Last week end our village entered the holiday mood hosting a medieval market. Beautiful stalls of food and crafts filled the little plaza. We had mulled wine and gaufres, bought some herbal tea, played with wooden toys. The stall below selling dates and dried fruit was my favorite. The woman who installed it comes from Elche, a little town near Alicante with the biggest palm tree area in Spain. I was completely fascinated by the soft colours of the fresh dates and palm leaves. So much so, I think it will be my decoration theme for the Christmas holiday.
of course, there is no Spanish Christmas without turron of all sorts and all colours
Have you ever seen braided cheese like this ? At first I thought it was some kind of tiny bread but the woman selling it explained it's a type of cheese made in Slovakia. Funny isn't it ?But the cutest were definitely these two !