Because we move with the seasons, our range will vary from week to week depending on what is growing in our garden and locally. We always make sure we have vegetarian savoury options available.
Always a range of cakes
I'm fast becoming known for my cakes and, just like the savoury options, the cake selection always changes regularly.
"Why do you make it so hard?!"
This is my most common complaint at the market stall: why so many options?!
Chalk on the road
Nothing like convincing children to draw you an awesome sign in exchange for a slice of chocolate fudge cake!
Early autumn cakes
Thankfully the Lyttelton Farmers' Market has a great range of produce so I can shop for various berries and garnishes to decorate my cakes right there on Saturday morning!
At the end of the day...
This is what we like to see. If we do have a few slices left over, I like to make sure our fellow stallholders get something to take home.
You can even take away
We can fit 2 to 3 slices of cake in these wee boxes. However, we always encourage you to bring your own container from home to do your bit for the environment.
Stamp on it
One of those Monday/rainy day jobs.
A wedding with 9 cakes
I made a total of 9 cakes for our wedding, and that's on top of the antipasti-style meal we all prepared as well! We only did one version of each cake at the market however.
My love for arancini
After a trip to Sicily with my husband in 2013, I have been in love with arancini (blue table, top right). As soon as I open my own place these will be on the menu, served hot, crispy and delicious - the way they are supposed to be.
Don't have a sweet tooth?
That is fine because I also make a small selection of pies, purses and tarts. They are all available to order and if you're lucky, you may even find them at the Lyttelton Farmers' Market.
At the end of the day...
End of day photo.
An ever-changing cake selection
My market food changes depending on what is available and what I feel like making. This was in the summer when our neighbours' tree was laden with fresh cherries.
No love more sincere...
They have to be healthy... I can count at least 4 types of fruit in that photo.
Not just cakes
I love a good tart. Here we have a lemon tart topped with strawberries and borage flowers. In the background is a gorgeous Black Doris Plum and pistachio tart. I highly recommend both.
Cake to go
Nothing beats a beautifully wrapped gift!
I don't know many people who don't like carrot cake and I've tried many recipes to bring you the best one. Also available is a cardamom-spiced cake with thyme cream cheese frosting.
Hazelnut biscuits with chocolate ganache
You haven't lived until you have tried these delicious biscuits. They have a nice chew to them and are flavoured with a mix of spices, citrus and of course hazelnuts. A great item that will last for at least 4 days and soften beautifully upon keeping.
A hunza pie has long been favoured by the hippies amongst us. Such a gorgeous combination of spinach, cheese and rice, wrapped in moreish wholemeal short pastry. I spice mine up with a little smoked paprika, sunflower and pumpkin seeds and a little kale. Super healthy and filing.
One of my favourites to make and eat. A gorgeous shortbread sandwich. What did one Monte Carlo say to the other?