French Picnic On The Beach

We scored some great organic veggies the other day at The Farmer’s Market. What does one do with all those veggies? One makes caponata (click here for recipe) of course! And everyone knows that a good caponata needs some really good French baguette bread, so off we went to visit our fave French baker. I ordered two baguettes and two croissants. I didn’t dare order a pattissiere (pastry) because I knew the temptation would be too overwhelming for me to resist. Bread alone, it was!

beach picnic8 the baker.jpg - 1
The baker himself was out and about helping customers!
beach picnic8 bakery.jpg - 1
How can one resist these delights? Trust me, it was very hard!
beach picnic1 bread.jpg - 1
The most amazing French bread, our caponata, spring water…….AND…..
beach picnic7.jpg - 1
The view from our car dashboard window! Yes, we stopped eating & went for a walk!

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

We finished our day with a shared cappuccino and a gelato. After all, we were in Venice. Even if it was the one that’s in Florida.

Live well and prosper, my friend. Live well and prosper.


    • Thank YOU. You gave my butt some inspiration to just get out there and move it! LOL. Sometimes I take our beaches for granted and I should never do that.


  1. NEVER take your beaches for granted because ALL of them are beautiful! I miss that my daughter doesn’t live there anymore. It makes for an awesome excuse to get down there. What a wonderful outing you guys had. Sure beats the Chipotle and Target run Joe and I did yesterday. LOL It is now sleeting (yay February!), so we will be nestled in the house reading good books before we head over to a friend’s house for the Superbowl (which I’m totally not interested in the football, just the visiting and eating…)
    Hope you are starting to feel amazing! xoxo

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sleet? Ugh. Don’t miss that stuff.
      Enjoy the Super Bowl visiting and eating part. I totally agree with that too!
      Thanks, as always, for your comment.


    • The French baker told me he only uses butter imported from France for his croissants. They are to die for! So nice that we get to travel but without an airline ticket. So fun!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.