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Lentil Soup For The Soul

Mild Weather Thus Far

We've been so very fortunate with the weather so far this winter. We've had the odd shower and gust of wind  while the markets have been on, but not enough to deter our fantastic buskers including local Cambridge muso Scott Armstrong who serenades us with his extensive repertoire. If you or someone you know would be keen to get some exposure, and not just from the cold, please contact the market manager to discuss a busking slot.

Stall-holder Visit

Unfortunately I was unable to visit any stall-holders last week due to flooding in Ngaruawahia and a miscommunication on Kahikatea Drive, however all was not lost because I did have a life changing experience despite the mixup. I ate a Cronut...and I like it! 

More on Soggy Bottom and Volare in the next couple of weeks, I'm very much looking forward to visiting them both and sharing my findings with you.

Recipe Of The Week

Lentil Soup For The Soul

This is ideal for the vegetarian in the family who does not want to eat Chicken Soup but does want something for the soul.

3c vegetable stock
1c red split lentils
1 can toms or 5 fresh ones
1 onion
6 baby carrots
3 celery stalks
2 mild garlic cloves
salt and pepper to taste

Place all the ingredients into a soup pot, bring to the boil, then simmer until the lentils and vegetables have softened. Remove for the heat, use a stick blender and blend until smooth. Add salt and pepper to taste, serve hot with crusty bread.

This will freeze well for several weeks.

New To The Markets

Cranmere Mandarins joined the Cambridge Markets two weeks ago. Roger, Wendy and Sharnie are Tamahere locals who fell in love with a house and found that it came with an orchard!  So they are bringing their sweet, seedless mandarins along to the markets and will be around for another 2-3 weeks.  Come on down and support the newbies at the markets.

At The Markets This Weekend

See the article in Tempo for what's available this weekend at the Waikato Farmers Markets. Click here

That's All Folks

Thanks for reading this short, but hopefully informative blog entry.

See you at the markets.