Thursday, September 29, 2011

mornings.


Mornings in France were perfect. I would spoon heaping amounts of peach jam onto a crusty baguette, sip coffee topped off with fresh milk literally straight from the cows, and speak French with the family. So, even though I am home now I have tried to make mornings just like my mornings on the family farm. We brought back an assortment of homemade jams made by Marc's aunt, bought the closest thing to French butter that we could find in our area ... think dark, rich, yellow butter that tastes incredibly rich and, instead of grabbing a latte in the morning I am content with coffee from my French press (so goood). However, the one thing that is not the same is the milk .... hmmm maybe I need to buy a cow or find a dairy farmer that will share milk with Marc and I. So, my friends, what I learned in France is that simplicity is always MORE. Enjoy your weekend!! Bisous.

14 comments:

  1. i wish we could share a community cow. seriously.

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  2. Simplicity is the key to happiness, I truly believe this!

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  3. i know it's really difficult to find raw milk in canada (due to health safety laws farmers aren't legally allowed to sell it) and i imagine it's the same in the states. we don't have a car to check it out for ourselves, but i've heard that if you seek out small farmers, you will sometimes be able to find one who will sell or give (or trade?) you raw milk. why we aren't allowed to make the decision for ourselves, as consumers, to purchase delicious whole foods products easily in our markets? i don't know. frustrating! but i bet it's worth it if you can find it :) ps i want to try your butter!

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  4. Oh no!! You're back home. I wanted to see more pictures of France. It is true what they say about the simple things.
    @ simply Mel.. your comment made me LOL!

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  5. Wait... so that's not just in movies? My dear, I think you're living a dream! Oh sweet France- enjoy it, I'm sure it's beautiful right now!!

    xo flor

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  6. I love reading all of your comments ... Mel I so wish we could share a community cow!!! Meg ... thank you thank you thank you for those tips. Happy Friday everyone!!! Bisous.

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  7. that sounds so beautifully and deliciously perfect! it really is the simple things that make life so special.

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  8. that sounds like an absolutely lovely way to spend a morning. i want to eat baguettes & jam with you!

    miss you friend!

    xo!!

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  9. Your mornings sound simply delicious! I started buying really outrageous butter recently and it's transformed my morning toast!

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  10. That sounds like the perfect start to any day!

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  11. I adore perfect mornings, I'm craving for a little getaway to the countryside to live like you described <3
    http://cupcakesandtreacle.blogspot.com/

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  12. simplicity = key. I look back on the summer I spent in France now and wish I could go back. I had it so easy then...and I could eat as much Nutella as I wanted ;) love love love this post. enjoy your sunday! xoxo {av} | {long distance loving}

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  13. I remember exactly the same things from my honeymoon in Paris. We stayed in an apartment in the 5th that we borrowed from a family friend. Baguettes, chestnut jam (I became addicted to the Bonne Mamman one) and French press. It was freezing and sleeting, but I've never been so happy (nb, have just lost a good hour trawling through your archives- your photos are so exquisite- thank you for the distraction!)

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  14. somebody else mentioned it but...the secret is raw milk. it's all they serve in ireland and you can find it in the states at certain farmer's markets. i'm partial to the organic pastures stand at grand lake market in oakland but hopefully you can find something closer.

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Bisou, Bisou