Look at the crazy summer storm light up there. We had off and on sun yesterday but when the rain did come we were out strolling (bien sûr) and it was pretty gentle.
This week at the marché I was pretty (ridiculously, couldn't-stop-telling-Romain-how-excited-I-was) thrilled to find little French pickling cucumbers. We arrived at the end of the market and I was going crazy hoping the little old lady in line before us wouldn't take them (right. she took none.). So I bought all that the farmer had left! I can't wait to make some cornichons. Adding to my excitement, the Frenchman was interested in what makes a pickle so I let him chose the style of recipe we'll go for (classic French). I so hope there are more next week!
So, here's what we brought home this week:
- coeur de boeuf tomatoes
- new potatoes
- cornichon cucumbers
- a 1/4 of a boule fermier bread
- oak leaf lettuce
- summer squash (found some!)
- cheeses from left: smoked scamorza, fresh chevre, St. Nectaire
There is a Wednesday market, too, where I get extra things I forgot on Sunday and our fruit. The best fruit seller is at the Wednesday market - he never fails! Last week I bought beautiful nectarines and apricots and I'll go back this week to buy absolute tons, they were so good. I see preserving in the very, very near future.