Here at Food52, we like to talk about what we’re buying at the market: what’s new, what’s exciting, the market's best finds. This is our water cooler talk. And now, we want you to join in.
Food52 team members are headed to our local farmers markets for herb starts to round out our windowsill gardens, and dried lavender for baking and adorning our kitchens. But one cannot live on lavender cookies alone, so here's what else we can’t wait to pick up from the market this week -- and why you should be adding it to your bag, too.
We know it doesn’t take any convincing from us to head home with a pint (or two or three), but after a slow start, strawberry season is in full swing, and we’re all excited about eating our weight in berries this weekend. Start gearing up for Wimbledon and simply drown a bowl of them in cream. Then follow Marian’s lead and make schlumpf, or popsicles and strawberry juice, as Merrill plans to do.
Exactly what they sound like, these are the top few inches of of the plant -- think pea shoots -- and you can use them the same way too. Add them to a salad, give them a quick sauté, or garnish everything on your plate.
If you aren’t familiar with scapes, they are the stems of hard-neck garlic, plucked before it has a chance to flower. We put them in frittatas and use them as skewers on the grill, and the community has a slew of ideas for using them, too.
What are you picking up this week? Tell us in the comments!