We are mad about farmers markets and the Saturday morning market in Skibbereen didn’t disappoint.
Theo has spent most of his life in California (much of it during a drought), and it took him awhile to embrace the rain in Ireland. Now, he is perfectly happy to be rained on as he eats a Nutella and banana crepe.
Badger & Dodo, served out of the back of a truck. It was fantastic.
Theo was very interested in shelling the cranberry beans today, so much so that dinner was delayed because he wanted to finish by himself.
I’m frequently asked where “home” is. We left the US from our previous residence in Oakland, California, but we don’t have a set place to return to when we eventually finish traveling. We left a few possessions with family in Ohio and New York, but most of what we own is traveling with us. So, in many ways, home is pretty much wherever we are, even if it’s for just a short period of time.
This photo in no way captures the huge mass of venders and shoppers that is the L’isle-sur-la-Sorgue twice weekly market. The (smaller) Thursday market is about twice as large as any market we’ve previously visited, and the Sunday market is ginormous. Interwoven with the many different types of food stands, we’ve seen stands selling clothing, shoes, yarn, fabric, and small electronics.
Zagreb has an amazing daily market with produce, cheese, meat, pasta, baked goods, pickled foods, and even specialty items like tofu and seitan.
It’s been cold and snowy enough that we haven’t ventured to any markets or larger supermarkets since arriving in Istanbul last Monday. Instead, we’ve been relying on the very small grocery store next door and, instead of meal-planning, I’ve mainly just been buying everything that looks even vaguely interesting and then improvising from there.
While we’ve found good food everywhere, Turkish food is my favorite cuisine of our trip thus far: so many fresh, flavorful veggie-friendly dishes.
Here is what we ate on Saturday!
Our current home is more a vacation home than a home home, and the cooking equipment is fairly limited. We’ve supplemented with some items from the local charity shop, but Brian and Theo still had to get creative and bake a chocolate cake in a pot meant for stovetop cooking.