Spring Market inspiration. Open your eyes!

6May2012
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Why go to the market? I mean the local farmer’s market, of course. Fresh, simple, direct- a bargain. Inspiring, colorful, nurturing- satisfaction. Diverse, diverting, fun- amused. All those words pop into my head when I think of the many very…

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May Day ~ Mayday ~ M’aider: in a pickle

1May2012
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May Day. All is quiet this early morning but the vast aviary outside my kitchen door. In France, this first seasonal holiday, Labor Day, is the promise of Summer to be. Although it still smacks of worker’s right and labor issues,…

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Market Report- Spring in Southwest France

23Mar2012
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Fresh green tops, dirt clinging to the roots, heavy crunch of pure RADISH. I love this time of year at the markets. Our first local produce, much grown under poly tunnels, is filling the tables of my neighbor farmers in…

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Sweet Peas- Old & New

16May2011
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  NEWS! The main market in Agen has moved!  Moved to make way for a new Cine-plex to be built at the Place du Pin. ? Now, the weekly Sunday market has shifted over the road to the edge of…

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what’s going around… fried food.

13Nov2007
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LAGUIOLE VERY NEW Wonderfully Old ‘The new moon cradled in the arms of the old’. That’s what I say when that very New contemporary France nestles in the very old ways of la France Profonde. “Great minds think alike… “–…

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French market colors- Orange & Green

6Mar2007
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If I was quick enough, I could try and capture the sound– long, plaintive and very high as Winter flies north. It is a bone chilling song that penetrates boat and brain as these Cranes head back north from their…

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Market Economics

3Mar2007
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I was in a one Euro mood.My bag filled quickly, heavily with no recipe in mind.No list.Just what looked good… for a euro. spring onionsradishesswiss chardkilo of potatoeskilo of carrotsslice of pumpkinbunch of watercress Soup.Braised vegetables.Greens.The end of winter; the…

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