Among them I remember a double set of pigs' trotters, a huge pin-cushion, half a bushel or so of apples, a pair of jet earrings, some Spanish onions
, a box of dominoes, a canary bird and cage, and a leg of pickled pork.
One customer said: "It is the only place in town, including supermarkets, where you can get an actual Spanish onion
. All of the produce is just so fresh, it is great to have a greengrocers back in town."
The burger menu includes the Firestarter, a spicy, half-pound glazed beef patty with chili aioli, pepper jack cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion and pickle; the Bleus Burger, a half-pound beef patty, caramelized onions, blue cheese, smoked garlic aioli, and baby arugula tossed in a light buttermilk blue cheese dressing; the Patty Melt, a half-pound beef patty with grilled onions, Swiss cheese, homemade 1,000 Island dressing on marbled rye; the Black Bean Burger, a black bean/quinoa/kasha carrot/onion/pepper patty with sofrito-queso fresco spread, shaved Spanish onion
and cilantro; and the Classic Burger, a half-pound beef patty with choice of cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion and pickle.
It consisted of empanadas (traditional Argentine pastry snacks encasing hand diced beef, red peppers, raisins, Spanish onion
and cumin) plus unlimited Spanish sausage chorizo and smashed avocado on toast.
8 chicken thighs 2 tbsp olive oil 2 tsp smoked paprika Large pinch of crunchy salt A couple of twists of black pepper 1/4 tsp turmeric 1 large sweet Spanish onion
, roughly chopped 2 cloves garlic, crushed 250g chorizo ring, chopped into 1cm slices 1 tbsp dried oregano 4 tbsp dry sherry 400g tin tomatoes 400g tin chickpeas 1 chicken stock cube 125ml water
, 2 preserved lemons, 1 cup pitted green olives,
Then there was the Spanish onion
man with three packs of onions on his bike and the scissors man sharpening scissors on his machine.
Planting arrangement and density of transplants influence sweet Spanish onion
yields and bulb size.
Waiting at home is his fiancee Ashley Harper, ably played by Gemma Stroyan, who has more layers than a Spanish onion
. And waiting in the wings is his best friend, Mark Warren portrayed by the talented Rik Makaren.
SHELINA PERMALLOO'S WEST INDIAN PEPPERPOT (serves four) "THIS is a warming winter vegetarian dish with a kick!" FOR THE PEPPERPOT SOUP 2 tbsp vegetable oil 1 whole Spanish onion
, finely diced 2 garlic cloves, finely minced 6 sprigs of thyme 8 allspice berries 2 bay leaves 1 whole Scotch bonnet (leave whole, making a 0.5 cm slit in the bottom, too small for the chilli seeds to fall out) 400g sweet potatoes, cut into 4cm cubes 2 medium-sized carrots, finely diced 400g butternut squash (or acorn/onion squash) 300g mushrooms (whichever you can find, wild mushrooms give the soup a deeper flavour) 1 x 400g tin of butter beans, drained and rinsed 1 litre vegetable stock 1 x 400ml can of coconut milk 200g fresh spinach Salt and pepper to taste FOR THE SPILLER'S DUMP.
PAELLA WITH PASTA (FIDEUA) (Serves 2) INGREDIENTS 150ml olive oil 200g fideos (thin, short, angel hair pasta) or any thin pasta such as spaghetti or linguine, broken into 2cm lengths 1 fresh squid (about 350g), cleaned and chopped into 1cm pieces 10 peeled prawns, defrosted if frozen 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 1/4 Spanish onion
, finely chopped 1 tomato, finely chopped Pinch of saffron 1/2 tsp sweet pimenton (paprika) 1/2 tsp fish stock powder or cube 1tsp salt METHOD 1.
Pan-fried sea bass with mashed potato and chorizo and white wine sauce INGREDIENTS * 200g fresh sea bass fillets * 30g chorizo * Fresh dill * Pinch sea salt * Pinch cracked black pepper * 200g mashed potato * 30ml white wine * 2 cloves chopped garlic * 100ml fish stock * 1 Spanish onion
* 200ml extra virgin olive oil PREPARATION: * Finely chop garlic, onion and chorizo into half-inch pieces.