We will showcase our winning recipes over the next month, starting today with our first placed winner... When Margaret was notified of her win, she was thrilled and said, "I love your market - it has such a welcoming, homey, family feel while at the same time being very upbeat and buzzing with lots of energy. All the vendors are so friendly - it's what I imagine farmers markets to be like long ago, when life was simpler and our connection to food was much more direct. It's an honour to be connected with the SWEFM, even in this small way."
a few thoughts about new recipes, cookbooks & experimentation...
I have a confession to make. I love reading cookbook introductions. They are full of intriguing information and inspiring creativity. They cajole, explain and refute standard beliefs. They develop your understanding of cooking and food science, and they are often teeming with thoughtful introspection and solid nutritional information. Reading them is like sitting down with a good friend and having a fascinating conversation. Cup of tea in hand, pondering the terrific recipes that we'd received in our recipe contest, I escaped for a bit and revisited an old favourite: Williams & Sonoma's Essentials of Healthful Cooking.
There Mary Abbott Hess writes, We tend to appreciate food more when our sense of taste is stimulated and surprised. When we get bored, as often happens when restricting any part of our usual diet, we crave flavour, which can lead to bingeing on foods high in fat or sugar. Artfully flavouring food is an easy way to keep cravings under control.
Margaret Bose Johnson is the winner of our first placed recipe contest prize: Birds & Bees organic wine and a bottle set. In her recipe, she masters the art of flavouring food and surprising and stimulating our tastebuds with her recipe for Ruby Fruit Salad with Pomegranate Glaze. An artful take on the traditional fruit salad, we loved her recipe its beauty, for the variety of ingredients it uses from our market and for its versatility & adaptability (you can use any fruits that are available and change the recipe as things move in and out of season), and because it appeals to our inner artists (the colours! the textures! the shapes! the creativity that it allows the cook!).
Margaret Bose Johnson is a food blogger and a shopper at our market. You can read her blog at www.kitchenfrau.com. There she writes about the recipe she created with fruits purchased at our SWEFM market:
and now, without further adieu, Margaret's recipe...
ruby fruit salad with pomegranate glaze
Recipe from Margaret Bose Johnson, 1st Placed Winner in our Annual Recipe Contest
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Intro by Sheri Hendsbee