Twice a year vendors from around Europe mosey on over to our base to showcase their products. As Americans, we’re eager to get as much loot from this lovely continent, so we all flock to the bazaar—aka shopping extravaganza—and browse the selection with googly-eyes.
Over the past year and a half we’ve bought a few things, but because this past weekend was our last bazaar, we really went to town. Our wallet is hurting right now, but since everyone tells us that these are one-in-a-lifetime things we’re buying (that will hopefully actually last our lifetime), we better take advantage of it and buy everything. …At least that’s how we’re justifying our purchases.
The bazaar is held in one of the hangers on base and it’s typically full
of vendors inside and out. Inside are all of the European booths and
outside are food booths that different squadrons and organizations run.
The food this weekend was awesome! Fried oreos (I didn’t try any, but should have), fried pickles (channeled my inner pregnant lady and seriously enjoyed these), Asian food, burgers, turkey legs, root beer floats, grilled cheese sandwiches…you name it, they had it!
|my husband’s squadron, so I had to take a picture!|
But back to the good stuff. These are the most notable
little gems we picked up at the bazaar last year:
And this time, since it’s our last bazaar, we bought two dozen jars of the best pesto ever, five liters of our favorite olive oil, an olive wood cheese grater from Naples, delicious Gouda from Holland, Speculoos (eat your heart out, Biscoff and TJ’s cookie butter!), several bottles of local wine (with the intention of going back to their wineries to buy cases later) and the following: