Wednesday, November 01, 2006
More from the market
This week is flying by and I still haven't posted all the market photos! As of this morning I have my Swiss driving licence so we should have more flexibilty coming and going across the border. We don't plan to get a car yet but we have signed up for a very handy car hire system - you pay a membership fee and simply pick up a car whenever you want at designated points around Geneva. Swipe the card and off you go. One of the pick up points (in an underground car park) is a few minutes walk away from our house. Very Swiss and efficient!
Anyway, here are the olives, at last! I had to really elbow my way in, it was a popular stand! I used to hate olives but I hadn't tried them for years until we went to a restaurant in Cornwall that had plates of delicious Greek olives to nibble on on the tables. When we got back to Kuwait I looked for them and found that there was a wonderful selection from places like Syria, Lebanon and Jordan which I preferred. (They seem more 'meaty', less watery, than the Greek ones.)
More sausages! I've been looking at the selection in the local supermarkets and they are not a patch on these, mostly Swiss with some Chorizo and Italian salamis. I'll have to check out the smaller charcuteries. My cousin bought a fabulous 'peasant' pate at the market. I think that is another thing I'll be hunting for in the coming weeks!