So, I guess I have some catching up to do.
Let's start with the most worldly of all - our trip to PARIS!
or as I referred to it: "The Pastry Tour of Paris!"
I won't document every stop i made at a patisserie, because that would just be far too long! Here are a few of the highlights:
Oh, to take a course at Lenotre one day! I know there are quite a few throughout Paris, but there just so happened to be one just down the street from our hotel!
What an amazing display of talent!
This one is my favourite: I'm not even sure how they did this - but it is beautiful!
Half an hour later, we were strolling down Avenue des Champs Elysees, and i looked up... and there it was! The pastry Mecca of Paris!
#2) The fabulous Laduree!
Being from the middle of Canada, I can honestly say that I had never tasted a Parisian macaroon... Macaroons in Canada are usually a mixture of coconut and chocolate, and in no way resemble their French cousins. But when I learned of the Parisian macaroon in the 'blogging world'... it sounded beautiful and intriguing... Here is a photo of their beautiful macaroons from one of their window displays:
And I was able to choose from their DOZENS of flavour choices!
Here is a bootlegged picture of some of their beautiful pastries:
Haha, as soon as the lady in line behind me saw me take a picture, she took one... and the guy caught her taking the picture, and yelled at her! hehe... it pays to be stealth!
We took our beautiful prizes to a near-by park, and had a delicious break from our long walk. My husband has a real 'thing' for strawberry rhubarb, so when we saw their gorgeous wild strawberry rhubarb tart, we had to get one. Who the heck wouldn't want to eat something that came out of this box?!:
And the beauty that lay within:
We were in heaven.....
And then i opened the little baggie with my two macaroons; A dark chocolate macaroon, and a salted caramel macaroon. My husband is not a bit "fan" of macaroons, as it turned out... so (oh no....) I had to eat them all myself!
ah well, that's what the gym is for, eh?
how beautiful! how scrumptious! how sweet it is......