A rather romantic stroll in the market

I have an idealistic view of the culinary world that thankfully I can spend all I want (and all day in my head) where I visit romantic European outdoor markets and country stalls in my dreams.

The idea of fresh fruit, veggies, bread and pastries, wandering the many stalls crammed with cheeses and colourful fresh flowers.

I have luckily been to an actual few over the years – Rome being among my favourite; dried herbs patted around the outdoor tents, strands of egg pasta, plastic crates packed to the high with glossy vegetables.

The fresh look of produce, the passion and drive of stall holders in their many and the array of choice is a novelty I don’t feel I have locally to me.

If only Rome could come to Luton!

Share with us what your market dream would be and I will gladly keep the dream alive…


The addictive world of Pinterest

I have been reacquainting myself with Pinterest these last few days (might have something to do with being made redundant and having ‘me’ time which is not a bad thing and something I’ve had to accept as being okay).

Here’s the link to my boards and pins (some food related) http://pinterest.com/raravintage/boards/
• Market Food
• Cake and Bake
• Chocolate Heaven
• Wine o’clock

If you’re on Pinterest too, I’d love you to follow or get in touch so I can be inspired by your boards too.

I really do love this side of social creativity.