Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Paris, A little walk

the little courtyard is almost tropical even on this gray gray day.

a walk down rue st victoire, my favorite little shortcut to the rue des ecoles

To Eric Kasyer for some sweets

And to the Place Maubert for flowers!

Monday, September 29, 2008

happy birthday emily from paris!

Today is my niece's 18th birthday. Old enough to vote, old enough to know better. Happy Birthday old girl...(here, modeling her birthday present, a special bonbon).

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Last day home and a See you in Paris...

First walked over to the farmers market this damp gray morning. Tonight we'll have our last dinner together for 12 days... I was thinking some braised artichokes and potatoes and I'd roast the butternut squash and sweet potatoes with honey (for my honey).

then walk home on a wet fall day.

getting packed

took in the last little harvest and all the plants inside

And tomorrow I leave this, the view from out my front door...

For this.
See you in Paris everyone!

did you watch the debate?

photo from the NY Times

Friday, September 26, 2008


Photos by Mrs. French

I just learned this morning that one of my most favoritist blogger friends just did something amazing. She opened her own shop here and is selling her gorgeous photographs. I've been loving her work from afar since I "met" her via her wonderful blog Bliss. I always feel her vignettes shout the strength of the small things and find the whispers of beautiful landscapes, Her colors so delicately and softly antiqued, and every drop of light is ready to dance! They are just where I want to be when life isn't always so sweet...

The ones above are on my wish list, for sure...

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

A little easy Fall

This little acorn from a walk to the grocery store.

My favorite things about early Fall: Acorns. Pumpkins. Wild Mushrooms. Leeks.

Easy Fall Meal
Sauteed Wild Mushrooms and Leeks with butter, fresh sage, tarragon & thyme*

Roasted Squash (this one is a beautiful Delicata) (about 40 min. at 350)
drizzled with light honey and fresh chopped chives & mint.

* this can also be the base to poach a fish like cod, haddock, flounder or sole.
Just lay the fish on top, add s&p to taste, 1/2 c. white wine and simmer 'til fish is done.