Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Petite Provence

There are these little shops that make you think you've actually gone to Provence.

Today, we went to one.

And it was lovely with so many choices of brioche and lemon tarts, pear tarts, apricot tarts and croissants filled with strawberries and chocolate and all sorts of other sinful sweet things.

Made me feel a bit blurry with all the decisions.

Looking at them this way didn't help much . . . so, I decided that . . .

. . . looking at them this way might help. What do you think? Does it help you decide?

And, of course, all the normal cafe au lait type of French coffee things that I love to linger over.

Cherry anything is one of my favorites, so I decided to stop there - well, I did order a pear tart and then just a few minutes ago - I confess - I finished off a WHOLE - I'm talking WHOLE lemon tart. I bet you're wondering if it was as good as my lemon tarts?

So, you think this little granddaughter enjoyed her chocolate croissant?

After we filled ourselves with the sweet things. . . we went on a bike ride through the Provence country side. . . no just kidding. This picture was in the hall way just outside the ladies rest room.

What did you do today?


  1. I had some of the worst food ever in Paris

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  2. Hi there Jo...what a bummer for you. I never made it to Paris, but this restaurant I'm posting about and all the ones I've eaten at in St. Jean de Luz and Biarritz and then over in Basque Country Spain were amazing....Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Jo- I don't know where you ate but how is that possible? Even the street food is fantastic. Next time you go don't try so hard. The simple treats from the pattiseries and farmers markets are like no other!

    Thanks Lylah for the beautiful photographs that make my heart sing!


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