Friday, April 21, 2006

Market day in Geisenheim

We went to the farmer's market in Geisenheim this morning and got lots of fresh fruits and vegetables and also herbs since we're planning to have one of my favorite dishes for lunch today - "Kräuterquark mit Pellkartoffeln" (herbal quark with potatoes). Hopefully, I'll be able to show you a photo of that tomorrow.

12 Comments:

At 2:24 PM, Blogger Karine said...

That sounds yummi to me! I will be waiting for the picture tomorrow then. The veggies there look absolutely great.

 
At 5:10 PM, Blogger Maya said...

Nice...I can't wait to see herbal quark tomorrow :-P what is a quark btw? I have no idea. Bon Appetit! :-)

 
At 5:31 PM, Blogger Cynthia! said...

Hmmmm lecker!!! have a nice lunch!!!!!!!!! I love these markets!!

 
At 6:45 PM, Blogger luggi said...

Looking forward to that photo.

 
At 2:09 AM, Anonymous outdoorexposure said...

look at the green color here, rich and bright....i can tell they r fresh:-P...great street photo:-)

 
At 8:15 AM, Blogger Mark said...

Love the market I'm off to SaintTropez market this morning.

 
At 10:54 AM, Blogger Nicola said...

Thank you all for your comments!!

maya - I've posted a description of quark together with the photo of the Kräuterquark.

 
At 3:02 AM, Anonymous lagatta à Montréal said...

That would be a great German lesson; the names of all the vegetables, and little dialogues about the people choosing and buying them. I guess the long red carrot-shaped things are some kind of Rettich... I know the big white ones, similar to Daikon, make a great Rettichsalat (a Viennese friend showed me that). Imagine a lot of the root vegetables can (usually) live through your winter, but winter was hard this past year in the Rheingau, non? Are the early green things grown in greenhouses, as in the Netherlands?

I enjoyed the fact that the gentlemen seemed very involved in marketing... But the elderly lady at the right sure looks like she knows her vegetables!

 
At 3:37 AM, Blogger Sidney said...

Healthy !

 
At 8:30 PM, Blogger Nicola said...

lagatta - you're right about the Rettich. Never had Rettich salad though (at least not yet). We usually eat it plaint just with a bit of salt added. I think the elderly lady was checking out the asparagus. It said that it was the first german asparagus - I've checked it out as well :) - but it looked a bit dry that's why we passed on it.

sidney - it is for sure :).

 
At 1:57 AM, Anonymous lagatta à Montréal said...

Yes, I think the Rettichsalat I mentioned is more Viennese. I have a Viennese cookbook my friend W sent me from there - but I don't use as much cream as they suggest; it would pretty much cancel out the health-giving benefits of the vegetables! I use a bit of yoghourt or soya cream.

The elderly lady reminds me of my mum - I'd spend at least two weeks cleaning everything before she'd come to visit and despite that, though she is very old, she'd find some dust on top of door frames!

But ladies like that made civilised life possible everywhere in the wake of the War...

The German cult of new asparagus would make a good photo subject - you who take such good nature and food photos - but is does seem a bit early, no?

 
At 6:26 PM, Blogger Nicola said...

lagatta - yes, it's still a bit early for the good one. We have all these little huts offering strawberries and asparagus popping up out of nowhere. Once they start selling I'll take some photos.

 

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