Thursday, August 19, 2010

FRANCE...A Dream Comes True!!...continues...(4)

One thing I have learnt from my friend R and the french is that the food is simple but absolutely delicious!!
We visited the fresh markets almost daily and the fruits, vegetables, fish, cheeses, etc. were so fresh. I couldn't believe how sweet the peaches and apricots were. R would buy a bag of apricots and peaches and we would sit in the car and eat them right there with the juices running down our fingers and dripping onto our laps......

Since I have visited the french countryside I started to buy all our fruits and vegetables from local farmers and not in the supermarkets. I have noticed that is is so much cheaper and tastier.

This was our lunch one was fresh, crispy salad with some left over roast chicken R made us the previous evening and some roasted peppers with créme frâiche, roasted pine nuts and a mustard dressing. We had fresh baguette bread and a selection of cheeses as well. It was so healthy and delicious!

Notice the red peppadews in the salad with mint water........

I will share some more on the food of R and the french next time......I hope this post inspired you to buy from your local farmers and eat more healthy!

All images taken by me


  1. Hi Ingrid,

    I so enjoy you taking us with you on your outings in France. The market is one of my favourite places to visit as well. Especially the food department! All the fruit and vegetables look so fresh. The salade on the last picture look beautiful! You must have goten loads and loads of ideas!!

    Lieve groet, Madelief

  2. Wowwww....beautiful France good !!this all looks so fresh and healthy...i like that salade.....we also eating much salades..with bread.....thanks for sharing this with Ria.....

  3. The food is just so stunning in its simplicity and natural beauty.

  4. WOH; THAT"S looking colorful and tasty!!!
    It's true food right from where it grows; taste the best!!!
    The pics are wonderful!
    greetings from Fleur from Holland

  5. It all looks wonderful, Ingrid! Beautiful, simple, delicious, healthy meals! Oh, how I would LOVE to shop this way!

    Hubby likes meat & potatoes, but when I make something fresh & light, he likes that too. Little by little, I'm changing our diet over to healthier choices. :)

    Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful visit to France with us. I love it all!

  6. Gorgeous! What a beautiful pictures & it shows that you had a wonderful time in France!
    I found your blog via Madelief, I think, and I'm back for more. Really love it!
    Bisous from Versailles, Chantal

  7. Now I'm a bit hungry, ingrid. What colorful food! i must be off to bed soon, so I must be strong to not dive into the fridge ;)
    Have a lovely weekend, Bonne nuit. xxx

  8. Oh, how beautiful your photos are Ingrid! I thought I saw this before...must've been on Facebook? Now that I'm seeing it again, I miss you and our laughs and chats...and eating! I think I will imediately have a coffee, go sit outside and remember....

  9. What colourful and delicious food! Your photos have me dribbling Ingrid! The French really do know how to eat good food - simple, tasty and nutricious - wonderful!


  10. Carissima Ingrid........just MARVELLOUS!!!!!

    What wonderful Pics of the freshest fruits and vegetables; the fish and seafood....!! Wonderfully taken....who wouldn't love to take a huge basket and do some wonderful shopping in this heaven of market?????

    Soooooooo inviting the delicious and carefully prepared plate; ohhhhhhh, I notice the fresh baguette...mmmmhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!

    Carissima, it's so fantastic to follow you on your lovely adventure in this french paradise!!!

    ciao ciao ed un abbraccione elvira

  11. I loved reading about your holiday in France with your friend. I found it on 'myfrenchkitchen' which I also love toread. I thought I recognised the style of your friend R. I love following her, she can make a rainy day feel sunny.



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