I thought I would post a few pictures of the local boulangerie/patisserie we visit most mornings, just to make your mouth drool- these pictures show only a few of the displays
Luckily I am not tempted by the sweet stuff like Frank who is working his way through a miniscule selection of the choices!
I am simply more than happy with a bit of crusty baguette to put on my butter- yes, I realise what I said then. (Those of you that know me will know of my obsession for butter thickly spread on my bread!)
Nearby are the Port Moselle markets which have a lively multi-ethnic atmosphere and are an interesting place to wander. They sell a wide range of arts and crafts, fresh produce including flowers, fruit and vegetables, cakes, olives, meat & fish. All this is set amongst a background of live Pacific music.
La buvette de Marche (I wish I knew how to make my imac computer do french accents- can anyone help me?) is where you can buy your morning cup of coffee in a enormous soup-sized cup to enjoy with your croque monsieur, the traditional cheese & ham toasted sandwich. This area is surrounded by little market stalls which sell souvenirs & trinkets- more stalls spread out to the outside areas particularly during weekends & holidays.
Here are a few pictures of the colourful local markets where we buy our fruit & vegetables. It is a very busy place that starts up early morning and runs till afternoon or when their produce sells out! There are a few products I have no idea how to cook or what they are, but I am willing to give them a try. I also plan to store a few local long lasting sweet yams & taros on board when we head to Vanuatu as we believe there will be no fresh produce cultivated since the cyclone to replenish our supplies.
They operate a frenetic business till lunchtime when they are generally sold out of most of their fresh catches. Tuna is a particular speciality here that I adore, either raw as sashimi or lightly cooked- and so much fresher & cheaper than in Australia. Les perroquets are parrot fish, and we find it very hard to see these amazingly coloured beauties that turn a magnificent shade of blue once out of the water.