Sunday, April 10, 2011

The artisans market in Monachil



I was very happy to take part to an artisans market in Monachil yesterday.
Monachil is a very pretty village near Granada at the foot of the Sierra Nevada.
Paloma, a young French/Spanish woman started this market which takes
place every second saturday of the month to promote the artisans around Granada,
in the beautiful setting of the parque de los Aragones.

This market is just starting so it's still a bit slow but I spent a lovely day, meeting gifted people
and selling cupcakes which I made especially for this market
with a few of my paper things.
Did you know that cupcakes in Granada are a total novelty ?
And me well, I'm getting addicted to it !


J'étais très contente d'avoir participé hier à un marché d'artisanat à Monachil.
Monachil est un très joli village près de Grenade, au pied de la Sierra Nevada.
Paloma, une jeune femme française/espagnole a mis sur pied ce marché,
qui a lieu tous les deuxième samedi du mois, dans le but de promouvoir
les artisans de la région de Grenade, dans le cadre fleuri et très vert
du parc de los Aragones.

C'est un nouveau marché, donc il démarre tout doucement et
j'ai passé une journée très agréable à rencontrer des artisans
pleins de talent et à vendre mes cupcakes confectionnés spécialement
pour ce marché avec quelques unes de mes créations en papier.
Saviez-vous que les cupcakes à Grenade, c'est quelque chose de très nouveau!
Et moi...c'est devenu ma nouvelle passion !



and here is my little stand
et voici mon petit stand



I took the pic below at home, the day before going to the market
of the olive bread which was then packed in brown kraft paper
and orange and almond cupcakes which I kept in the icebox once at the market
because it was quite warm.

J'ai pris cette photo à la maison la veille d'aller au marché,
du cake aux olives qui était ensuite présenté dans un emballage de papier kraft
et des cupcakes à l'orange et aux amandes que je gardais dans la glacière,
le jour du marché car il a fait chaud.

and I also made canestrelli....a true Italian delight with lemon zest...
Do you know it ?
I've just discovered the recipe and wanted to try it. Love it!

et j'ai aussi fait des canestrelli....un véritable délice italien au zeste de citron...
Vous connaissez ?
Je viens juste de découvrir la recette et j'ai voulu l'essayer. J'adore !

and here I am.... the happy baker...
(sorry for the pole of the parasol in the middle,
but the cupcakes needed protection against the sun!)


et voici la pâtissière heureuse....

(désolée pour le pilier du parasol en plein milieu
mais il fallait bien protéger les petits cupcakes du soleil!)


Wishing you a sweet week end !


pics : me and last one by Monchéri

15 comments:

ileana said...

Que belleza! From all the paper goodies to the cupcakes...spectacular! Me gusta tu sombrero, chica...you have great style!

maría cecilia said...

Lala, no sabes cómo me gusta que en las ferias de artesanos haya panes hechos en casa, te los hubiera comprado todos!! en casa los amamos!!
siempre te vistes "tres chic" mon amie!!!
cariños

Spangle said...

I wish we had a market like that here! It's wonderful!

The cakes look delicious and your stand also looks very tempting. I hope that you did well.

Great post!

Susana said...

Estás guapísima y yo te hubiera comprado todos esos cupcakes... mmmm!!!

Gina said...

Dear Lala, you must have done well. Everything was so beautifully presented. Markets are a lot of fun. Every once in a while I join our local market and always meet such generous people.

A Thousand Clapping Hands said...

Your stand looks so inviting. I wish I could have attended. Your cupcakes look so delicious...not at all like the cloyingly sweet cupcakes they have here in the states...and that, as Martha says, is a good thing! Yum.
Catherine xx

Caroline said...

Your market stall looked beautiful! Yummy baking!

Theresa Cheek said...

Oh Lala, you must introduce cupcakes to the area! Yours do look very tempting. The lighting in your photos is always so nice...I would love to visit!

Dee said...

How fabulous!

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PK Studios said...

Oh my goodness...so beautiful and delicious looking! Bravo! I wish your market wasn't so far away!!!!

Entre Nous said...

Such a quaint little market, the like of which cannot be found here.

Lovin' your paper crafts, going directly to your Etsy site :}

ladyfi said...

What a sweet and delicious post!

Mademoiselle Poirot said...

Your stall looks beautiful and inviting and those baked goods look absolutely delicious! I sooo know how you feel about being on the market ;-) You've done a great job! xo

Barbara Jordan Dettweiler said...

That looks like the type of market I love to find when traveling, and I would *definitely* have to have some of that olive cake! Beautiful post - thanks for sharing a bit of your beautiful surroundings!
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Mélanie A. said...

J'adore ces marchés , mais bien sur tu devines quel stand je préfère ... le tien . Quel dommage que nous habitions si éloignées l'une de l'autre

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