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Monday, June 15, 2009

My Last Day at the Strasbourg Market

A couple of weeks ago, my sister-in-law and her friend visited us in Strasbourg. One of the places I like to take visitors is the bi-weekly outdoor market near our house. Europe's markets never fail to impress friends and family since most of them live in places that don't have this luxury. That day, we ended buying a lunch of sausage, cheese, a baguette and cherries...the best kind of lunch!

The sausage was encrusted in herbes de provence, and had a very fresh sausage smell (aka pork). I wasn't so crazy about it because I'm picky about pork, but everyone else loved it.

And the cherries right now in France are almost irresistible. As the sign says, "Everyone enjoys cherries!"

I bought so many cherries that I ended up making a quick bread with them. (Stay tuned for the results of that one!)

And one of my favorite finds of the day was this strawberry nectar. Who doesn't like a little freshly pressed strawberry juice?! The man selling it suggested we try adding a little water/sparkling water to it, but I liked it as is.

As it turns out this was my last trip to the market in Strasbourg, and I'm really going to miss it, as I will a lot of things about France, but living here has really opened my eyes to cooking with fresh, in-season ingredients, and I'm hoping that I can sustain that when I return to Kentucky in three weeks.

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Sam Hoffer / My Carolina Kitchen June 15, 2009 at 5:19 PM  

I love the French markets. Gorgeous pictures too. If I was in France I would only come back kicking and screaming. France really opens your mind up with regard to fresh foods. You will miss these wonderful markets. Thanks for taking us along.

chow and chatter June 15, 2009 at 5:50 PM  

wow Strasburg is amazing that sausage looks yummy, have fun wish I was there sob sob, we went a few years ago to a wedding in offenburg

Daily Spud June 16, 2009 at 7:27 AM  

I'd love to have a market like that on my doorstep and would certainly miss it if I had to move!

Lori June 16, 2009 at 12:09 PM  

Your lunch made my mouth water. It sounds fantastic! Man, only three more weeks. Your post reminded me how much I will miss the markets here come October. :(

Dragon June 16, 2009 at 10:47 PM  

That sausage is killing me, it looks so good!

Unknown June 18, 2009 at 12:17 PM  

That sausage is WAY big league. Fantastic market. Thanks for sharing. GREG

Sarah June 19, 2009 at 11:00 PM  

Beautiful! My favorite part of France is definately the markets. Good luck on your travels home.

Laura in Paris June 20, 2009 at 1:53 PM  

I'd love to make cherry jam ... I am watching the price per kilo in my local market ...

Jen @ MyKitchenAddiction.com June 20, 2009 at 11:04 PM  

The market looks wonderful! The cherries look beautiful... now I want to go to France!

buy generic viagra March 1, 2011 at 4:16 PM  

It is a great experience, I went to this open market a couple of times, I found some delicious products and some unusual products as well.

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