I travelled to Paris as a gift to myself in the year that I turned 60...
(with the encouragement and support of my beloved husband!)
For many decades I had a dream about visiting Paris and I had always had other commitments...bills, a mortgage and a job.
I retired and started to save in earnest...
I decluttered my closet and cashed in at the consignment shop.
Sold some knick knacks and saved my pennies.
If wishes were horses then beggars would ride!
It happened...my dream came true!
The sights and sounds were more than I could ever have imagined...
the cobble stoned streets, the shops, the churches, the cafes, the galleries, the fashions...the food!
It really took my breath away...
I felt more "in the moment" and alive than I could ever have imagined.
I smiled all the time!!
I fell under the spell of Paris, and wandered through the streets for hours and hours with an intense energy that I never knew that I had...it was BLISS!
Recreating and resurrecting feelings and the memories that I enjoyed when I was in Paris are easily captured in the flavour department.
Wine, teas, fragrances and food.
a simple omelette and salad
savoured in a street side cafe, a famous Paris museum or here at the cottage
Follow along with me:
heat a non stick pan with a dollop of butter on medium heat
let it gently melt
whisk a few eggs in a bowl
when the butter is melted
gently add the eggs
turn and swirl them in the pan
when they start to firm up a bit
top with some grated cheese
let the cheese sink in and meld
add a tablespoon of capers
(salt and pepper to taste)
swirl a wee bit more and gently
using a wide spatula loosen the edges
when you have the edges loose
roll one side of the omelette over
and make a neat little bundle
add a fresh salad
(a glass of wine!)
Sweep me away...
in my dreams!
~ Be Well and Be Kind ~