2 months I waited. Imported and locked away. 2 months. Until I allowed my self even the thought to eat them. Yet when time came to actually eat them…well, life thought it would be funny to have me sit out on one of my favourite chocolate-eating days of the year, (note. chocolate-eating being a favourite hobby of mine…). So while wallowing in self pity, I remembered, what little I had, but just enough, to put together, this. And just that, put a smile back on my face. You know, its ok to indulge, its ok to be still young at heart, and its ok to do things just to make yourself happy. Because at the end of the day, everything really is, ok, if you can still smile. Happy Easter. Joyeuse Pâque. Buona Pasqua.
So, it may or may not have become apparent at this point, that I am quite a fan of pastries…well, just means more tips and pastry food-porn to satiate your cravings too, (I know you have them…). Two of my favourite things put together; almond croissant, with chocolate. Thank you Butterfield.
Les patisseries Françaises, well, nothing quite compares. What a pleasant surprise to see them making their way over the Atlantic. Eric Kayser’s Mille-Feuille, not my first choice, but nonetheless addictive.
While they were a little frugal with their strawberry jam and clotted cream…it is hard to find reasons to complain when you are being served one of your favourites…almost a perfect replica. A job well done Tea & Sympathy.
Oo la la les crêpes. Ces crêpes. Even though she stole my idea…20 years before I was able to implement this idea…that I had 1 year ago…well. Even so. Crêpes. That is all I have to say. Let your imagination do the rest…
When in doubt, a pastry, (and often a friend helps as well), is sure to set you straight. Perfectly fluffy, flaky, and flavoursome. And a decent amount of chocolate (crucial). Where you might ask, does one find this little heavenly pastry? And I’m afraid I cannot tell you, for the line is already long enough as it is… Please forgive me for my selfishness.
When you start to lose control, stop. When time is running through your fingers, breathe. When all you do is stress, cook. There’s something about eating something good, you made, from good ingredients, that just makes you feel, good again. It puts things in perspective. And of course, a little good company goes a long way…