The days are getting a bit colder and a bit more grey here in Paris. It still seems like a nice change and I’m loving it. For now.
I saw these at the market this morning and wanted them something fierce, but good sense prevailed. But can you blame me for thinking about it for a few minutes?
I usually get scolded by at least one vendor at the market, but today I escaped with only mild laughter when I asked if they had basil. I guess it’s not a winter herb around here. News to me- it was always at HEB in the winter. So much to learn.
This afternoon I went someplace cultural. Here are some visual clues:
No, I didn’t go to the zoo.
It was the Musee d’Orsay, and I went on a guided tour of a special exhibition entitled Beauty, Morals, and Voluptuousness in the England of Oscar Wilde. There were some naughty bits in there, my friends. Let’s just say the rhino was but a prelude, and leave it at that.
Between the metro and the entrance to the museum I passed a window with these gorgeous meringues that I had to snap for you. They seem to be filled with some kind of cream, and I would love to investigate just what that does to a meringue. Let me know if that is something you would like me to research and report back to you on. Really- it’s no trouble.
And because the subject of temptations seems to be recurring in this post, I will conclude with the treat that was delivered to my kitchen this evening, straight from the kitchen of the Cordon Bleu. I have no doubt that it will be as delicious for breakfast as it was for dessert tonight.
That’s it for my Wednesday in Paris. I hope yours was full of temptations, too, with a few naughty bits thrown in, just to make sure you were paying attention. Feel free to share. That’s what the “comments” box is for.