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November 25, 2013 1 comment

The food markets in Spain are incredible.  If you can eat it (and some you shouldn’t) you can find it here.  Just for fun, browsing lets you see and learn things you’ve never known before.  And if you’re adventuresome, bring your wallet… Some highlights from the Barcelona and Cadiz markets.

Chocolate

Chocolate

Famous (and expensive!) hams

Famous (and expensive!) hams

Any cut of meat

Any cut of meat

Eggs

Eggs

Mushrooms!

Mushrooms!

Tomatoes (I think)

Blood oranges (I think)

All kinds of fruit

All kinds of fruit

Colorful candy

Colorful candy

Veggies

Veggies

Fish

Fish

More fish

More fish

Baby goat

Baby goat

Not sure how you prepare this!

Not sure how you prepare this!

Peppers

Peppers

Vancouver markets

June 29, 2013 1 comment

Some of the pleasure of the NorthWest are the many farmer markets and street fairs.   Just down the road from us, in Downtown Vancouver, is a great Farmers Market, held Saturday and Sunday.  This week, they also hosted the “Recycle Art Festival”.   A real nice way to spend a sunny morning!

So at the Farmers Market we enjoyed a fresh cup of Northwest Roasted coffee, and did some shopping for groceries.  The cherries are just ripening up, bought lots of Bing and Rainier… mmmmm!  A loaf of German Farmer bread from a local bakery, and some veggies and we’re good to go for a while.

It really is interesting to see the many ways people turn junk into art.  Forks into wind chimes, scrap metal into sculptures, old dishes into mobiles, and many more.  And, in the background, some interesting music played on marimbas made from old PVC pipe.

On the street

On the street

Lots and lots of fresh veggies

Lots and lots of fresh veggies

Lots of fresh flowers

Lots of fresh flowers

Street food, what can be more fun?

Street food, what can be more fun?

Scarp metal turned into art

Scrap metal turned into art

True, the locals do dress a little strange here

True, the locals do dress a little strange here

Combining wine and painting... what a novel idea!

Combining wine and painting… what a novel idea!

Homemade marimbas using PVC pipe.  They sounded great, too!

Homemade marimbas using PVC pipe. They sounded great, too!

More scrap metal turned to art

More scrap metal turned to art

Now that is a true local artist!

Now that is a true local artist!

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A new use of old bottles

Old dishes and glassware used in new ways

Old dishes and glassware used in new ways – and admired from all angles.

Wind chimes from old cutlery

Wind chimes from old cutlery

Our last Farmers Market visit

September 29, 2012 1 comment

Vancouver, WA has a great Farmers Market.  Lots of fresh veggies and fruit, as well as breads, crafts, prepared foods, and more.  It’s a weekly event for us to pick up whatever is fresh (and a lot of other goodies!)  Today was our last Farmers Market since we will be on the road next Monday.  Looking forward to being back next year already!

On the street

Captain Vancouver has been prettified

Lots of pretty flowers

Lots to pick from

It’s nice to have a variety

Last week for fresh basil

Terrific breads too

Paella! That’s for dinner tonight

Puppy in training

Oregon and Washington have some great up and coming wineries