on warm days
This market stand is on the place Maubert in the Latin Quarter in Paris. We were there in June 2006 (and many other times, but that's when I took this picture).
The outdoor markets operate year-round here in the Loire Valley. There's at least one not too far away every day of the week:
Sunday: Amboise, Noyers-sur-Cher
Friday: Montrichard, Contres, Amboise
Saturday: Saint-Aignan, Loches
But in winter, it's not the same experience. In summer, you can shed your coat and enjoy not only the beautiful products for sale, but also the nice warm sun.
Buckwheat crêpes with
bacon, cheese, and egg
Food: yesterday was crêpe day in France. February 2 is called La Chandeleur. I've written about it before, here. We made crêpes de sarrasin, buckwheat pancackes, with bacon, cheese, and eggs. Then we made dessert crêpes with bananas in a caramel sauce.
Today, it'll be soupe à l'oignon gratinée for lunch. Maybe I'll take some pictures. Oops, I see that I already did, two years ago. Here's the blog post.