It’s August and one of my main tasks for this month is to start visiting local food markets to get fresh produce and inspiration for my cooking. In between all the cooking madness this weekend I managed to take a couple of hours out to visit the Duck Pond Foodies Market on Sunday, not a task but more of an excuse to go and enjoy food! It was such a treat to see and taste all the different types of foods on offer. And it was the perfect day for it!
Lots of samples to taste, (who doesn’t love tasters?!) to get an idea of flavours. /my niece was very happy about this!. As soon as I walked in to this beautiful wooden beamed barn I could smell fresh bread and I eyed up a huge table of cheeses next to it.
I couldn’t resist the creamy delicious goats cheese on offer. And paired with some olive and fig tapenade from another great vendor, it was a perfect mid afternoon snack today.
I managed to pick up some cardamom chocolates and salted caramel toffee for the family. There is something about smooth, rich and flavourful decadent chocolate. This was definately a find @ealingchocs. Perfect taste to perfect packaging and branding.
Now I have to tell you about the meringues, oversized, colourful and flavoured round pieces of art….perfect for those Eton Mess combinations. And did I say colourful….
The best bit was when I came across truffle…..Perfect for my eggs this week, what a treat! Check out my Instagram for the picture.
With all the tasting I managed to eat a ‘ mini lunch’. From cakes, salads, cheeses, chutneys and sauces to even moonshine!
Great for a family day out with a fantastic Lego play area, bouncy castle, face painting and much more to keep the kids entertained! Who said outer London is boring ?!?
I have to say that this day out made me open my eyes more to local vendors and produce. We all get fixated on shopping at the big chains but there is so much more choice out there and it’s not as pricey as you may think. THINK LOCAL, THINK FRESH.