Helen de Tartelette m'a taggé pour un questionnaire, mais comme il est long, je le laisse en Anglais sans le traduire en Français. La direction s'excuse donc de l'absence temporaire de traduction dans ce blog. Et d'accord je n'ai pas fait la tarte abricots-pistache d'Eric Kayser, mais j'en ai mangé une du magasin Rue Monge et voulait vous faire part de ma bonne fortune. Cette tarte est dans son livre Les Tartes d'Eric Kayser et dès que je trouverais de bons abricots - il est probablement déjà trop tard pour cela - je la ferai moi-même et partagerai la recette avec vous.
Helen from Tartelette has tagged me for a meme about myself, so here goes (and sorry about the weird formatting, I don't know why it looks like it does). And ok so I didn't make Eric Kayser's apricot-pistachio tart yesterday, but I did eat one from his store and wanted to share my good fortune. This tart is in his book Eric Kayser's Sweet and Savory Tarts and as soon as I actually find some decent apricots, which it may now be too late to do, I will actually make it myself and share the recipe with you.
Remove the blog in the top spot from the following list and bump everyone up one place. Then add your blog to the bottom slot, like so:
2. Vaguetarian Tea Room
5. Saffron & Blueberry
1. Mercedes from Desert Candy
2. Patricia from Technicolor Kitchen
3. Steph from A Whisk and a Spoon
4. Deborah from Taste and Tell
5. Orchidea from Viaggi e Sapori
I was enjoying my summer home in Paris before moving to New York to work. I went for a little trip to Oslo to visit some people and generally lazed about, knowing it would be my last real summer of freedom. There was a temporary scare when my mother's beautiful cat got lost in the not-really jungle behind the house and didn't come back for 3 days (this was a house cat mind you, not at all an explorer of any sort). But all ended well.
I was packing to move between continents and then all my plans changed and I didn't move.
1. Strawberries and whipped cream
5. Dark chocolate squares
I can't decide which five songs to tell you about? A childhood friend of mine likes to joke that 80% of my brain seems to be occupied by song lyrics. I'll just pick five randomly then.
1. Beyond the Sea - Bobby Darin
2. Les Amants d'un Jour - Edith Piaf
3. Kashmir - Led Zeppelin
4. A Day in the Life - The Beatles
5. Beautiful Day - U2
Who says I'm not??? ;-)
but actually at least a couple of things I would do would be to:
1. Travel extensively and discover peoples and lands that I don't yet know.
2. Go do the baking program at Le Cordon Bleu (which doesn't require millions but does require time, and as we all know, time is money).
1. Staying up too late. But I'm a night owl, what can I say?
2. Eating haphazardly, as in, when the fancy strikes me, or noshing all day, which I'm sure isn't actually good for me.
3. Not having enough patience with my parents. Unlike Tartelette however, age does not seem to be improving my behavior.
4. Eating while reading blogs…you all know what that's like, even if you won't admit to it.
2. I love to bake although I am not so lucky as to be a professional baker like Tartelette.
3. Taking Pictures.
4. Doing Arts and Crafts. If I send a handwritten letter, I'll make the envelope for it out of pictures and magazine pages. I'm painting a wooden box right now and learning to paint watercolor. I also like to cross-stitch and am making an ABC set for a friend's baby. I love doing things with my hands, which must be why I like to bake so much.
5. Walking. I like to walk.
Five things you would never wear again:
1. My go-go boots, I don't think I can pull them off anymore.
4. No more Doc Marten boots, I'm way past the age 13-18 combat zone.
5. A bright red juicy couture shirt that I had and that I'm not sure was decent in some ways.
1. The Internet. Must I explain this?
3. My Computer: aside from the internet, for all the other nifty things I can do with it.
5. My Video Camera: because it's cool to record things for posterity, or just for fun.