To celebrate the St Albans Food and Drink Festival local food writer Ren Behan and illustrator Stu McLellan created a St Albans Seasonal Salad recipe card for the #kidscookalong. You can download the recipe here. The recipe uses local ingredients such as watercress, goats cheese and honey to create a salad that is easy for children to prepare (with a little help) and delicious to eat.
St Albans Market on Wednesdays and Saturdays has everything that you need to create your own local, seasonal bowl. Go along to the Eat Wholefoods and stock up on couscous for your St Albans Seasonal Salad.
Visit the Cheesewheeler at the top of St Peter’s Street for a fantastic selection of goats cheeses to crumble into your dish.
The fruit and veg stalls on the market have everything that you need to complete your ingredients: watercress to radishes, pears to tomatoes. With bags of fresh produce from the market you can get the whole family involved in preparing a healthy feast.
The St Albans Seasonal Salad is easy to make, all you need is a table knife, a potato peeler, hot water for your couscous and a jar, so that you can shake your salad dressing. It’s colourful and delicious and it’s fun to take the kids around the market and create a dish with ingredients that are locally sourced and sold by local independent stall holders.
We added lemon and garlic olives, purchased from the olive stall at St Albans Market. It is the perfect dish for a Saturday lunch and the variety of ingredients gave us the opportunity for younger members of the family to try goats cheese and radishes for the first time. The Eat Wholefoods couscous got a big thumbs up and I am going back to the Cheesewheeler this weekend for more of their delicious goats cheese.