Friday, February 26, 2010

Hazel Food Market

Pretorians looking for somewhere close to spend an hour or so on a Saturday morning can meander over to Pinaster Street in Hazelwood for some brekkie, live music and veggie shopping (08:00 to 13:00). Update: Hazel Food Market has relocated to Greenlyn Village Centre, Cnr. Mackenzie and Thomas Edison Streets, Menlo Park.

While the variety of "instant" items aren't huge in terms of allergy-friendliness (particularly gluten), the market's heart is in the right place, and is worth a little visit if you feel like doing something different.

Gluten-free offering: Roasted butternut, feta cheese,
ginger, garlic with a cappuccino.

Hubby's brekkie: Italian bread filled with
fried egg, grilled aubergine and roasted peppers.

My take-home loot: Beetroot, green beans, sweet potatoes,
potatoes and aubergines
(bought from the cool produce stall
with the very friendly
and very, very tall vendor who offers great cooking tips!)

Watch this space in the coming week
for recipes/photos of my market-veg creations.

Have a fab weekend everyone!