Bonne St-Jean!

Quebec raspberries! Perfectly imperfect. The first of the year according to the guy at the market. (I’m pretty sure all the other guys were taking american raspberries and throwing them in Produit du Quebec baskets, they look fresh from the grocery store)

It’s St-Jean Baptiste Day here in Quebec, also known as Fete Nationale (National Hoilday). Last night most of the province was out partying. Today people generally have a BBQ and share a few beers. It’s pretty wet out there though, so I decided to just stay home and clean. When my mom called to ask if I wanted to go to Marché 440 with her and my dad I was 99% sure it would be closed, but I said yes just to get out of the house.

Turns out I was wrong.

My trip to the market was unexpected, so I wasn’t looking for anything in particular. I decided to only buy products from Quebec, and ended up with a pretty random collection.

Quebec Radishes.

Pretty little multi-coloured carrots.

Quebec Asparagus.

Now, what do I do with all this stuff?


8 thoughts on “Bonne St-Jean!

  1. What a great looking bounty! I love going to the market for super fresh produce. It always makes a meal more enjoyable knowing where your produce comes from.

  2. I love going to the market, you get so much for so little and it’s always such a nice atmosphere. Lucky you to find all this! If it were me, I’d savour it all and just have it as simply as possible.

  3. Ooh, I miss Quebec. I went to school there for a short while and it’s one of those places you just don’t forget. Especially now that I see all your beautiful food pictures :)

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