Friday, August 13, 2010

Market Inspirations!

Living in Red Deer, there isn't always much to do on a weekday. Unless you're involved in other activities like soccer, baseball, dance...etc. So I tend to shop, mostly for food mind you at the local markets. Practically every town in Central Alberta has some sort of weekly market. The most recent market to start up in Red Deer is Down Town Market on Wednesdays running from 4pm-7pm right in the heart of down town! Its all local, fresh and deeeeelicious! All the fresh fruit, veggies, herbs, preserves, and baked goods can prove to be too tempting for some! Especially me. Stocking my fridge to the gills with local fresh goodies is all good but sometimes I find myself, scrambling to eat everything I bought for fear of it going bad! So I thought I should use some of those fruits and veg in some of my cupcakes this week I tried blueberry cupcakes with blueberry frosting! The cake was great the frosting needs a little work.

mmmmm blueberries.....I need to name this cupcake. Old blue? Booberry? I'll have to work on that.

I also tried out a peach cupcake, with a brown sugar frosting. Clearly the peaches weren't from the Red Deer area. I actually bought them at the Saturday Public Market. I only got through 4 of the six when they were getting a little too soft for my liking. I'm still trying to pull through a more intense peach flavour in the cupcake . Hopefully I'll have it figured out by next week and you all can try it!

The brown sugar frosting was sweet but surprisingly good.
I think I will name this one, "Peachy Keen"!

Toodles Pal's&Gal's!