Chad Robertson's Tartine. Each recipe is straight forward and easy to use with a finished product nothing but spectacular.

From top to bottom:
Seasonal Vegetable Tart
Maman's Tarte aux Fraises
Banana-Date Tea Cake