Underground Farmers Market
On Sunday my dear friend Gaby, following a wonderfully formal invite surprised me with tickets to the Underground Farmers Market.
Held at Ms Marmite Lovers house, the Market took over every room, stalls spilling out in the Garden and the shed at the back. I had heard of Ms Marmite Lover before and her wonderful Supper Clubs but never been lucky enough to go so I was super chuffed (and i got to see my lovely friend - which always helps!)
Ms Marmite's house is A-Mazing! I had complete house envy wandering around and felt a bit silly trying to take photos of everything in her house! ( a few highlights are below) every room was overflowing with wonderful stalls selling cakes, cheeses, vintage crockery and even days out, while a band played behind the bonfire in the garden.
I ate a delicious soup and onion bread from the girls at Make and Bake; Souped up, figs and creme fraiche on toasted brioche fro the Rambling Girls, lavender infused vodka and tonic (so delicious! from Brie at Hand to mouth Kitchen)and bought lots of goodies to take home for dinner, including amazing foccacia from Saturday Morning Bakery, who also do supperclubs.
I also bought a gorgous honeycomb butter dish from Bristol Vintage in the bedroom, who normally hire out vintage crockery for weddings and events.
Everybody there were so friendly and chatty which really made the day, as did the demonstrations taking place in the Kitchen. one of the stall holders, HandyFace, a wonderful blog explaining how to make cheese (actually really simple! - i am totally inspired) made ricotta for us all out of just lemon and milk and i bought some of his great Haloumi for dinner aswell, it was delicious, much less salty and rubbery than the supermarket stuff.
Another stall holder, Afternoon outings was selling beautifully made cards from the shed in the garden which contain little itineraries for a day out - such a beautiful idea.
I left having had a really lovely day, with so many ideas, a huge pile of food and prepared this feast at home.. with another secret ingredient!.. coming later!!!