Saturday, April 9, 2011

La Cruz Sunday Market

IMG_0464While this post may be somewhat out of context, I’ve been meaning to post these photos of the Sunday Market held, well, each Sunday in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, this quaint and beautiful town that we’ve called home for the last little while as we prepare for our ‘jump’ across the Pacific.  Although small, the market is a top-IMG_0466notch market for anywhere.  It used to be in the town square but has been shifted over a few blocks to be located right beside the Fish Market at the water’s edge. It’s location adds to the whole experience: you can enjoy the breathtaking beauty of Banderas Bay as you shop or visit with friends. Scents of home-cooked tamales, IMG_0467spinach and mushroom empanadas, and delectable pastries greet you long before you arrive.  We’ll miss the live music, the local crafts, the fresh produce (I found dill!) and other delicacies.  Our favorite stops have involved the purchase of flax seed tortillas, smoked mozarella, huge bunches of basil and mint, and fresh IMG_0477
*crusty* bread.  We have never missed any stall that involves tasting – all kinds of sauces, dips, and marinades including humous, tahini, and chimichurri.  We’ve found fresh pure organic peanut butter and almond butter.  As for the crafts, there are many one-of-a-kinds.  Fresh orange juice in a huge supersized cup costs IMG_047820 pesos (about $1.75).  We haven’t missed one since we’ve been IMG_0479here.


-Barb in La Cruz

1 comment:

  1. That's the advantage of living at the seacoast - fresh food markets. You'll still get to savour their flavors for a short time while at sea.