Friday, April 24, 2009

A for asparagus, B for bake sale

Asparagus is now in season, green or white, sold in various qualities. We brought home a half kilo of the white variety which is now sitting on the counter waiting to be cooked and eaten with a dish of gratinéed shrimp-filled crèpes. 

For whatever reason--a warm sunny day, maybe?-- Lavelanet's market was jammed by the time we got there around 9:30 a.m. this morning.  Our first stop is often les halles which is where you find local producers. One old lady I often buy from was today selling cabbages and big bunches of lilac. You could buy wine, meat, baguettes, even bunches of cilantro (seldom seen around here) and you could pick up a homemade cake or pie from this bunch of kids who were raising funds for a school trip. We came home with some small Moroccan pastries drenched in honey.

1 comment:

Tami said...

Oh, I'm so jealous of that asparagus you have access to! The best asparagus I've ever eaten in my life as all been in France. I'm sickened by the sad, never local, supply of asparagus available to me in Vancouver. I'm considering just cutting it out all together and saving myself for the real thing, somewhere... Eat some for me!