Hello Lovely People,
So what motivated me to start this blog? Lately, I’ve been mixing it all up, dabbling with new things, exploring different interests and trying to listen to my inner voice. I’m on a journey to discover dormant and new passions around food, health, wellness, fitness, beauty, fashion and design. I can’t think of a better place to chart this journey than in my Walnut Kitchen.
It seems fitting that my first post should be about food. For as long as I can remember I’ve been crazy about every facet of food. I adore trying new restaurants. I’ve always loved preparing meals and find so much pleasure in the ritual of setting a beautiful table, especially if it’s with my grandmother’s china! Everything about eating and entertaining is just lovely.
I am one of those crazy people who actually enjoys and gets far too carried away grocery shopping. Recently, I started going to farmer’s markets. It’s almost embarrassing that it’s taken me this long to do so. But, I’m hooked! No, I’m obsessed!
The Stop’s Farmers’ Market at Wychwood Barns has been my ‘go-to’ spot every Saturday morning. The market supports local agriculture by encouraging farmers to grow as sustainable as possible, and many of their farms are certified organic.
I made a great risotto using shiitake, oyster and cinnamon cap mushrooms. (stay tuned for that recipe soon). The baby lettuces I found at the market were to die for. Apart from the fruit and vegetables which are gorgeous, there’s some amazing prepared food to devour as well. If you are hungry for a hearty breakfast sandwich, the Dundas Park Kitchen is worth a try. Although I’m not a celiac, I am sensitive to gluten. The best discovery I’ve made so far is the Flourless Cheddar and Herb Almond Bun and the Chocolate Cherry Orange Scone from delish kitch. They are so delicate and scrumptious, it’s hard to believe they aren’t made with conventional flour. You have to try them. I’d love to know what your favourite farmers market is and which vendors you love.