Market Stall

For 5 months in in 2009, I had a stall at Covent Garden Real Food Market, serving up food that I have featured on this blog.

The regular favourite and signature dish for 2009 was an 8 hour Slow Roast Pork Shoulder with Spiced Apple in a Homemade Blaa (fluffy Irish bread roll).

Several items were sold every week with at least one new item each week, including:

Slow Roast Lamb Shoulder with Smoky Aubergine & Tomato Relish; Chorizo & Pork Rolls; Caramelised Red Onion & Goat’s Cheese Tart; Spiced Pumpkin Soup; Black Bean Chilli with Chocolate; Pumpkin, Spinach, Goat’s Cheese & Chilli Rolls; Courgette, Tomato  & Parmesan Tart; Frank Hederman’s Organic Irish Smoked Salmon, with homemade Irish Brown Soda Bread and Irish Cucumber Pickle. All served with gorgeous glasses of Bisol Jeio Prosecco.

I will be back in the future, although I am taking a little break for now, to focus on some travelling and recipe development. I do look forward to meeting more readers then. It was a real pleasure to meet so many last year.

All posts, some with recipes relating to the market, are listed below. Enjoy! Your feedback is most welcome.

Covent Garden Market Stall – almost there!

Covent Garden Real Food Market Stall: Roundup Part 1

Covent Garden Real Food Market: the groundwork

Covent Garden Real Food Market Stall: the recipes

Keep Calm & Carry On

And to market! Today’s menu

The art of the tart and making an impression

Junior Apprentice and 6 Hour Slow Roast Pork

Week 5 at the market: Slow Roast Pork Shoulder Baps

Covent Garden Real Food Market Menu – Thursday 24th September

Week 7 at the Market and a Recipe for Blaas

An epic adventure at market: defining the boundaries or the lack thereof

Wish You Were Here in Soho this Sunday – another stall!

It must be time for a market update?

And that’s it folks…

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  1. Hi there,

    Recently discovered your blog, and have just caught up on your market stall adventtures. Really enjoying the writing and the photos, and most of all your passion and spirit for this!

    I used to work right by Covent Garden (until May), bummed that we didn’t get to cross paths then. As soon as I’m back in London, I’d love to come by some Thursday and scarf some of your great looking wares!

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  4. Was in London and visited Covent Garden just last week. MAy be down again over the summer for a shopping trip with my daughters so will call by and see if we can find you. Food sounds gorgeous.

    • Hi there! I do hope you enjoyed it :) I am not back this yeatr after all but expect to next year, a long with some other interesting food adventures.

  5. ellen says

    Hi Niamh, I first discovered your blog about 2 years ago and I really love it! The writing and photos are always amazing and if I am ever going to London I look up your blog to search for restaurants. I recently discovered your from the same town as me in Ireland – I couldn’t believe I was reading this for so long and never knew! Freaky!

    • How funny! Thanks so much for commenting and letting me know. Thanks for the kind words and I am delighted that you have found it helpful :)

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  7. Kirsten says

    Love your blog, stumbled upon it whilst searching for a recipe for butternut squash and Chickpeas, I’m going to merge 2 recipes. Cheers, good luck for the future.

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  10. That’s why I thought you looked familiar yesterday! Fantastic Chorizo & Pork Roll bought from your market stall a couple of years ago!

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  14. Ben Slater says

    I am also looking to start a market stall, did you need public liability insurance?

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