Travelling is a fantastic thing. You meet new people, get to know their culture and try their food. But what if a country’s food doesn’t go very well with your usual diet? What if you eat lots of veggies and fruits on an average day but that said country loves meat, potatoes, bread, cheese and eggs? Then you make the best out of it, have a great time anyway and enjoy every second. And the moment you come back home you storm to the supermarket to buy fresh salad greens, seasonal vegetables and local fruits. At least that’s what I did after coming back from Romania yesterday.
I dropped my suitcase in the hallway, said a quick hello to my cats and went off to buy some nourishing food. The local fruit vendor was my first stop. Among other things I bought some of the last juicy strawberries of this summer. Surprisingly they are still in season despite being it September. But then again strawberry season seems to vary greatly in the Northern hemisphere. In Egypt it goes from late December to February because that’s when it’s least hot. In Germany strawberries taste best between June and August when it’s the warmest. And here in Turkey strawberry season is going strong since May, except for a few weeks when it was too hot for anything to grow. That was also the time when it was difficult finding fresh greens….