Like the rest of the city, the Tribeca Greenmarket is blooming after a long winter. Kudos to the wonderful farmers and other food purveyors who stuck with the neighborhood throughout this bitter winter! And welcome back to everyone bringing us the new seasonal fare.
The weather this Saturday was cold, gray and ominous, but we bundled up and headed to the Tribeca Greenmarket in search of fresh spring veggies. As usual, we came home with a market bag full of delicious treats, starting with the delicious, crunchy lavash from Hot Bread Kitchen, which we ate on Sunday night with the amazing pecorino stagionato from Dancing Ewe Farm that we got at Union Square on Friday. We also picked up some plain yogurt from Ronnybrook Farm Dairy, which I mixed with some Buffalo Wing Sauce for an experimental chicken marinade. Fortunately, it reduced to a delicious, almost buttery and subtly tangy sauce for the pan fried chicken for lunch. And we did pick up some tender baby lettuces from Lani’s Farm as well.
We had a usual lovely time wandering along in the market, sampling organic apple crisps from Prospect Hill Orchards. We picked up a beautiful almond and fruit tart from Not Just Rugelach, with was moist and flavorful with a crispy crust. We had the great pleasure of meeting Alex Villani, the proprietor of Blue Moon Fish. Blue Moon is in my book, and I’ve seen Alex’s catch in markets all over town. So it was lovely to meet him in person.
My aim for this week is to get my hands on some ramps. If you have a good recipe for ramps, please post it!
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