Brrrhh, it was chilly in the local market this morning, with snow flurries. Very few stallholders and not many more customers – most of them were crowded into the café (thank goodness it is non-smoking these days).
I still managed to come back with several goodies though :-
- a lovely huge bunch of watercress
- two rounds of fresh cabecou goats cheese
- A huge slice of pumpkin for less than 1 euro
- rich red and orange carrots, bought directly from the organic grower
- a delicate bunch of slim leeks
- a brimming bag-full of spinach leaves
- an interesting collection of knobbly jerusalem artichokes
Added to the celery, cauliflower, fennel and mushrooms from the grocery store, this gives us a good range of colourful, nutritious veggies for this week.
For fruit this week I have local French Braeburn apples, Comice pears, pomegranate and kiwi fruit, together with some imported sunshine – a pineapple from Africa, bananas from the Windward Islands, satsumas from Spain and pink grapefruit from Florida.
All I have to do now is prepare all the meals for our 5:2 way of eating and enjoy!