A couple of weeks ago, I told you about our visit to the white village of Cómpeta for the Night of Wine (Noche del Vino).
Whilst we were there, I noticed a very interesting stall that had lots of local produce for sale. There were not only locally-grown grapes and pasas (grapes left out in the sun to shrivel and sweeten on drying beds), but also an old vine root on display along with the bottled Moscatel wine available in sweet, semi-sweet and dry varieties.
Best of all, look what I´ve just picked from the vines on our land! In the photograph below, you can see that the bunch of grapes on the left is pretty much as you might imagine them to look, but the one on the right has grapes that have started to go brown as they shrivel and sweeten in the sun.
Some people might say that these are best of all to eat right now. Not me, of course! 😉
You might also like to look at these posts:
Competa´s Noche del vino: Night of wine
Patatas a lo pobre: Poor man´s potatoes
Thanks for the yummies, MJ
You´re welcome MJ. Always glad to share!
Hi Amelie – yes, raisins are what we call pasas, here. You´re right, they are juicy, delicious and very sweet. I was only teasing in my post – I love them 😉
We call dry grapes in the US raisins! They ARE really good actually. Have you ever tried one? Can’t knock it til you’ve tried it! 🙂
I drank this posting up!
Lovely photos, Marianne. I love grapes, and I love wine too. 🙂
You and me both 🙂
I love to go to outdoor markets and get local produce. It is always very fresh.
These look like they were just picked. I can just imagine the wonderful flavor.
Very nice …!!!!
P.S. I really like the way your photos pop with this new blog. good job on the upgrade.
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Glad you like the new theme, Isadora 🙂
Outdoor markets are great, aren´t they? Always fresh, usually local and often good value too. Who could ask for more?
Nice one.Great photos!
MMMmmmmmm yum! Beautiful pics as always Marianne, and it makes me want to visit straight away. It’s going to feel like you have a stalker – everywhere you publish pics of, I go there a week later!
Stalk away, Tamara. You would be most welcome alongside me, never mind a week behind!
How fun to travel along with your trip to the market! that old vine is amazing! This dried grapas, Pasas?, are equally so interesting. Not having had an oppty to travel out of the states, I so enjoy seeing the world through others!!
The internet is such a wonderful thing, isn´t it?
I´m glad you enjoyed our trip to the Noche del Vino together 🙂
Thank you for taking the time to comment, it is much appreciated.
Beautiful pictures..looked like I could reach in and pick up a grape 🙂
Please – help yourself! 😉
Wonderful displays they have going there! Now I want grapes…guess it’s off to the shop with me but alas, the supermarket, nothing as nice as what have going there.
I could send you a virtual bunch, if you like? 😉
It’s a step in the right direction, thank you very much!
You are MOST welcome 🙂
*big smile* btw how big is your teddy bear collection?
Too many to mention, sitting on the bed in the spare bedroom, gloating!
Hehe, you addict you! Do you ever dress up like a teddy bear and join them for a picnic?
(That´s private, Marco!) 😉