Saturday, March 17, 2012
A Taste of Spring
There is a wonderful market in Bussum held on Thursdays and that's where we started our day. I love walking through the market and filling up my basket with all sorts of fresh vegetables and fruits, but when the sun is shining the experience gets a golden dimension. It's as though everything looks brighter, fresher and just a tad healthier. I was very happy to see the season's first rhubarb and believe it or not, I even saw a stand selling asparagus. I think those will have to wait though.
Between the market and the end of our day outdoors, which was rounded off with a drink and a nibble at a local cafe, we had a lovely wine lunch and a walk on the beach with our dog Pastis. He even had his first swim! It was a great start to spring, but that wasn't the only reason to celebrate. Earlier that day, I found out that Bouillon, one of the top Dutch food magazines, was due to appear the following week. With my piece on Dutch food in the Golden Age! Exciting! Happy spring!