I've been in a funk this past week and have not felt like writing or exploring or doing much of anything. I'm not sure if I've yet dug myself out. Nevertheless, this morning I made sure to go to the market for today's photos. I was on my way home to post them...I really was....I had all good intentions! However, I got waylaid by a little jam session at Hubelot, my neighborhood coffee shop/bar/internet cafe/now music venue! So today I'm a wee bit late posting.
When I grow up I'll try to be more responsible!
Today I want to give you a glimpse of all the other great stuff to enjoy at our daily markets. True, the fruits and vegetables are more colorful, but I can really find almost anything I need at our outdoor markets here in Aix en Provence
Who doesn't need candied fruit or salted anchovies, anyway?
In fact, the selection is endless....from bread...
to fresh eggs.
fresh meat....(yes I'm afraid that is sheep's brains!)
I've really got to get out of this slump and get up earlier.
We've got olives for the beginning of the meal..
and cheese for the finish.
You can even buy the meal and skip the cooking!
Like this glorious seafood paella...
and this mouthwatering roasted chicken with potatoes.
Say FROMAGE, Monsieur!
Baked goods...both sweet and savory
And artisanal products like the local honey...
and the home made nougat made from the local honey.
(which I really don't love...mostly because I don't like the word nougat!)
This young man was kind enough to tell me all about it. All I managed to glean from the conversation is that it is a candy made with 60% honey, sugar, egg whites and nuts or dried fruit. But after all that, I really felt I had to buy some! That will teach me to keep asking questions!
Next weekend is the big, city Vide Grenier (giant thrift sale). I can't wait. Mostly because I've got to stay away from the food markets until my jeans fit a bit more comfortably!