What better way to kick off the new blog than by show casing some of the quality produce from Stroud Farmer's Market. It is always fun to see how the town transforms on a Saturday morning and to take in all the sights and sounds whilst doing a little bit of people watching!
This week it was straight to Salt Bakehouse for one of their amazing sourdough loaves, plus some of their other goodies. I would have taken a photo of the chocolate brownie croissant, but to be perfectly frank, it didn't last that long.
Now we are into July it is Chard season and the rainbow chard and candy beetroot looked too good to leave behind. Being slightly cooler today and a bit on the rainy side, a simple soup made from lentils, Chard and Tomatoes fit the bill perfectly. The chunk of seeded sourdough rounded it all off beautifully. Super easy to make, cheap and seasonal.
My top tip to anyone is to eat a wide variety of different foods. This ensures you get a good range of nutrients and keeps cooking exciting. Chard is not something I eat a huge amount of so it was fun to give a new dish a try.