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Flowers for Monday

Why not buy yourself some posies today?


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A Tempting Day in Paris

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?

It is the gorgeous red peonies of which I speak. The ones that were 40 euros for 5 stems.

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:

Whoa- this is a family blog- for the most part.

No, I didn’t go to the zoo.

Not really a clue, but isn't it pretty?

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.


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