Friday, August 28, 2009

La Mom's in the Market...

La Mom’s in the market for fresh summer fruit.

Market day is my favorite day, not so much for the sun-caressed cherries and nectarines straight from the French countryside.

It’s for the free samples.

From the mouth-watering Jean-Luc.

Like the season’s first Gariguette strawberries, Jean-Luc always surfaces at my favorite fruit stand sometime in early June. His smoldering eyes get me so flustered that my French flies straight out the window. At the beginning of the summer, I usually stammer something along the lines of “Moi want pêche now.”

But by the end of August, our conversations go a little something like this:

Jean-Luc: Bonjour, Madame. I have something special for you aujourd’hui. The most luscious melon you’ll ever taste. Venez, try a little.

La Mom:
Mmmmm. It’s so juicy.

Jean-Luc: It’s in its prime. But attendez – the figs are even better. Let me open one for you.

La Mom: It’s divine!

Jean-Luc: There’s nothing better than a sun-ripened figue with just a touch of honey dribbled on top.

La Mom to self: Hang on – are we still talking about fruit here?

If anyone has any recipes involving 6 cantaloupes and 3 kilos of figs, let me know…

At the last market day, my eyes were bigger than my stomach.


debbie in toronto said...

you kill me La Mom....always the best laugh of the day

Michelle said...

Too funny!

{Kiki} said...

Thanks for the laughs. I needed them today. Your tweets are HI.Larious as well. Have a great weekend and take care. Enjoy your fruits!

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

You make even grocery shopping funny........didn't know it could be thrilling - lol! I am shopping in the wrong store (or country).

Sarah Alaoui said...

HAHAHHAA to last line!

le banc moussu said...

That's why shopping in Paris is so funny and why in Paris you have to have your coffee every morning au comptoir.
Hi from a parisian guy in love with his town and his past life in America.

SuZ said...

Ha ha ha.... ha ha ha.

Are all Paris men like this? :)

Anonymous said...

Oh la la -- every suburban housewife's dream! I'm booking my plane ticket to Paris ASAP!

carrieitly said...

Melon granitas, gelatos & cremes.

Fig jams, some with a bit of peperoncino (chili). The heat is gorgeous in your mouth... you'll have to gift a jar to Jean-Luc.


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