Wednesday, August 17, 2011

A Shopping Trip

I must be ready for my Fall trip to New England because I have been craving clams and chowder. I went to the fish market yesterday and bought some clams and scallops. Teddy almost took off one of my fingers while eating her clams. She is ready for the Fall trip too!

On the way out I noticed that my tree peony pods are about to open.

And look what the drought did to my ornamental evergreen? It is leaning far backwards.

It is supposed to match the other one.

I love shopping in the old Italian section of town. It's a bit rundown looking but I love the stores.

Everywhere 'slices' are offered for sale.

And I love that they paint the old brick and plaster walls to dress the place up a bit.

It's a good place to buy cheap flowers.

The sunflowers are available now.

People sit on the sidewalks in front of all of the cafes from first thing in the morning until late into the night.

It is also the best place to buy inexpensive spices.

And any kind of pasta you can imagine.

All sorts of couscous and rice and lentils.

Another painted wall.

I have no idea!

Fresh fruit and vegetables at the cheapest prices.

And just about any kind of fresh fish you could possibly want.

I bought Alaskan sockeye salmon.

And I am going to cook them on cedar planks.

Crawfish for your gumbo!

And alligator.....The Blog Tech loves alligator.

I, on the other hand, love escargot.

However, I would die if someone dropped me in one of these tanks.

I am deathly afraid of fish.

Not so much lobsters.....they are too yummy!

I passed on this because I knew the employees would hate me if I pushed the red button.

These bags will all be gone by noon.

Click to enlarge. This is the place to buy just about anything you want. Even awful offal's.

But there are lots of things that are hard to resist.

And the Asian stores are bigger than my grocery store.

There is not much you can't find in them.