Tuesday, April 10, 2007

This little piggy went to market

I went to Jean-Talon Market this afternoon, and it was like a vacation from winter! I love going to the market, not just for the produce, but for some of the crazy peripheral bits that remind me of being in an Asian market: fifteen different things plugged into an outlet, with wires hanging all over the place; music coming from a crappy radio that's hanging from the wall with rope; prices on hand-lettered signs; just the general jumbliness of things. All that stuff that makes the market different from a big grocery store.







Does anyone actually eat those bunnies made of maple sugar? Dentists must love seeing those for sale. Just looking at them makes me crave a glass of milk.

22 comments:

DJB said...

Is "jumbliness" a real word?

Mandy said...

Lovely photos. :)

Mandy said...

Lovely photos. :)

Glenna C said...

Oh, I would eat the maple bunnies! MMMM, I haven't had maple sugar candy in so long...

Steph F. said...

I love your photos! It's definitely a change of pace from California. And it feels so much more natural reading "winter" or "spring" as the current season, as opposed to what is being referred to as "pre-summer" here.

What are the red jelly-like things beneath the bunnies?

knittingphilistine said...

YUM! I always love a good farmer's market.

Stacey said...

Farmers markets are great - lots of fresh food - a nice sign that spring is coming soon!

Cheryl said...

I do eat those maple sugar bunnies! And the Leaf Shaped ones too. They make my teeth hurt, but I can't stop.

Chris said...

Lovely photos!

Steph said...

I LOVE those maple sugar candies. They're deadly sweet, though, so I only eat them once in a while.

Aren't farmers' markets the best? I'm going to ours this weekend.

brenda in toronto said...

i haven't thought about those 'cone' thingies (below the maple rabbits) since i was a kid - but i can taste them right now like i just had one yesterday! thanks for thr trip down memory lane :)

carolyn said...

i would totally eat those bunnies. altho they are a little large. the maple sugar overdose would come much much faster than when you are eating the tiny maple sugar leaves.

Veronique said...

What a lovely market! Hm, maybe I'll check out my farmers' market this weekend. I think I would eat a maple sugar bunny...

Jill said...

I love maple sugar candies. I just wish my "out east" family would ship me some more often...

Marie said...

Maple sirup cones... I'm home sick now.

Lolly said...

Oh, so much beauty! I can't wait till our farmer's market opens. I guess it needs to warm up first...
I would totally eat one of those maple bunnies, although I know I would regret it later. They look delicious.

LaurieM said...

Hmmm... You must have eaten at least one, else how would you know they are that sweet? ;-)

I've never seen them before. Are they made of maple sugar? I love maple sugar!

Mia said...

The maple sugar bunny is making my teeth hurt just looking at it!! I love a true farmer's market with its jumble of things.

Dr. Steph said...

My little guy would eat them if I let him. I catch him licking the syrup bottle and eating sugar out of the cupboard.

I'm with you on the milk...so rich and sweet those bunnies are.

Katie said...

I heart maple sugar in a serious way. Those bunnies would probably take two sittings to get through, though. Or maybe I'm just trying to convince myself I'd eat them over two days when in fact I would glance at the half-eaten bunny on the counter a few times before rationalizing eating the rest. I cannot say no to maple.

Faith! said...

Your pictures are so wonderful, they're even pleasing to scroll through really quickly. I don't think I've seen that kind of thing before!

Anonymous said...

Maple sugar candy is "da bomb." but yes, a glass of milk is a very good thing to have close by as an antidote.