Farmer’s markets

Whether traveling overseas or at our home city, visiting farmer’s market is a favorite past time.  I love the colors, the people, the fresh produce.  Of course our markets pale in comparison to the ones in France for example, but it is still lovely to visit them.

Secret — I fallen “in love” with our local fromager.  He has a limited but yummy selection of cheese.

Otherwise, I like to buy produce I am not too familiar with and experiment.  This is part of the beauty of farmer’s market — locally produced and seasonal items.

And the colors are absolutely beautiful.  I love beets and try to eat them as often as possible.  It is a problem though when I am the only one at home in love with them 🙁

And flowers?  I love them at home!  No special occasion is needed to bring beauty into our homes, n’est-ce pas?

Truly Magnificent Granola

I tend to prefer savory breakfast over sweet but, this is my to go recipe when I am in the mood for the latter.  Pair it with your favorite yogurt — I am in love with skyr a thick, creamy yogurt from Iceland.  A bit on the pricey side so I purchase it when on sale.

I found this recipe at a blog called pioneer woman (link towards the bottom).  I have tried different versions but decided this is my favorite one.  It is really a simple recipe that calls for mixing your dried ingredients, then the wet ones, mixing them together, bake and voila!  It doesn’t get any easier plus your home will smell wonderful.  This batch was made using the ingredients suggested in the recipe but please feel free to use your favorite dried fruit (mango, apricot, figs, apple).

I store mine in mason jars but you can also put in a ziploc bag.  You could take to work as a pick me up late afternoon snack 🙂

http://thepioneerwoman.com/food-and-friends/how-to-make-magnificent-granola/