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If I Had a Hammer

Take your pick

Take your pick

There was a good selection of hammers at the Avondale Markets, and it would seem that they had been hammering from morning to evening all over the land in their previous lives. A few hours later the choice was much more limited.

Cacti

Cacti

Cacti

Seen at the Avondale Markets.

Red Cabbage

Avondale Markets

Avondale Markets

Comings and goings at Avondale Market.

Crosnes

Crones (Stachys Affinis)

Crones (Stachys Affinis)


At last Sunday’s Avondale Market, I encountered a vegetable that I had not seen or heard of before: named after the French town of Crosne (near Paris – both with a silent ‘s’), where, apparently, they were first cultivated after their introduction from Asia (in 1882). Other names are Chinese artichoke, chorogi, knotroot and artichoke betony; taste appears to be similar to Jerusalem artichoke. These examples were grown in West Auckland, I was told by Matthew the stallholder.

Let me know of your culinary experiences and recipes/tips for this root vegetable. At $50 per kg (at least half of that probably going into the washing of the tubers), they better be good.

Some further reading here and here.

Matthew and Crosnes

Matthew and Crosnes

All Shapes and Sizes

Daikon

Daikon

Daikon at yesterday’s Avondale Markets.

Faces

Impressions from Avondale Sunday Market

Impressions from Avondale Sunday Market

After a blustery Saturday, the Avondale Market on Sunday morning enjoyed beautiful sunshine, and ideal conditions for shopping and people watching. This is a small fraction of the many faces on view.

Bok Choi

Bok Choi (Brassica Rapa Chinensis)

Bok Choi (Brassica Rapa Chinensis)

A member of the brassica family. I like their crisp texture and wholesome flavour in stir fries. Seen at the Avondale markets. Pick the size you prefer.

Tattoo Paraphernalia

Tattoo Paraphernalia

Tattoo Paraphernalia

You can find everything at the Avondale Markets. Here a modern-day torture chamber of tattooing implements and the friendly sales team. My interest was limited to the patterns of the lined-up glistening items — must be getting old and staid…

Other pictures of the Avondale Markets.

The Friendly Sales Team

The Friendly Sales Team

Purveyor of Fine Jams

Purveyor of Fine Jams

Purveyor of Fine Jams

This is at the Avondale Markets, where we buy our jams and jellies. Highly recommended.

Strawberries

Strawberries

Strawberries

The strawberry season will soon be over. This is a lasting reminder (from the Avondale markets).

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