Saturday, April 17, 2010

Farmer's Market and Watercress!

Gladly, our local farmer's market started back up today. Among the vendors and trio of fiddlers awaited rows of fresh eggs, pastured meats, vibrant greens, jams, sourdough breads, cheeses and little seedlings for the garden. It was a sight for sore eyes! I enjoyed seeing familiar faces back at it again for another year of hard work in the fields, and weekly trips to market offering the fruits of their labors.
Here is a simple bite, thanks to one of this morning's purchases. With only a drizzle of good olive oil, shaved parmesan and cracked pepper, you can savor the crisp taste of watercress with minimal effort.

Watercress Salad:
*3 cups watercress, rinsed and dried
*shaved parmesan
*high quality olive oil
*sea salt
*fresh cracked pepper

Pile watercress onto salad plates. Drizzle with a bit of olive oil, shaved parmesan, sea salt and cracked pepper. Enjoy!

P.S. Watercress provides helpful amounts of vitamins A and C. You can also enjoy it's cancer suppressing properties, digestive aid, thyroid support, lung support (is a expectorant and protects against cancer of the lungs), antioxidants and stimulating effects. Watercress is additionally a significant source of iron, folic acid and calcium.

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