Last Thursday I went, for the first time, to a little market held at Shoreham Public School. My brother has been telling me about it for a few weeks now and I decided to go. Though small, there were loads of fresh, mostly local fruits and vegetables for sale. (For steal practically, the prices were so low.)
Twelve dollars got me two boxes full of lettuces, eggplant, zucchini, peppers, oranges, carrots, ginger, bok choi, broccoli, onions and other things. At the recommendation of one vendor, I bought some okra, I think it was like .50 for a bag of it or something, and Jibs and Clara ate it raw from the bag. Clara thought it a bit slimy but Jibs loved it and shoved the whole thing in his mouth, stem and all, chewed vigorously and went on to an orange slice.
To further Jim's birthday celebrations, we went out last night and walked, checked out some book stores, got dinner and some coffee. My mum, kindly stayed with the kids so I made some dinner for them to share while we were gone.
Shoreham Market Pasta
2T Olive oil
1Eggplant, large dice
1 each green and yellow zucchini, large dice
1/2 red onion, large dice
1C cherry tomatoes, halved
1 yellow pepper, large dice
1 red pepper, large dice
2 garlic cloves, chopped
1/2C vegetable stock
1/2C red wine
2t Herb de Provence
1/4C Goat Cheese
Toss all veg except garlic with olive oil, salt, pepper, and herb de provence on a baking sheet (with sides). Roast at 375* for 20mins or so until getting soft, stirring at 10 and 15mins. Add garlic, broth, and wine. Stir. Bake another 15 mins, again stirring a few times mid way, until sauce is reduced significantly and veg is soft and fragrant.
Cook pasta, drain and tip into a large bowl. Stir in the goat cheese and 1T butter, melt together.
Add veg and stir.
Top with extra crumbled goat cheese and pepper.