Saturday, October 22, 2016


vintage brioche tin available here
The first clementines of the year - so beautiful.  We eat far more seasonally here - it's something that feels right - but also things just aren't available out of season.  This week at the market there was coriander - I was hoping there would be - it makes a brief appearance for about 2 or 3 weeks and then is gone until next year! I bought 5 big bunches to wash, chop and freeze for soups and curries.

At the market I fell into step with a young chap who announced 'That went well!' What did?  I asked. Turned out he had sold all  5 crates of chestnuts he'd gathered in the woods. That's one of the nice things about Villefranche market, it isn't just professionals. You find people selling a little bit of garden surplus or a couple of dozen eggs or dandelion leaves in Springtime and I guess that's how this market has always been.

You can see a little video of the market here.


  1. I was wondering about the fresh coriender I saw last week...will get some now that I know it's just short-lived. We are lucky to have markets nearby and next door that have all the local produce...I love it.

  2. Do! It freezes brilliantly and there are some dishes where you just can't do without it. Bon dimanche!