As I have stated before, we are blessed to have such great produce in the Annapolis Valley.
It’s abundant, and it’s cheap. AND our growing season starts earlier than the rest of Atlantic Canada.
Grocers offer some of the local produce but the best places to get is at one of the many farmer’s markets here. Our favorite is the Wolfville’s Farmers Market. It’s packed full of farmers and artisans selling their wares. Ethnic foods are becoming more available, which is exciting to see. Already there are stalls representing Indian, Japanese, Turkish, and Moroccan foods.
And the vendors are so friendly! If you are ever passing through Wolfville, consider checking it out…
While we were there, we found a pretty bag of delicate lettuces. Much like a spring mix. But there was also nasturtiums and pansies inside. I crossed my fingers all the way home that this masterpiece of produce wouldn’t wilt.
It was the most beautiful salad I had ever thrown together! I won’t tell you how many photos I took of it, because it’s embarrassing.
When you have a ‘showy’ salad like this, consider keeping the dressing simple. Here is one that I like to use:
1/4 tsp garlic puree
2 tsp creamy dijon mustard
2 tsp liquid honey
3 tbsp apple cider vinegar
100 ml virgin olive oil
pinch of salt and pepper
Whisk all ingredients together. Add one at a time, from thick to thin consistency (start with garlic puree).