Saturday, March 29, 2008

Not Geneva

I should be writing this from Geneva but the trip was canceled at the 11th hour yesterday, so here we are in Freetown. Annoying, but let's move on. I've traveled a lot recently, so I can't really complain.

I have to admit, I was really looking forward to going to proper restaurants and proper markets and buying all sorts of amazing fresh produce to cook with. Thing is, when you live in a place like this, you really appreciate certain things. Like being able to use water from the tap, having cheese, being able to buy fresh not frozen or tinned vegetables (ok, I can buy some fresh things here, but it's basically limited to tomatoes, carrots, potatoes, onions, garlic, chili and a few greens), flour that doesn't taste of mold, grains without weevils - you know, simple things, and knowing that when you turn on the light-switch the light will come on.

At the market in Ferney on our last trip to Geneva

Anyway, I'll just continue to dream about leeks and asparagus and all sorts of other delicious things. And if you can get these things easily, remember - you're lucky!

Oysters, crab and wine at Ferney market

1 comment:

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

I am sorry that your trip was canceled - but I am sure there will be more opportunities in the future and just think, you will appreciate that cheese all the more! :)