Time Machine to London-Borough Market!!!!

Have you heard of Borough Market? Have you been there!?

Well, if the answer is “No” let me introduce you to the culinary braingasm that is London’s Borough Market.

It’s basically a farmer’s market on steroids, with a past stretching back to 1014!
Ummm….yeah…That is seriously old.

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It is impossible for me to do this place justice in one post.
I didn’t have the opportunity to take as many photos as would be needed to really explain the massiveness and sheer volume of edible delights waiting within.

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But I would love to share with you the photos I did get, and the spoils that I took home with me!

Where to begin?!

The Juice Bar!

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Of course, being the juice lover that I am, I cut a path through the insane swarms of people directly to the juice bar without any previous knowledge of its existence.

I have the gift.

This finding was quickly matched by my next discovery of the Indian spices/chutney stall where I sampled very very spicy things and made happy/painful faces.

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Which was followed by the joyful arrival to the chocolate area, where my face-making turned to lustful amazement.

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And the gigantic vats of Paella! And the samples of Paella! Yummmm

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Mussels!!

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I had to have my own!

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This place is simply unreal.
I could spend an entire day here. Just eating. Everything.

Look at those Tomatoes. Just look at them! With your eyes!

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Fungi!

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Squids!

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Exclamation Marks!!!!!

My Personal Spoils!

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Tomatoes, the most delicious lemon & garlic olives on Earth, crusty sourdough round, baguette, elderflower & apple juice, brie, local honey, local raspberry preserves, drunken cheese, and lemon & rose turkish delights…

SNACKY TIME!

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This…

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is…

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the Life.

This is all I have, FOR NOW. Trust me, there will be so much more Borough Market coverage in the VERY near future.

http://www.boroughmarket.org.uk/

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So where were we six months ago?

Ah! Arizona! Yes. I went to visit my best friend Abigail…it’s all coming back to me now.

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There were lots of treats consumed in Arizona.
Specifically Sedona, Jerome, & Cottonwood.
Home of everything magical, mystical, and holistic.

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I ate quite a bit of yummy vegan and vegetarian fare and visited the cutest little breakfast/gelato cafe.
Also, a visit to candy mountain (sort of) and a cute wine bar with an insanely scrumptious foccacia appetizer.

Let us begin!

The following delights are from New Frontiers in Sedona…

Kale salad that made my face happy.

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The best cold falafel I have ever eaten, also from New Frontiers grocery store.

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Deviled eggs (because they are delicious)

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Pear and Mesclun salad.

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Magic healing bars!

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Now, onto my breakfast at Crema Cafe in Cottonwood, AZ.

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THINGS TO EAT! Just my kinda place!

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Quick and gorgeous little egg & cheese croissant delivered by the sweetest server.

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Close-up!

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Pretty much the lightest, fluffiest, most breakfasty cloud of sunshine you could possibly introduce your taste buds to.

Oh, and the super sweet server!

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Isn’t she just adorable?

AND, there was gelato!

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Unfortunately, I didn’t get to sample the gelato as the croissant was the size of my face and very filling!

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Scones & biscotti

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Who wants to take a trip to candy mountain?

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Rock candy in everyone’s favorite flavor “BLUE”

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SCOOPS!

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There was a time in my life where I would have attempted to eat all of these lollies in one sitting.

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Finally, the Focaccia to put all other Focaccia to shame at Grapes Restaurant & Bar in Jerome, AZ.

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It doesn’t look like much, but trust me, a little olive oil or marinara dipping action and you have a masterpiece of textures and flavors that satiate all carb-loading desires.

Crunchy, pillowy, buttery, sweet, savory…

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MOUTH MAGIC!

http://grapesjerome.com/
http://www.cremacoffeeandcreamery.com/