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Off to the Market


It is always best to go to new places with people who know their way around. Today we were lucky to go to The Halifax Seaport Farmers Market with good friends. We were immediately steered towards the Best Cinnamon Rolls in Halifax, where they were quickly purchased. 

Although it was a cold day, the place was buzzing. Beautiful vegetables, mostly roots were plentiful.

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I love the way they are packaged in little boxes and nets

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Squash is popular here. Especially when made into soups.

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These were only about 5″ long

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Apples have been cold stored until now. Very crisp and sweet.

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I bought carrots and golden beetroot to roast for supper.

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There were many displays of beautifully homemade pastries

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Flavoured with local produce. There were blueberry and gooseberry turnovers.

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Fancy a cream horn?

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This German baker had marvellous goodies

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Sweet little heart-shaped cakes.

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I know a little girl who would enjoy dismantling these little biscuits.

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Soft, sweet bagels.

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Preserving and bottling  is a big tradition here for the hard winters. 

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One of these pickles is called ‘Bread n’ Butter. Qu’est-ce que c’est cela ?

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Beautiful bottles of liqueurs

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Q. How do they get the pears in the bottles? A. When the pears are tiny on the trees, they pop them in the bottles where they continue to grow until harvest time.

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Then came the knitting

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I coveted these socks. Rather, I coveted the ability to make such fine socks.

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Traditional Newfoundland Thrummed mittens. So warm.

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Too early for tulips, as we have a long time to wait for Spring. However nice to look at.

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Then the entertainment. This jolly chap was playing some sort of jig, and made us laugh.

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Whereas this young fellow was more serious. As was his lovely playing.

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I gather this lady is a regular here, and was pleased to have her picture taken. Lovely face.

And so it was, back home to eat our Best Cinnamon Rolls in Halifax with hot coffee. It’s hell being retired isn’t it?

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5 responses

  1. Clare Davies

    I can only visualise and wish for West Street to be as bountiful! Apparently, a deli is opening in the old greasy spoon by The Star – hurrah! I hope they do cinnamon rolls, praps I’ll have to become a supplier……

    January 26, 2013 at 5:54 pm

    • Thanks Clarey, you’ll have to come here for a decent cinnamon roll I’m afraid. Good reason to come over!

      January 26, 2013 at 6:41 pm

  2. You don’t have bread and butter pickles over the pond ? They’re rather sweet and you can get them at the grocery store. Pretty common here ducks.

    January 26, 2013 at 6:09 pm

    • No we don’t Sybs, just bread and butter pud!

      January 26, 2013 at 6:42 pm

  3. Who would have thought there was a Farmer’s Market in January? All of ours close down in August or September. Fascinating about those little pears growing in the bottles. Who would have thunk?

    February 3, 2013 at 4:20 pm

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