>Market day / Le jour du marché

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As usual we went to the market this morning.  This is what we bought – and it’s not all to eat today, of course!  / Comme d’habitude on est allé au marché ce matin.  On a acheté:

from the market_1_1_1 

Sheeps’ cheese from Lacaune, strawberries from Fouzilhon, sausage from Lacaune, mackerel from Valras-plage, morcillas from Spain, onions, aubergines, lemons, .  /  Fromage de brebis de Lacaune, des fraises de Fouzilhon, la saucisse fraiche de Lacaune, des mackeraux de Valras-plage, morcillas de l’Espagne, ognions, aubergines, citrons.

Cherries

We’ve picked cherries from the tree in the garden of some friends – they’ve gone away and told us we can pick them.  For the second year running this tree has a huge crop.  We picked about 10 kilos and hardly touched the total.  I’ve bottled some in Armagnac – 6 jars which should be ready to eat in a few months’ time.  Here they are served after the dessert with the coffee.  Lo Jardinièr has made jam.  And we’ve eaten them fresh, of course.

Nous avons ramasser les cerises dans le jardin de nos amis qui sont partis.  J’ai mis quelques uns à l’Armagnac – 6 bocaux qui seront prêts à manger dans quelques mois.  Lo Jardinièr a fait de la confiture.  Et nous les avons mangé fraiches.

cherries_1_1 cherries in armagnac_1_1

watering_1_1 The weather has turned dry, sunny and hot so we’re having to water the garden every day. Luckily there is still plenty of water in the stream. / Il fait chaud donc on doit arroser le jardin chaque jour.  Heureusement il y a beaucoup d’eau dans le ruisseau.

Another way of cooking artichokes / Une autre façon de cuire les artichauts

The barbecue was alight at lunchtime today to cook the mackerel, so I tried cooking the artichokes on it.  I took off most of the outer leaves and cut them in half, brushed them with olive oil and put them on the grill with some slices of aubergine.  They tasted very good.  / J’ai essayé de cuire des artichauts sur la grillade.  J’ai enlevé la plupart des feuilles externes et je les ai coupé en deux.  J’ai mis de l’huile d’olive et je les ai mis sur la grillade avec des tranches d’aubergine.  Le gout était très bon.

artichokes on bbq_1_1 artichokes grilled on bbq_1_1

6 thoughts on “>Market day / Le jour du marché

  1. >Love everything from your market purchase — especially the cheese! And about the free cherry harvest, just looking at the image makes my mouth water. How fantastic to friends with abundantly productive cherry trees!

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