While driving to the next markets at Woden, we were stopped by traffic control as a cycling event was being held. Waited a couple of minutes near Scrivener Dam, only to see a virtual peloton of cyclists whizz by in a humming blur of lycra, rubber and metal, followed by a seemingly endless convoy of support vehicles, and a couple of motorcycle police for good measure. Once that was sorted, off to the Woden markets we went.
Lots to look at today. Lots of 'newbies' selling homewares, books, nick knacks and the like. A lovely lady was selling bags of lemons. Fresh, yellow, beautiful lemons. I just HAD to have me some. I thought they would be perfect for some lemon butter. Some of a regular fruit and veg seller's produce also caught my eye - asparagus! He grows it on his farm in Young. I bought a bunch, with thoughts of some sort of ricotta tart floating through my head.
It is great to buy Australian asparagus, and not the stuff from Peru that can be found in the local supermarket. I shudder at the amount of food miles the Peruvian stuff racks up!
Markets done. Next stop - the supermarket. Stocked up on a kilo of ricotta for the tart I just had to make.
So, the kitchen frenzy today resulted in a delicious amount of lemon butter, some prepped dinners for the week now nestled in the freezer, and a wonderful ricotta and asparagus tart. I got the main recipe for the tart from the Fine Dinings Lovers website, but tweaked it up by adding cooked leek, chicken and prosciutto. I just loved how the pastry turned out! I am not a dab hand with pastry by any stretch, so was chuffed with the result!