one unexpected business trip, a blown knee, and a long weekend of assorted
debauchery later and I realized I haven’t posted in two weeks.
assure you that was not my intention.
since I have a new camera to play with. It’s hard to see in the small pictures but I could instantly see the
difference between the pictures that my old camera took to the new ones. The only down side is that the camera is FAR
more complex and I am still reading the manuals.
However, as you can see from the picture above, I still managed to get off a few good shots.
After a two week absence the market literally exploded with fruit.
stand had cherries, most a mix to red and my favorite white. Incredibly, both were sold for the same
price. I, of course, having a thing for
white cherries, went after the lots with the most white ones.
was plentiful and young and I am starting to see all sorts of baby squashes,
which are perfect for summer salads!
and the nectarines… the nectarines were amazing. I could smell them from three stalls away and
once I did, I had to have them. Of
course the fact that they were right next to the basil vendor created for an
interesting scent combination.
beautiful bunch of basil was just one dollar. Just one.
have so many plans for it!
apricots on the other hand were just average. My brother brought home better ones from a Middle Eastern market.
continue to be problematic as the morning gloom seems to sap them of their
sweetness. Everybody had them but they
weren’t very good.
on the other hand were a totally different matter. They smelled delicious and they tasted even
better. The ones in the photo were the
only ones I got because by the time I can inside the house after taking
pictures the rest were already gone.
are just that kind of family. Fruit is
mandatory and fruit never lasts.
am really hoping that blueberries become cheaper soon because I am dying to
make my buffalo-blueberry stew again and that takes a lot of blueberries.
All in all this season leaves me terribly conflicted. I absolutely LOVE the summer produce. I love the delectable sweet smells that waft from every single market stall.
I dislike summer. I dislike the intense
sunlight and the heat. It makes me long
for rain and fog and gloom. A chill
crisp scent in the air.
My eternal conundrum.