Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Fun and Sun at Blim

A beautifully warm sunny day was perfect for hanging out and shopping at the Blim Community Market at the Cambrian Hall last Sunday.

Especially popular was Torta Patate, a rich and comforting olive oil pastry tart filled with potato, ricotta & parmesan cheese, chives and nutmeg.

Among those many people who don't want wheat or gluten, the Torta di Ceci was an exciting new option. Torta di Ceci has its roots in Livorno on the north-west coast of Italy. It's a blend of chickpea flour, extra virgin olive oil, water and salt baked to a luscious cakiness. The Livornese traditionally dress the torta with finely chopped onion or rosemary. I chose to top it with a pungent salsa verde, heavy on rosemary.

Thanks to everyone who enjoyed the food for your kind compliments.

See you there next month.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

BLIM April 26, 2009

Blim Community Market Cambrian Hall 215 East 17th Avenue Vancouver 11am - 5pm

Robinson Fine Food will again be serving freshly prepared hot rustic Italian food.
On the menu this month will be:

Torta di Ceci
A chickpea and olive oil cake dressed with a rich rosemary salsa verde.

Torta Patate
Potato and cheese scented with chives and nutmeg, wrapped in thin olive oil pastry.

Delightful sweet pastries filled with either almond and orange or pistachio and lemon.

I look forward to serving you.