My day started with a workout in the Hotel's gym and pool and a browse through one of the malls. I'm still fantasizing about fabulous footwear.
Fortunately, the permanent shops were still there ... and my drooling begins...
Here's a recipe if you choose to make some yourself. But I digress.
Epices de Cru - a fantastic world of spices and more.
Costas Halavrezos at the Historic Farmers Market here in Halifax. Naturally I couldn't miss the opportunity to spend some time in their emporium that transports you to magical other worlds.
Turkish aleppo pepper and Mexican Tlalelolco rub and a new member of my collection Guajillo Chile flakes because of this recipe for Sweet & Sour Maple Syrup Salsa. One of the absolute joys of visiting the shop is the introduction to totally new flavors. Just pick up a tin and ask about it. There are samples to sniff and discussions about how to use them. My latest discovery.. Panch Phoran - an Indian masala. There are five recipes on the Epices de Cru website, but the server in the shop told me he often just toasts some in a dry skillet and then add them to sauteed or roasted vegetables. I plan on trying it out this week with some cauliflower.
And yes, we did visit family and enjoyed that as well.
Getaway Farm Butchers at the Seaport Market here in Halifax) with some Tlalelolco rub and a green salad with a simple vinaigrette.
I'd love to hear about your favorite market, food emporium or at the very least, your favorite spices.