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Market report

Raspberrieshimbeerenkollwitzplatzmarket

I went to the market and brought home some treasures. These will be the last raspberries of the season.
Smallorganicmarketfresheggscardboardcarton
These small organic eggs the chicken man sells for 20 cents a piece are the best deal in town. (They're not so small!)
Teabouquetfreshherbsflowersteestraussmarkt

I was all set to buy flowers to brighten my dim kitchen when I spotted this Teestrauß. Literally a "tea bouquet", you pinch off a handful of herbs and pour on hot water. The stall owner said this bouquet would yield five or six pots.

Freshricottaknippenbergsmarketberlinfood

I love the grainy nuttiness of fresh ricotta. Combined with those tiny eggs it makes the perfect frittata.

Mizunaasiasalatgrubentuchfreshgreens
Mysteriously all the stalls in Berlin call mizuna "Asia-Salat". I think it will make a perfect bed for the fritatta.
Franzozischeslandbrotfrenchbreadberlinufabakery
Lunch is very simple: a loaf of französisches Landbrot from the ufa bakery.

Lavendercreamknippenbergsberlinmarketcheese
I eat it with Knippenbergs' lavender cream, a deeply flavored mix of fresh goat's cheese, cream, orange oil and lavender blossoms.

I bought everything at the organic market on Kollwitzplatz that's held every Thursday from noon to 6pm, but the stallholders make the rounds. Knippenbergs sells here, and the ufa bakery here (the ufa Fabrik in Tempelhof is well worth a visit too).

Comments

the tea bouquet sounds lovely! do wish i had a decent bakery close by...

Jonquil, where in Berlin are you? Or are you elsewhere?

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