May 30, 2010

Late Spring Market News Update

The warm weather is finally here and so are peas, artichokes and asparagus. I am using as many of these ingredients in the lessons as possible. Last Friday I was told that we were seeing the last of the artichokes until the September variety arrives! :( That's bad news for artichoke lovers!

However, we are now seeing some excellent varieties of local vegetables show up in the market: light green zucchini, string beans, cranberry beans (borlotti) as well as tomatoes. Where possible I always include local vegetables, they are fresher, travel less and pollute less too!

Please be flexible when you book a cooking lesson that includes seasonal vegetables. Your favorite produce may not be available! If its available, we will use it in our lesson.

Happy Cooking!