Sunday, 19 February 2012

Market




I went to Salamanca market for the first time in absolutely ages yesterday, mostly I was after some tulips but they didn't have any so I got snap dragons instead. I would have loved the poppies but they just make me a bit hayfeverish.

The exciting find was zucchini flowers! I had some in Melbourne many years ago and they were fantastic and I have wanted to re-create that ever since. I did get some flowers from a friend last weekend but was lazy and left them out and they went all limp. So tonight I cooked them properly, stuffed with goats cheese, ricotta, basil and fresh grated nutmeg and a light tempura batter, and I was pleased with the way they turned out, nearly the same as my memory.

9 comments:

Sasha said...

your stuffed zucchini flowers sound amazing - i hope that you'll share the recipe!

Pauline said...

Zucchini flowers are just so wonderful! I always look forward to them in summer. Mum has a garden full of them and would love to share some with you :)

Sarah B said...

The zuc flower dish sounds so yummy! I haven't been to salamanca for so long, your images are lovely. Have a sweet week x

Amanda said...

Your zucchini flowers sound delicious! They look so cute bundled up prettily in your photos above. The poppies look pretty too but I know what you mean about hayfever- I have to avoid lilies for the same reason (or pull out their stamens) as they play havoc with my nose! :) Have a great start to the week Catherine x

Tuin 21 said...

ohh..would like to share that recipe?!

Olivilla said...

here in spain we have another salamanca!!!! jajajjaja
where is this salamanca market placed???

;)

Olivilla*

WSAKE said...

to bad about your hayfever! those poppies seemed to be real stunners...

but those zuccini flowers made up for it for sure...

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Manuel Ángel Ortega Carriles said...

Nada de lo que dices dudo!
Un cordial saludo.