I promised that my next and last China post would be about my favorite thing we did there, but when I was going through the rest of my photos last night to edit, I found these beauties.
When driving to the Great Wall, we saw tons of produce stands along the sides of the road. After passing by a few others, we decided it would be a good idea to stop and get some fuel for the day. I'm so glad we did.
The stand owner was so friendly and kind (even with the language barrier it was easy to tell). She let us sample all of the fruit as we looked around, some familiar and some not: apples, pears, peaches, persimmons, pomegranates, jujube, Chinese lantern plants, and more.
We also saw fresh duck eggs, mounds and mounds of black walnuts (which we also tried - they were delicious), and the biggest squash I've ever seen. It was refreshing to take a moment to focus on something small and familiar, before we were to do something huge (like see the Great Wall :)
I'll be back soon with the final post from China! I also spent this past Sunday night in the kitchen, and can't wait to share a couple recipes. Thanks for being here!