Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Markets and More

   We have stopped by a few markets in the past week, gathering some gifts for friends and enjoying the beginning of summer produce in Provence. Strawberries are readily available and full of sweet flavor. The asparagus is waning, being taken over by zucchini flowers. I bought a handful today, stuffed them with local goat cheese, dipped them in batter and fried them- yum.
   It is funny that we have been here for nearly a year, and though these villages are small, we continue to find new shops. Today, we stopped into a homemade pasta store- tagliatelle for dinner- I will let you know how it is. We also popped into a patisserie that we did not know existed- it was France's mother's day- I don't know if that is why it was so busy, but the place was packed. Chocolates, nougats, candies, cakes and all kinds of delicious sweets were displayed.
   We are busy packing and cleaning, though I feel a strong urge to get out and explore for our last days here. We have less than a week, then it is back to Colorado to re-enter our already wonderful lives that exist there.
Fried Squash Blossoms

Textiles galore
Looks like summer.
Sweet delicacies


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Margery it is amazing to think that a year has sped by. I will miss your blog and checking in on you and the kids. Any plans to continue the blog ? What will you do for your grand finale at the house ? Is it rented after you leave ? Good luck with the move out and the trip home. I look forward to seeing you this summer.