Tuesday, March 23, 2010
This little piggy went to market
Groceries are a lot more expensive in Australia...unless you buy them at an actual market rather than a supermarket. Luckily for me, the largest market in Melbourne, Queen Victoria Market, is located about halfway between my workplace and apartment. I arrived in Melbourne in time to catch the last of the summer night market, which basically exists to give people an excuse to drink sangria outdoors, a mission I fully support. I returned last Saturday morning to catch the market in its more typical state- butchers and fishmongers (love that word, it sounds so Olden Tymes) hollering out their specials, and fruits and vegetable stands as far as the eye can see. They even sell live animals, although I suspect that people aren't buying ducklings as pets. I passed on the live poultry but did pick up some eggplants to make this. Yummy!