Cici and Vesna took us into Kikinda from their nearby village of Kozarci so I could see the open air market, and we could see some of the sights as well as the beautiful Austro-Hungarian architecture in this region. Above are bags of home made pasta for the famous chicken soup everyone serves before every meal here. I know Pava has made some for us to take home with us. Honestly, I cannot tell the difference in the flavour between the home made noodles of this tiny size to the ones I purchase in the Italian Centre Store at home. But, hers have a lot of loved worked into the dough, and though they are dirt cheap to buy, they are even cheaper to make on your own. And, you do have control of the ingredients.
The town was actually breathtaking. The flowers and parks and architecture very Western European in feeling. I was not prepared for the massiveness of the open air market. Only once before in Aux-en-Provence in the South of France did I see such a vast display of wares for sale. You could by anything and everything here, and cheaper than in any nearby store. The market was packed.
See all the kitchen ware and household items?
Beautiful frees range organic eggs. The ones selling for 10 dinars each would be about 20 cents each in Canadian dollars.
These tomatoes (50 dinars a kilo) would be about 95 Canadian cents per kilo.
Under ware anyone?
Now that is garlic from the farm! No one would buy it in this condition at a market at home, but it was pennies a kilo here.
These hot peppers are absolutely gorgeous. They were selling for 3 dinars each (5 cents Canadian).
Kale, , spinach: very different spinach than we eat at home. The flavour is somewhat similar.
Seed, Seeds, Seeds! Kikinda is the region for sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds. I have not seen any of these in any other open air market, yet. Above are special varieties of honey to cure specific ailments.
Again, gorgeous. I find open the fresh fruits, vegetables, and the interesting people at open air markets captivating works of art.
That is it. Massive and fun and now off to see some sites like the city Museum and the remains of a mammoth that was found in this region by”¦..