Shopping, La Carriga and Cooking Lessons

24 Sep

1. A took us shopping today to a Chinese bazaar and a Moroccan food store. Much later in the afternoon we also went to a Spanish supermarket. I love shops from other cultures with their beautiful, vibrant displays. The lovely lady in the Chinese shop gave us each a fan as it has been a very, very hot day of about 30*She could see that I was melting in the heat!





2. A short train ride took us to La Carriga, a very pretty little town with some very interesting features: a ‘telescope’ with a picture show inside of photos of the old town, just in front of the building itself, a beautiful Biloba tree in a small green with a delightful sign nearby asking us not to tread on the flowers, small markers in the ground that showed where bombs fell in the Spanish Civil War,a lovely tile bread shop sign and two piggies on the door handles of the all-things-pork shop.
When we arrived back in Granollers, the lovely train guard held the train up for several minutes as he could see a family rushing to catch it!

My photos are not all in the right order as I am learning how to do these posts on my iPad and it’s not as editable as the usual way! I’m sure you’ll find your way around!

3. Today I have learned to cook with A. First we made Potato Beignets which A learned to make from her brother’s Mother in Law, last week when she visited her brother in Italy and tonight we have made a scrumptious Senegalese marinated tuna dish.















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4 responses to “Shopping, La Carriga and Cooking Lessons

  1. Kathleen Richardson

    September 28, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    Interesting pic of the train depot. The “overhang” looks bigger than the rest of the building and I can’t imagine what’s holding it up. Lovely markets!

    • mybeautfulthings

      September 29, 2012 at 9:13 am

      You are right! There must be some strong and long beams in there somewhere! 🙂

  2. Choc Chip Uru

    September 25, 2012 at 12:01 am

    What a beautiful trip my friend, I love it’s history 🙂
    And delicious dishes!

    Choc Chip Uru

    • mybeautfulthings

      September 25, 2012 at 9:46 pm

      The history was fascinating. The whole short trip has been lovely! 🙂


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