Several years ago we visited the lakeside (and very picturesque) town of Annecy, France. We walked through an outdoor food market and discovered a vendor selling homemade herb mixes and spices. I purchased a small bag, but after tasting them on roasted potatoes back home, I wished I'd bought an entire pound. The taste far surpassed anything found in the States.
When I discovered a similar vendor at the outdoor market in Sarlat, I vowed to never have those same regrets again. I bought enough to last me another seven years...I hope! Here are a few pictures showing just a few of her delicious spices and other related dried fruits, mushrooms & locally grown nuts. My version of heaven :)