… as did rhubarb at Ted’s Veg
..and gorgeous herbs for planting from Geoffrie Daumerie’s much-loved plot in
Chervil is very nice in salads, adding a bright, aniseed flavour and also sprinkled on soups.
Purslane has a mild salty taste and its small, juicy leaves are also good in salads, and with seafood, apparently.
Fennel, pink garlic, broad beans, French tarragon and plenty more pots were on display.
Other delights included oysters (can’t beat one for breakfast), scallops, whelks, squid and hake from the Handpicked Shellfish Company in Weymouth
and, for lovers of cheaper cuts for slow cooking, this exciting array from one of Janet Mutter's tasty wild boars at Animal Farm in Bellingdon, Bucks. On the table is pork belly, hand, cheeks, tail, trotters and, on the right, two big ears. The pics were actually taken last week though when Janet's boars are slaughtered she makes use of the whole animal, so you can expect to find these cuts every Sunday.
Her burger’s are also a big attraction on Sunday mornings.
Under the orange glow of Celestial Cakes' golden gazebo on the other side of the marketwere plenty more temptations. Butternut squash and orange cakes, carrot cakes with a cream cheese topping, pistachio friands topped with lemon icing and chocolate and beetroot brownies were among this week's sweet treats. Needless to say, they swiftly sold out.
And to further lift the mood, a few blooms, as seen at Ted's Veg.
a most excellent Victoria sponge with fig jam at Aston's bakery,
And finally finally, one of my favourite regulars, always happy to be fussed over, though haven't found out his name yet. Next time! Though he does quite suit Old Spot.