Friday, September 13, 2013

Summer produce

Summer is winding down and that means fresh fruit and vegetables will not be so readily available at reasonable prices.  We have enjoyed a bounty of seasonal produce throughout the summer, and while the stores will fill up with fall items, our favorites are of the summer variety.
We were in Europe during peak vegetable season and in several ports we saw street markets where one could pick up what they wanted and have it be as fresh as if they had picked it off the vines themselves.  We commented on several occasions about how tasty the produce was and discovered that the volcanic soil and the purity of water sources contributed to the flavorfulness of the contents of our salads and side dishes.
Today’s picture was taken in Mykonos in the Old Town area by the water.  It was around 10 AM and produce and flower baskets lined the edge of the waterfront.

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