We had friends over for dinner on Friday night and I felt compelled in between a meeting, working out and a couple of other things to buy some of the ingredients at the Greenmarket in Union Square. My Mom had some tomatoes from the Greenmarket for break-fast and they are still so yummy that I couldn't help but get one more fix.
The Greenmarket in Union Square is one of the best. The stalls are packed. Flowers are beautiful. I generally find myself going a little crazy every time I walk through as I am dreaming about a million of things I could make with this and that. I attempted to stick with my list on Friday. It was tough.
The potatoes are beautiful this time of the year but what I was surprised by were the raspberries. One stall had loads of raspberries with a sign to try them. They were out of this world and so I felt compelled to whip up a raspberry tart at the last minute. Well worth it.
Dinner was a combo of a things I have made in the past. Marinated and pan fried duck breast, couscous with roasted tomatoes ( added chopped slivered almonds to the couscous), roasted brussels sprouts with a bit of Sriracha sauce ( Joseph Leonard makes them ) and I whipped up a brown sauce that had ginger, oyster sauce, shallots, white wine and a demi-glace in it boiled down (no recipe it was one of those see what happens if I try this sauces). Also, a Fig Goat Cheese Clafoutis ( the original dessert ) which was okay so I am not added the recipe. But it did look good.