Saturday, August 17, 2013

Saturday treasures, part three



Hungry? These are just the leftovers, taken to illustrate my guest post at the amazing D.A. Wolf's Daily Plate of Crazy, one that responds to her insightful post on American's waste of food.

To see D. A.'s post: click here.
To read me waxing lyrical about Provençal markets: click here.












Still hungry? 

For the original Saturday Treasures, click here and here!

I'm off to the market. I may even brave a visit to the Flower Man...


Have a wonderful weekend! Enjoy et Bon Appetite! 


36 comments:

  1. Oh Heather - all of it, glorious and gorgeous! Et merci for the magical piece chez moi.

    Bon weekend!

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    1. I am so glad that you liked it! Thanks for having me!

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  2. All my senses dance in a banquet that doesn't seem to end.

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    1. And that is what makes your writing so beautiful, Edgar...

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  3. Totally hungry now.
    I can't believe they sell "fideuá" in your neck of the woods! Yummy!

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    1. Yep! Normally it is regular rice paella--a big staple in Provence--we have a big Spanish community as we are so close to Spain. :)

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  4. I have never known how to make a small bit of anything, except chicken breasts. Seriously, it's the Italian in me, I think...we love big gobs of everything piled high, we love excess and we love splendor. However, the thought of throwing away beautiful fruits & veggies gone bad has encouraged me to shop every other day and not buy what I know won't be eaten in that time. I love D.A.'s post too. Love you, H...

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    1. Oh, it is one thing when you host...we tend to cook in access too and I certainly see that in the North African communities here too, it is a hearty welcome! But when it is just for at home...well, I am getting better and better about not wasting--it helps the wallet too! Love right back at you...xo

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  5. Wow, I love the look of your market.

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    1. Mr. Laoch, I think that you would "go to town"! One thing that the locals do is to buy packages of saucisson and olives and foccacia, then order a bottle of wine at one of the lining cafés and have an impromptu street picnic!

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    2. That does sound lovely. I fear that if I lived there, I would need a lot of hours at the gym to stay slim.

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    3. Ah! A gym? Hmmm...something for me to think about. ;)

      Alas it is not the food that is the trouble (certainly at this time of year which is vegcentric), it is the wine...

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  6. What did the FLOWER MAN have for you today???DO TELL................xxx

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    1. I knew either you or Virginia would ask! He gave me a bouquet of lillies. ;)

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  7. Glorious photographs of the delectable...one of your artistry's best subjects, Heather! Thank you, Leslie

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    1. I have always wanted to go to the Portland market, Leslie--hopefully one day! :)

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  8. Heather the sun is out here - so I am trying to pretend that we are in such a colourful neck of the woods as you are!!! OMG - how awesome are you images and the previous post as well!!! My heart aches - to come back!!! Cheers enjoy!

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  9. How is it that fresh produce at a market out in the wind and sunlight, displayed in new wooden crates and raffia, looks so much more wholesome and appetising, than the supermarket counterpart of polystyrene boxes and plastic crates, lit with harsh fluorescent lighting? I often shop at the local supermarket, simply out of convenience. But I have so much more satisfaction when I make the effort to shop at a farmer's market. The food looks so much more appealing and fresh, with a bloom that comes from being picked at its premium, rather than being stored in supermarket cold storage and being brought on to the right stage. There are many different languages being spoken, and you feel as if you are actually helping to support the farmers themselves, rather than a powerful, faceless conglomerate. It makes for better eating, I'm sure! And to come home with a happy bunch of fleurs as well, tops it off.

    Thanks for your delectable images. Those pink beans and red tomatoes look beautiful!
    Thanks Heather!
    Cheers,
    Deborah from Melbourne.

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    1. Good to hear from you! Yes, I couldn't agree with you more about the ambiance and the benefits! For folks that can't make it to the markets, they can order and pick up (some even deliver) a basket of produce depending on the size of the family. Do they have such a thing in Melbourne? It is such a swank city, I bet they do! Hope you are well...

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  10. Headed to our little Sunday farmer's market here - no red beans, or Lavendar soap, but I will be thinking of you. XXXX

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    1. I love those wacky coco beans too George. Alas, that soap was probably made in China but if you ever want a bar of the real thing, I would be happy to send it to you.
      Bon Dimanche!

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  11. I didn't read D.A.'s post but I read yours - bravo! Yes, what a wonderful market - I've seen it with my own eyes! - and a wonderful way to live/eat. May I offer a little push/reminder: these extra photos from your post would be great in an Instagram feed! : ) Just sayin!

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    1. No Instagram for me, Sister! But thank you for encouraging me. :)
      Love you!

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  12. Beautiful photos, Heather! The bushels of mint just reminded me that I bought a bunch and to throw them in my smoothie tomorrow. I had forgotten. : )

    Thanks for sharing these gorgeous shots! I hope you're having a lovely summer!

    ..and yes, you totally made me hungry. : )

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  13. Beautiful photos. I wonder if , when we have regular access to pleasurable market shopping, we buy more sensibly and waste less. Supermarkets have a nasty habit of encouraging us to buy more of what we don't need and they offer special deals that only last a week; which all means that we feel compelled to buy now, or just in case we need it, or in double quantity to get a so called bargain. Gallivanta

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  14. I can't believe I have never come to visit your blog! Well here I am and it all looks so very lovely!
    Lanier of Scents Memory

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  15. You captured the Provencal market goodies perfectly :)

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  16. Such beautiful food. This is high season for our local organic farm, which stays open through Halloween. I love understanding the harvest cycles through the notices on their chalkboard. "Blueberries are over but potatoes are coming soon!"

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  17. Heather! I hope the flower man was nice to you. This post is making me so wistful - how I miss all that is wonderful and delicious about Provence. We found ourselves at one of our local farmer's markets yesterday, filling our basket with fixins for salad Nicoise - the tomatoes were perfectly ripe, although I think they didn't quite match the amazing tomatoes of Provence.
    Back in the states, reflecting on our beautiful days away, I'm soooo thankful for all the care you bestowed on us. Your tips and suggestions, your wonderful tour of Arles. Our trip wouldn't have been nearly as nice without you. Thank you! XOXO

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    1. The pleasure was all mine, dear Jeanne, it truly was.

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  18. Oh, les cocos rouges, les cocos rouges -- I MISS THEM!!! Whip up some soupe au pistou for me, won't you, chère Heather?

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    1. No pistou in this house, Ann as my honey had it for too many years in school but I will find something good for them, promise!!
      Bisous...

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  19. well i wasn't hungry....but now i am!!!

    It's so much easier to be in tune with the seasons when shopping at markets compared with supermarkets. Which is one of the many delicious excuses to go to one! x

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    1. Actually, I would love to see about your local market V. Based on how you cook and the huge variety of ingredients there, they must be amazing!

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