day 4: Newport, Pembrokeshire, Wales
day 5: Canterbury, England
We just got back from Wales! It was such a wonderful trip, and I can't wait to share more about it with you. However, it's much later than I thought (most of today was spent driving) and so I'm going to have to do a quick post if I want to get tonight's entry in before midnight.
Another aspect of eating in my new surroundings is the wonderful market in Canterbury, open 6 days a week by the Canterbury West train station. You can find everything there from local produce (lots of fresh fruits and veggies, but also lots of meat and cheese - be warned!), local juices and ciders, wines, breads, olive oils, and other gourmet foods. In addition, we've got quite a few Asian supermarkets, a Whole Foods, a health food store, and a number of well-stocked ordinary supermarkets. So I'm spoiled for choice. In addition, for our first couple of weeks, we were spoiled by the good weather. Put that all together and you get... another fun picnic!
In the top photo you see a picnic with a fresh baguette, some local yellow and red cherry tomatoes, some Tartex veggie pâté (this stuff is like crack!), and a bottle of extra virgin olive oil. We were able to buy the olive oil in bulk and reuse our bottle. I'm going to have to blog about all these little environmental bonuses at some future date, but suffice it to say, it's easy eating well (even without much kitchen equipment!) and living green here.