Daily Archives: August 9, 2008

If you’re going to the farmers market tomorrow…

Blackheath Farmers Market

A hot tip…   They have a mysterious vegetable known as Purslane in season at the moment.  I’d never had it before, and didn’t know anything about it, but according to The Smallest Kitchen (a food blog based in Blackheath), it is very easy to prepare, and (I can confirm) is delicious.

It has several other names, which where clearly dreamt up before any Marketing Departments had an opportunity to finesse them: “Pigweed” and “Little Hogweed” don’t give off quite the right image….

I can’t really describe the taste – it is a little bit like fresh baby spinach leaves, but a bit more substantial – anyway, have a read of the recipe, and if you head down to the station car park tomorrow, pick some up and give it a try.

If you find any other unusual forgotten vegetables there, please let me know!

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