|Five foot tall flower stems from the market.|
As our two regular blog readers already know, we think one of the great things about being retired is the amount of time we have to spend on food. We spend a lot of time talking about food, planning, shopping, drooling, cooking. Steve and I both love to find new grocery stores and markets. Here in Martinique it's a fun challenge just to try to translate the labels and make sure we're buying what we think we're buying. I like the 'fresh markets' (small local produce markets) because they have a little bit of everything: veggies, fruit, fresh spices, locally spiced rums, tourist souvenirs, a meat counter and a fish counter. Here, on a French Isle, they also include a baguette lady and lots of locally grown flowers. Our choices vary greatly from week to week and island to island. We buy what looks good and get to meal plan accordingly.
I have nowhere to put these but I sure like to browse among the flowers.
This week we're having fresh local oranges (which are green), avocados, onions, potatoes, cukes mangoes, bananas and tomatoes.