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dear shoppers, In honor of this being International GO week, we will be offering free GO lessons at the market tomorrow from 9 to 12 noon. Andy Zimmerman, a Hastings resident and GO champion has kindly offered to share his expertise .
So, if you’ve ever wondered about this ancient board game come give it aContinue Reading

PLUMB out of plum recipes?

dear shoppers, Last month we did a house “swap” with a family in Brittany (France) where my father is from. It was my first house swap so I was a little nervous as we approached the house which was set (way)  back on a narrow country road, about 15 minutes from the nearest village  —Continue Reading

You Say TOMATO

August: Tomatoes This is their time to shine. Summer’s  wane is when they are at their sweet, abundant peak and you’ll want to find a way to sneak them into just about every dish you eat for the next few weeks. Can em. Roast them on a sheet pan and add them to salads, sandwichesContinue Reading

Dateline – Brittany

Finistere, Sud – Brittany This week, we went to the old fishing port of St. Guenole on the rocky coast of Brittany to watch “la criee” - the return and unloading of the fishing boats at day’s end. The haul, crates of live and wiggly langoustines, sea bream, sole, is plucked off the boat with a smallContinue Reading

50 shades of……purple!

dear shoppers, I’m aging myself here, but, this time of year, when the eggplant spills out of the market bins the market starts to look like a Dead concert. Purple everywhere! Eggplant  (large, small, plump or stretched thin, solid or striated) is probably one of the meatiest, most versatile vegetables around. Too often, this nuttyContinue Reading

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