More Market Magnificence

After a huge week and a big sleep-in, I decided it was time for a soul (and fridge) restoring trek to the market. Strengthened in body by the calamari and in spirit by the amazing sights and smells, I dodged showers and now I’m home with berries, baguettes, rhubarb and strawberry jam, baby carrots & hummus, and hot smoked salmon and mackerel. Should keep me going for a day or two. Just wish I could think of something my tiny kitchen could manage to use some of the amazing mushrooms (even if Cuz thinks they’re imported!) Garlic, clams, cauliflower, potatoes (amazing, varied and picturesque just not pictured) and mushrooms…. add some cream and it’s starting to sound like a soup.

The things that look like green cherry tomatoes are incredibly sour (I forget their names) as are the cute fruit inside the Chinese lanterns. Not so palatable straight up, but dead gorgeous to look at. Oh and yes, those boxes of strawberries, the sweetest strawberries you’ve ever tasted, they’re $10 each.

In case you’re wondering I got myself a punnet of the mixed berries – strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, grapes, cherries and blackberries.

Author: Wendy's Out of Station

I write as a way of processing and reflecting on experience, and as a way of sharing that experience. When I travel I used to write email journals back to friends, family, anyone who’d read and risk immersing themselves in my reality for a while: writing for them was a way of writing for me. Borrowing from Graham Greene in a flip of Travels with my Aunt, I imagined writing letters to my nieces, as their travelling aunt. Crafting the sentences became a way of extruding the experience, giving it birth, drawing its meaning from my soul, nurturing it into something tangible with a life of its own. The aim of my blog is to open the world to my thought-children, to let them out of the safety of my friends and family and let them experience the world. And in the process I get the honour of taking a larger group with me when I’m wandering around India and beyond, or just reflecting on parallel truths, thinking thoughts that take me to new places new beginnings. Please journey with me

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