Monday, October 22, 2012


There is just no easy way of getting food here.  Shopping, preparing, and cooking are all a challenge.  L'est ye think we are starving, here is a picture of the hamburgers I cooked for dinner tonight.  I know, you would have thought we were at Red Robin.  The French influence is here in the breads that we buy.  Look at these huge hamburger buns.  They are delicious.

After going to the store for most of our groceries, we stop at the little fruit and veggie shops along the way.  Today, I bought a pineapple, tomatoes, cucumbers and onions from one vendor.  I was trying to speak French to her and she answered in English.  "I speak both," she said.  Then we stopped at another vendor for bananas.  Usually I stop for avocados, but I was out of courage.  I tell Elder Whitesides, I have to "screw my courage to the sticking place", then I jump out of the car and start to barter.  (That phrase is from "Beauty and the Beast")   Once we are home, everything is javelled (bleached) before it can go into the fridge.  It's a good test for the eggs, since they aren't refrigerated at the store.  If they float, they get thrown out.

Here are 2 of our stores that we shop at.  The Casino is where we find our favorite brand of juice - Joker.  

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