Monday, May 21, 2012

Food Lover's Heaven

I just have to share a few food photos from our trip
I love our Farmer's Market in Santa Barbara. But if you ever get the chance to peruse through an outdoor market in Europe, especially France and Holland, it will take your love for farm (seafood, produce, dairy) freshness to another level. 

And can I just say that European hotel breakfasts are the best! They offer everything from fresh greens, eggs, yogurt, pastries, about 10 different type of fresh baked bread, fresh squeezed juices, and be still my heart - Veuve!
Even the packaging is so detailed - as you can see in the above picture of the little jams and fresh granola. I use "fresh" a lot in this post, don't I? Ever try kiwi juice? That's the green pitcher.

I wish I would have had the opportunity to buy a few things at the local outdoor markets and whip up a scrumptious dish. But on the flip side, I did enjoy many meals prepared for me with all the lovely local ingredients. And I didn't have to do the dishes ; ) My favorite meals were in the quaint cafes with that Mamma's Kitchen charm. You know the ones that permeate of a home cooked meal?
Everything was delicious! From charcuteries to fish n' chips
to the best couscous and salads
to the many divine pastries.

Oh and the seafood!

Every restaurant should display their catch. Don't you agree?
Langoustines = My dinner

Then there's the beer. I'm not a big beer drinker, but when in Rome . . . or I guess Holland/Sweden:
I gotta find that Leifmans!

Chocolate and cheese . . .
Really, what could be better?


  1. I seriously want to jump through the screen.

  2. Oh my gosh. One of my favorite memories of Amsterdam was the kiwi juice! I didn't know if it was common in Holland or just the restaurant - glad to see it's the former! Isn't is amazingly good?!?