Saturday, 5 August 2017

The market





Our weekly trip to the market is a pleasure. There is so much there and all in season. They also tell you which part of Greece it comes from.

I love posting pictures of luscious fruit and vegetables, so here are some of the produce that are on sale.




Ripe, red tomatoes




cucumbers




salad greens and herbs





two different varieties of aubergine





fish and seafood




grapes are just starting to appear, but they are not as plentiful or as sweet as later in August





olives




courgettes with the flowers still on





peaches




apricots - the end of season is approaching so we make the most of it





 cherries - their season is ending too, and they're my favourite fruit, so we bought lots




ginormous watermelons




the white aubergines started appearing in the market a few years ago - I am always tempted to buy some, just to try them, except that I have never liked the taste of aubergines and I assume there won't be that much difference in this variety





eggs




peppers and cucumbers - the ones in the middle are a variety of cucumber that again, has started appearing recently - we tried them last year but decided we prefer the more conventional cucumber




more aubergines - they look so good. Pity I don't like the taste




The first figs of the season




okra




this round variety of courgette are delicious when roasted





melons




plums




nectarines



beans. These are aptly called handres in Greek, translated as beads.




The shelled beans retain their lovely pink pattern, but once cooked, they turn a uniform very pale pink colour.





More beans.


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