We had some very tasty treats while we were on the road in France, Belgium and England on our big European antiques buying trip last summer. We did a lot of driving around hunting for antique furniture and vintage chandeliers and we kept our strength up with all kinds of delicious food. The antiques we bought are now arriving in the gallery, having been shipped back to the USA. Each piece that I unwrap makes me think of the food we had on our European trip. Here are some of the tasty treats that we enjoyed on the road:
We enjoyed many different delicious French pastries while we were on our Antiques Buying Trip in France, As you can see from this lovely patisserie display, it's hard to pick just one.
On a slightly healthier note, we also loved browsing the fresh produce at the food markets that you'll see in any French city or village. This is a photo of market day near Saint Hilaire de Harcouet during our Antiques Hunting trip in Normandy.
The same market had a wide array of fantastic cheeses.
If you like cooking seafood, you would have some tempting choices at the Normandy market. Because we were on a road trip, it wasn't very practical for us to buy fresh seafood to prepare, but we certainly had some great restaurant meals!
I remember taking this photo on our last day in France before heading for England. I was going to miss the delicious French pastries and cafe au lait at breakfast!
But on the bright side... while we were hunting around to Find Antique English Grandfather Clocks we got to enjoy the full English breakfast that they fill up on in England, complete with baked beans and mushrooms. I'm not sure why they added a slice of watermelon, it isn't traditional, but it was nice and refreshing!
One of our favorite stops was Antiques Hunting around Lincoln Cathedral. We strolled through the charming medieval town and were astonished at the beauty of Lincoln Cathedral. We couldn't resist a bite of home-made clotted cream fudge while hiking up Steep Hill. (Definitely worth the calories!) This candy store also sold Eton Mess, which is a mix of meringue, strawberries and whipped cream.
Our other European adventure was buying vintage chandeliers in Belgium. We always have a lot of fun trying out the different flavors of potato chips. Only in Belgium...Ketchup Chips! We get them every time we are in Belgium because they are the best chips anywhere. Why Lays does not sell these in the US is beyond us!
The next day's chip selection...Classic Burger flavor! Strange but good!
The July 4th holiday happened while we were busy hunting for Antique Religious Treasures in Belgium. Even though we were far from hom, we had to celebrate Independence Day, so we headed for a supermarket to find a celebratory bottle of beer. But what to choose? There was such a huge selection.
It was so hard to narrow down the Belgian beers to just one, so this was our final selection of choices. I picked two! Happy 4th July from Belgium!