Rapid River, MI Farmers Market

Cajun French: le boulanger (lu boo-lon-jā) – baker

Michigan is amazingly very rural. Because of this there are great number of farmers, or people who live on lots of land and raise large gardens. The makes for great Farmers Markets and our last market to shop in Delta County was Rapid River Farmers Market. The market is on Wednesday afternoon in downtown Rapid River. For a small community, the market offered a good variety of items along with entertainment. Continue reading “Rapid River, MI Farmers Market”

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Gladstone MI Farmers Market

Cajun French: le poisson (lu poo-a-son) – fish

Fresh Whitefish from Lake Michigan

We were camped on the Eastern shore of Little Bay de Noc, way up at the North-Western end of Lake Michigan. Across the bay is the small town of Gladstone which hosts a farmers market on Mondays. The market has afternoon hours so we toured the town during the morning (that is another blog), enjoying the waterfront and lighthouse. We were told the market has a fisherman selling his fresh catch, always changing. Our radars were honed in on fresh fish. Continue reading “Gladstone MI Farmers Market”

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Escanaba MI Farmers Market

Cajun French: l’ail (l’a-ee) – garlic

 

Arriving in Delta County MI we thought we had arrived in farmer market utopia. For a small in population (approx 37,000) county, there are three markets. We had an option of Saturday or Wednesday markets and we shopped them all. Each offered a variety of items with some vendors selling at all markets. We were in the area only a week yet we got to know a few of the farmers and enjoyed talking with them. Continue reading “Escanaba MI Farmers Market”

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Rapid River Pub – Rapid River, MI

Cajun French: la sacalait (la sak-a-lā) – perch (white)

Friday Night Fish Fry is a big event in Michigan’s UP and we wanted to enjoy the festivities. These are not your regular restaurant menu items. You find a fish fry at local churches, VFW Halls, bars and various organizational benefits. It was not until we reached Rapid River that we were able to enjoy this UP tradition. Continue reading “Rapid River Pub – Rapid River, MI”

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Farmers Market – Iron Mountain MI

Cajun French: le sirop (lu see-rō) – syrup

After enjoying breakfast at B’s Cafe, we headed over to the farmers market. This Saturday was sunny with cool weather; our first escape from southern heat and perfect shopping weather. The market is held in a parking lot downtown and is good size, offering a large variety of items. With basket in tow we began our shopping adventure. Continue reading “Farmers Market – Iron Mountain MI”

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La Pines Café – Slidell, LA

We travel the US in our RV and are always looking for local spots to visit. Breakfast out is one of our favorites and we thought we had found the perfect spot. Did our research, read reviews and headed to La Pines Cafe. Arrived to a crowded parking lot, another good sign. Walked in and found the seating more than we expected and were told to sit anywhere, another good sign. We had hardly warmed our chairs when the server brought menus and took our coffee order, another good sign. Coffee arrived bold and hot, another good sign. At this point we are thinking we are really going to like this place. Placed our order and enjoyed our coffee.

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Fish en Papillote

Cajun French:  le poisson (lu poo-a-son) – fish

 

While traveling we are not always able to buy fresh fish and we had been fresh fish deprived for a while. Heading back to south Mississippi, we knew fresh fish was waiting. Laurie enjoys fish en papillote and had not had it for some time. John’s creative juices started flowing and below is the result.

Mais C’est Bon!

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Chicken Pasta Salad

Cajun French:  le poulet farci (lu poo-lā far-see) – baked chicken


There are numerous, too many to count, of chicken pasta salad recipes. Why another one? We saw the basics of this recipe on Facebook and decided to make it our own. We gave ours a Mediterranean flair with a kick of Cajun and wow, it worked!

Mais C’est Bon!

 

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