We haven't posted for a few weeks because we've been getting ready for our planning trip to Ukraine--and here we are! Many more posts to come from the road these next few weeks, but to start, some mouth-watering photos from two Kyiv markets this past week. Berries, stone fruits, herbs for canning, and young garlic, radishes, and greens were in full beautiful bloom. Enjoy!
Raspberries displayed in hand-made splint baskets.
Gooseberries, blackberries, raspberries.
So many berries, including at center, tiny wild strawberries. And now for the greens...
Cucumbers, radishes, greens. Notice how the staples of cabbage and potatoes take a back seat in the summer months.
Dill and grape leaves packaged together to make a pickling bouquet.
Chanterelle mushrooms, gathered about two hours away and brought to the market for sale.
Carrots and hot peppers.
We've arrived in Donetsk, in eastern Ukraine, an entirely different landscape to explore. Stay tuned!