Crab, shrimp and langoustine are cleaned and presented for customers visiting the daily market in Malaga, Spain, all of the above and much more harvested on the same day from the Mediterranean sea . . .
Visiting market offers intimate glimpse . . .
As previously mentioned we visited the food market in Malaga, Spain. One of our priorities for sure. It has been of more interest to us for many years now to learn about what people grow and harvest and catch and raise and cull to bring to the table to eat. We believe this information and interest provides a greater understanding of the people and the place than do historic buildings and museums and monuments.
When we visit a new city, the market is always one of the first locales we look for and visit, most times a crash course in the resident culture on a colorful stage. Markets are where you find out secrets that the museums don’t tell you– what people eat in the intimacy of their own homes. Fresh fish and/or salad? Lamb? Or organ meats? And here in southern Spain at least, there is a wide variety of organ meats on the market chopping blocks.
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Skewered squid, sardines and langoustine on an open fire on the Mediterranean beach . . .
Weather with temperatures hovering in the young 30’s every day leaves few other choices as good as the beach. Especially when the locals crowd along the Mediterranean shore and the “on-beach” restaurants are 200 yards apart, stretching for miles.
Crowds of the hometown stripe usually fill the best restaurant, and all a visitor needs do is wait out the first call and grab a seat. And that’s just what we did.
Everything is cooked on the beach, barely out of the ocean for any time, and is turned out on a plate as delicious as we’ve ever enjoyed. Fish,, mussels, conches, crabs, oysters, clams, mussels, shrimp, langoustine, lobster, and garlic and olive oil and fresh bread, and cold beer. and an enjoyable vista to say the least. Here’s a peak for you . . .
Automobiles of the "Designer Age" held a good portion of the museum floor in Malaga. The permanent collection was a lt more than a car show.
In travelling one seldom fails to find comparisons to places, events, foods and life in general. In this regard, Spain is a bit of a mystery. Where we’ve experienced class dynamics in visits to various European countries, these class structures don’t appear to exist here.
The streets of the “old city” area of Malaga are filled with people during the day and into the evening. At breakfast at one of the hundreds of street cafés orders of strong coffee and a sweet are consumed to fortify facing another sunny day. Street people are invisible, or simply don’t exist in numbers. Fashion is important and literally everyone is beautifully dressed. And by evening's dinner hour, which here is 8:00 p.m. and later, the patio restaurants are named and the walkways are moving with humanity, all dressed to the 9's!
This aspect of visual importance carries over to near every side of life in Spain. Store fronts, save the odd corner “mini-markado”, are perfectly clean, corner to corner visuals of the outlets products on their best display. And employees are fitted out to standards, best described by a North American, in their Sunday best. Every day!
The entrance to the Malaga, Spain's Automobile Museum is just a hint of what the interior would have on display. And the price of admission compares to the price of a beer at most pubs in South Dundas . . . Our acquaintenances in the Golden Gears gang would have been thrilled to spend a few hours here . . .
The Legislative Page program allows Grade 7 and 8 students to spend three weeks at Queen’s Park, learning how the Provincial Parliament works while continuing their school studies in key subjects. The application process is competitive and the deadline to submit applications is November 15th this year for Grade 8 students. Grade 7 students can choose to apply for either of the next spring or fall sessions of the Legislature, and the deadlines are November 15th and June 15th respectively.
“Our Pages make our ridings proud and can use this experience to broaden their knowledge of how provincial and Canadian parliamentary democracy works” MPP Jim McDonell stated. “Between their legislative and academic work, a page’s day can be very intense. The skills and knowledge acquired through the page program will serve them well in their future academic and professional endeavors”
Many former Pages have gone on to become highly involved in political and civic life. The program helps build confidence, leadership and forges lifelong friendships among youth from across the Province.
“I encourage all Grade 7 and 8 students from Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry to consider this opportunity” MPP McDonell stated.
The application can be completed online at www.ontla.on.ca
It is time once again to honour those residents who go above and beyond to make life better for their Dundas County neighbours. Linking Hands has launched its 2017 Dundas County Good Neighbour Award campaign. Nominations are being accepted until midnight, Tuesday, October 31st, 2017. There are two categories, one award available for youth (18 years of age and under) and one intended for adults (19 years of age and up) in each of North Dundas and South Dundas.
“Volunteerism is thriving in Dundas County thanks to the many wonderfully generous and compassionate people we have living in our midst,” Linking Hands coordinator Sandy Casselman said. “People of all ages volunteer in a number of ways, both small and large, from one-time contributions to ongoing volunteerism.”
Linking Hands introduced its Good Neighbour Award several years ago in recognition of the vast number of volunteers working quietly behind the scenes in many sectors throughout Dundas County. The recognition program began with a focus on adult nominees. In 2015 a youth component was added. The 2015 youth winners were Mallory Trizisky (South Dundas) and Eric Mikkonen (North Dundas). In 2016, however, there were no youth nominees.
“This year, we would like to see some of our many amazing youth volunteers nominated,” Casselman said. “We know there are many young people throughout Dundas County who contribute to their communities in many ways and we want to show them they’re appreciated for who they are and what they do.”
Nomination forms can be downloaded at Linking Hands website, linkinghandsdundas.ca, or can be picked up at House of Lazarus in Mountain, the South Dundas Municipal Centre in Morrisburg, the Township of North Dundas Office in Winchester, or any one of the Dundas County branches of the SD&G County Library. Completed forms can be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or to any of the above-mentioned pick up locations.
"You just have to mention there’s a new Norm Foster show at The Playhouse and the Box Office phone starts ringing’" laughs Artistic Director Donnie Bowes. "But when you have an ace director and dynamite cast to boot, you know this hit comedy is going to be a great way to end a fantastic season!"
Halfway There, is Foster’s sparkling new comedy, runs Thursday, September 7th through Sunday, October 1st. This presentation is directed by Playhouse veteran and Orillia Opera House Artistic Director, Jesse Collins, who has also directed such hit productions of other Foster plays such as The Affections of May and Bedtime Stories.
Don’t miss out on Linking Hands’ fall lineup
They’re back—Linking Hands’ free monthly events, Lunch and Learn and Tea and Talk, are kicking off their fall lineups this month.
First up is Lunch and Learn’s “Managing Arthritis and Chronic Pain” presentation Monday, September 18th, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. James Anglican Church in Morrisburg. Lunch will be provided by the church, while Winchester District Memorial Hospital’s Kim Paterson will lead the discussion. This event is open to everyone of all ages.
Anyone looking to join the Morrisburg and District Canadian Club is urged to take note. The 2017-18 line-up of speakers has be secured and the Morrisburg Legion Ladies Auxiliary dinner meeting menus have been selected.
Wednesday, October 18th meeting will be turkey dinner with all the fixings prepared by the Legion' kitchen masters. This meeting will be in celebration of Canada's 150th. To change the tempo slightly we have chosen, instead of a speaker for the evening, a musical duo, Gertrude Letourneau and her husband. Gertrude is a talented singer and flutist and here husband will accompany her on various instruments. Wear your best Red and White, and if you are artistic we welcome volunteers to bring along table centrepieces for the occasion.
On Wednesday, November 15, Andre Pommier of Cornwall's Pommier Jewellers. Andre is an award winning jeweller and goldsmith, and will enlighten us with the details of mining and producing Canada's diamonds. The dinner menu will be roast beef.
The spring dates and speakers include, on Wednesday, March 21, 2018, Norma Domey, a Past President of Toastmasters International, who will tell us about her relative Viola Desmond, the first woman to be on the front of a banknote. Norma's presentation will be heard following a wonderful pork dinner.
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