Coincidence

“When spring came, even false spring, there were no problems except where to be happiest.” - Ernest Hemingway

It can’t be a coincidence that today is the first day of spring, National Happiness Day (Why is there just one day?), and La Journée internationale du macaron!

It can’t be a coincidence that today is the first day of spring, National Happiness Day (Why is there just one day?), and La Journée internationale du macaron!

Champagne macarons from Le Rêve

Champagne macarons from Le Rêve

Bûche de Noël

(360/365) « La période des fêtes, c'est comme la bûche de Noël : il faut savoir la savourer avant de la finir sans s'en rendre compte. » - Hanluo Taihan

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The bûche de Noël at le Rêve (“A modern twist on the traditional French Yule Log: Cheesecake mousse with pistachio crémeux, vanilla bavarois, and morello cherry cream” garnished with pistachios and snowflake cookies) is pretty and delicious, but if you’d like a sweet treat without the calories, check out the 2018 most beautiful bûches de Noël in Paris.

Le Rêve

Still Life: Cherries

(354/365)

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“... life, by definition, is never still.” - Kurt Vonnegut

French Friday: Les Menus

(306/365)

Menus

« C'est ainsi. On ne voit jamais sur son propre menu ce qui tente les autres. » - Philippe Delerm

La Citrouille

These delicious menus may be enjoyed at La Citrouille in Saint-Germain

10 rue Grégoire de Tours, 75006 Paris • Right next door to La Boutique du Petit Prince

...and if you're still in Halloween mode, here's your vocabulary word of the day: la citrouille (pumpkin!)

Apples

September 5, 2018 (248/365) "Anyone can count the seeds in an apple, but only God can count the number of apples in a seed." - Robert H. Schuller

Backwards

August 28, 2018 (240/365) • I don't advocate "eating your feelings," but stressed spelled backwards is desserts.

Especially Cherries

July 20, 2018 (201/365)

"Live in each season as it passes: breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit." - Henry David Thoreau

... especially cherries!

Summer Berries

July 3, 2018 (184/365)

"Live in each season as it passes: breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit." - Henry David Thoreau

French Friday: French 77 & Champagne Macarons

 le 22 juin 2018 (173/365) • Le Rêve, Wauwatosa, WI

« Le Champagne aide à l'émerveillement. » - George Sand

French 77 Cocktail: 1 oz. St-Germain Elderflower Liqueur, 1/4 oz. Lemon Juice, Champagne, and a twist

Photos du déjeuner avec des amis au Rêve and a treat chez moi:

le macaron du jour - Champagne!

Week 21 - Technical: Product

May 15, 2018 (135/365)

"Creative without strategy is called 'art.' Creative with strategy is called 'advertising.'" - Jef I. Richards

Week 21 - Technical: Product [Imagine your image in a catalog or a magazine. It's not as easy as it sounds.] #dogwoodweek21, #dogwood52, #dogwood2018 • ƒ/2.2, 1/436, ISO32