meta name="p:domain_verify" content="8b08da541f8a920e6 Marie Z Johnston: August 2011

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Marché 'BIO' Raspail & Tomato Tarte

Tomato, Caramelized Onion and Goat Cheese Tarte Tatin
A few weeks ago there was a photo in the New York Times of the most amazing looking Tomato Tarte. Naturally, the only reasonable thing to do was drop everything and seek out heirloom cherry tomatoes (known in France, though not to me, as 'cocktail tomatoes'). It happened to be Sunday, and there is no better place to search for these multi colored, generally tasty, very sweet beauties than the Marché 'Bio' Raspail.

Sundays in August are practically spacious at Marché Raspail!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

When Community Goes Global

I was all set to post about an organic farmer's market in Paris, heirloom tomatoes and a scrumptious Tomato Tatin recipe.  But then one of my favorite blogs, Eating Rules, 'pinged' my inbox and everything changed. 

Heirloom Tomato Tatin

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Marchés of Paris by Days of the Week: The Short List

Marché  "Bio"  Raspail
Living in Paris (where there are over 80 roving and permanent markets) with it's  'embarrassment of riches' when it comes to farmer's markets, I still tend to return to the same 5 or 6 out of habit and/or convenience... which isn’t exactly the point, now is it? But after giving it some thought, it became clear I do that because I know which market is where on what day.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Lobster on the Coast of Maine

Life has a way of being serendipitous when you least expect it.  

View of the harbor at low tide off Langodon Road
While on the East Coast for a 'college tour', my two daughters and I zigged off course (exchanging a college 'rendez-vous' for 4 nights on the coast of Maine). We did, in fact, make a couple of accidental discoveries - acquiring, for starters, a particular obsession that we were not at all in search of. 

Goose Rocks Beach, Maine
What we were in pursuit of was a few relaxing days by the shore. 

Perfectly cooked, straight off the grill.  No bibs needed, thank you.
What we found was lobster.  Lots and lots of delicious lobster.