Tag Archives: Islington Farmers Market

Pigeon Breasts in Cream Sauce

June 27th, 2013 I’ve been very lucky lately, the pigeons have been at the farmer’s Brussels sprouts, so for the last couple of weeks (at the Farmers’ Market) I’ve had six pigeon breasts added to my bag of vegetables, as … Continue reading

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Rabbit Barbecue

May 14th, 2013 At the Farmers’ Market on Sunday, I was delighted when the farmer gave me two wild rabbits. With the new season of spring vegetables coming up, rabbits are a real pest – they can have 3 – 12 … Continue reading

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Mallard

January 14th, 2013 I saw some lovely fat mallards in the Farmers’ Market last weekend and then kicked myself for not buying one. A mallard is a large variety of wild duck indigenous to the British Isles, though some migrate … Continue reading

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Wild Rabbit (roasted)

June 27th, 2012 Rabbit is not an indigenous British species, it’s thought that they were brought here by the Romans or Normans, to farm for meat and fur. Rabbit has gone out of fashion, it’s not currently a very popular … Continue reading

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Kohlrabi

June 22nd, 2012 When I’d finished buying my vegetables at the Islington Farmers’ Market on Sunday, Martin the farmer, presented me with a kohlrabi to try. These Russian spaceship like vegetables are quite common in Indian cuisine, but I don’t … Continue reading

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Christmas Farmers’ Market

December 18th, 2011 I’ve been to Islington Farmers’ Market this morning for some Christmas provisions. I was expecting a very busy day, but it was no more crowded than an ordinary week – I suppose a lot of people were … Continue reading

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Feeding the 5,000

November 19th, 2011 I went to an unusual event yesterday, in Trafalgar Square. Free Lunch – Feeding the 5,000. The event was organised by Tristram Stuart, to highlight the amount of food that the West throws away, annually. As food … Continue reading

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