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To market, to market ...

I went to the Saturday markets with friends this morning. We had to get up bloody early, but it was worth it. My haul was:

- 5kg box cherries, $10
- 10kg box seedless grapes, $10
- bag full of nectarines, gotta be about 5kg in there, $10
- giant seedless watermelon, $6
- big box of rhubarb, $10
- box of tomatoes, $10
- 5 small butternut pumpkins, 5 for $2
- tray of 15 strawberry punnets, $15

then I swapped a few of the punnets of strawberries with my friends for a few red capsicum and eggplant. I also got some cheap rump steak, a whole beef striploin, and some frozen snapper fillets.

So the plan for the rest of the weekend:

- roasted tomato pasta sauce
- eggplant & capsicum pasta sauce
- pumpkin soup
- pit and freeze cherries
- hull and freeze strawberries
- stew & freeze rhubarb
- eat lots of fruit!

The grapes and nectarines will also be heading to the freezer, and I'll try and do some baking.

Comments

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uptownerd
Jan. 15th, 2011 06:37 am (UTC)
Wow, what markets were these? I was over the moon with my cherries today for $5/kg!
mummygeorgie
Jan. 15th, 2011 07:04 am (UTC)
The clearance markets at Market City (Canning Vale). It's mostly the stuff from the previous week's trade that didn't sell, so you have to pick through a bit, buy in bulk & some is really only suitable for freezing/cooking right away, so I only go once in a while and do a big cook-up. Oh, and you have to be up early because they're only open until 9am!
uptownerd
Jan. 15th, 2011 10:14 pm (UTC)
You know, I used to live about 2 minutes from there... and I've never been!!! hahah
kitchenqueen
Jan. 15th, 2011 04:08 pm (UTC)
How do you pit the cherries?
mummygeorgie
Jan. 16th, 2011 12:16 am (UTC)
I haven't quite got the hang of it, and I've got cherry juice all over my fingers, but:
http://localfoods.about.com/od/summer/ss/PitCherries_3.htm
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