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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.…

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).…

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. …

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