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Strawberries again. And swordfish. (Morocco)

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

During this 3 day quick come-and-go trip to Morocco, I finally managed to make a run every day. I only had 30 mins, so I did interval training.

I had the chance to taste the first strawberries of the new season, mainly shipping for the fresh market. They are sooo good looking and tasty. Oh, I love my job! Many of my colleagues are saturated with strawberries, but somehow, I am still fascinated by these fruits. In fact, before working here, I didn't really care about strawberries, but here, over time, I got into it.

On this evening pic, you can see my favourite place in Asilah, a restaurant called Casa Garcia. It's owned by a Spanish man. They are specialized in seafood, and there's not really a menu, everything is shown in the glass-doored fridge that is available to eat. Everything is fresh from the sea. It's that type of restaurant that is exquisite cuisine, but not expensive, not a posh place. I got the insider tip from a colleague working there for years before.

I ordered mixed salad - somehow simple vegetable salad taste extremely joyful, salad de fruit de mer, swordfish, icecream, and tropical fruit salad. I asked about the side dish, and my worry was justified, so I asked to exchange the pile of french fries to steamed vegetables. And all this wonder for the same cost as a workday lunch in Austria.

What I find interesting in Morocco's cuisine, is that very healthy, fresh, organic, low calorie food is on offer in the same way as, fat rich, heavy food. For example, Taijine, which is steamed chicken/beef with vegetables dish, and heavy in fat grilled ribs with french fries are similar price items on the menu. In Austria, and Hungary, I only find low calorie items in special restaurants, or as special "fitness" menu items. In Morocco, somehow by tradition it is part of the menu. And most of the raw material is fresh, organic, non-processed.

As for my weekly new habit, brushing my teeth after breakfast, it's in. I had to do it in a rush, in the toilet of the hotel lobby, but it's in.

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    I'm with you - love strawberries. I'm looking forward to strawberry season but it's going to be a few months yet. Enjoyed hearing about Moroccan cooking!
    3087 days ago
    Great building. Sounds like the tooth brushing habit is set - nice job! Also, I love how you get your exercise and healthy eating in - I love the joyful descriptions of tasty food!
    3087 days ago
    Great job....enjoy it! I agree strawberries are always good!

    I'll have to put Morocco onto my list of places to vacation
    3087 days ago
    Keep up the emoticon work !

    3087 days ago
    Oliver! Way to go! Even if it's not the exercise that you are use to, you are still out there doing it! The food sounds so delicious! I can almost taste the strawberries! Thanks for sharing your travel experiences with us! I think many of us enjoy reading about them and seeing the pictures you post!

    Good Habit! Brush those pearly whites!
    3087 days ago
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    Nice work keeping up on your fitness while away from home! I always found that difficult to do.
    3087 days ago
    This all sounds so fascinating! And good for you on the teeth brushing! Way to go Oliver! emoticon
    3087 days ago
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