Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Postcards from the Pyrenees: The Universal Language of Markets

boites de carrotes, pomme de terres, and cerises. the exchange of coins/bills/smiles. my bag heavy with tomates et aubergines et courgettes et myrtilles sauvages, I squeeze through the crowds of people. 


Though my photos are strangely quiet, the market is busy, and noisy. Children clamber for rides on merry-go-rounds, paella steams away in a wide cauldron, dogs tug at leads.

And then, we take our bounty home. Through pretty little places, to our wood-beamed cottage. 

We take stock, we make plans. We eat.


We dream of green mountains and cobbled streets and vast gardens. We live.
Amanda xx


Maria said... [Reply to comment]

Beautiful! Are those chanterelles? Oh how I miss them so!

Beck said... [Reply to comment]

Love this post! You are all having such an amazing time together as a family, cherish it - I know you will ;) (first time I've commented, but I LOVE YOUR BLOG!)

Renee Treml said... [Reply to comment]

Wow. What else can I say? Looks like you are having the most amazing time. Enjoy every minute! (we miss you)

Steph Bond-Hutkin said... [Reply to comment]

Loving your postcards! Everything looks so magical. And look - they even wear Crocs in the Pyrenees!

Hotel Search said... [Reply to comment]

Family bonding in the market that's so cool.Love every single of your blog.

Easy peasy organic said... [Reply to comment]

@Maria Yes! But I had to Google to find out they're 'golden chanterelles' - known here as giroles. They grow wild - prolifically with all this rain! Yum :)

Easy peasy organic said... [Reply to comment]

@Beck Thank you so much, Beck! What a lovely comment ... you've made me smile :)

Easy peasy organic said... [Reply to comment]

@Renee Treml We miss you, too!! xx

Easy peasy organic said... [Reply to comment]

@Steph Bond Hutkin (Bondville) I know ... and everytime I see them I feel like going up and saying 'hey - do you realise my sister lives 5 minutes away from that factory??' But then I remember my French is no way that good. And it's not really useful information anyway ...
So I smile and (probably) say 'perdon' and shuffle by :)

chinmayie @ love food eat said... [Reply to comment]

Beautiful! Loved all the pictures :) I REALLY want to have a small vacation in a place like this!!! :(

Family Lawyers Melbourne said... [Reply to comment]

Those are fresh vegetables.

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