Saturday, April 12, 2008

Watercress Heaven

The Farmer's Market has just opened for the season, and that means a bit of heaven for me - watercress! The DH has concocted the perfect combination of tastes with bread, butter and this plant. And the best part is that it's sooooooo simple!

1 Parmesan-peppercorn baguette (sold at a local bakery, tho any baguette would do)
1 bunch of watercress, rinsed
1 stick of butter, softened

Slice the bread; smear with butter and top with watercress. Enjoy! Oh, my - it's heaven!

Watercress grows wild in shallow streams around here. But I'm pretty particular about its source. Sadly, so many of our streams have heavy agri-business runoff (harsh chemicals), so I try to find sources that are free from runoff, to the extent that it's still possible.


MEP said...

Looks delicious -- with softened butter as a key ingredient, how couldn't it be?! Enjoy!

Joyce said...

Ummm....I suppose you could use Spinich too if you can't find the other? This looks tasty. Enjoy!

Anonymous said...

Sounds delicious!

Angela McRae said...

OK, I am going to try this! Thanks!

VeeTea said...

Mmm, yum! Glad you are enjoying your local food offerings. :)

Just stopped by a local green market this morning. Broccoli raab and apples and pastries, oh, my!