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Spring Market Tartine

Spring has officially sprung at the Farmer’s Markets! Grab your bags and head out to explore what’s new – a freshly baked baguette, some cheese and fresh pea shoots join for a little Spring market jewel.

I had the pleasure to attend a lovely tasting event at the Altadena Farmer’s Market hosted by Pasadena Magazine. The bright sunny weather and beautiful produce inspired a Spring Market Tartine.

It’s fun just strolling the market, picking up a great seasonal find, like fresh pea shoots, then creating a simple way to feature ‘the find’. Pea shoots are so tender and sweet, with the flavor of freshly shelled peas. They are great in salads and in a stir-fry.

This tartine begins with local items from the market, like an incredible freshly baked baguette from Bread Lounge, a generous layer of Drake Family Farms “Glacier” goat cheese, then a sprinkle of a walnut-mint ‘gremolata’ (walnuts and fresh mint chopped together + salt and pepper) a drizzle of walnut oil and finally topped with sweet, tender pea shoots.

A Spring Market Tartine makes a light lunch, snack or appetizer – enjoy Spring’s little gems at the Farmer’s Markets.

As always, enjoy. B
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  1. Darlene writes

    Amazing! – Looks scrumptious Lynn…glad to have met you yesterday at the open market.

    • Bijouxs writes

      Thanks so much Darlene! This little tartine was inspired by ingredients I picked up at the market yesterday, great fun!

  2. Gorgeous! That photo just screams springtime to me. And that walnut and mint gremolata is going to be in my kitchen today!

    • Bijouxs writes

      The market was filled with so many beautiful things and this lovely little tartine just came together – what I love to try to capture – simple everyday beauty right in our kitchens! Enjoy Sue!

  3. Yuko writes

    Beautiful tartine, looks delicious! Bright green color just make me happy! I would like to try this recipe with my freshly baked baguettes at home :-)

    • Bijouxs writes

      Hello Yuko! Just lovely that you bake your own baguettes at home – such a wonderful way to experience the everyday beauty all around us, right here in our kitchens. Enjoy!

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