This morning I am cross-posting from my food blog before I launch into writing about the 'vide-grenier' that we went to this past weekend -- because as great as the brocante was, the weekend was so much more about food -- as we ate our way through Bastille Day weekend here in RAINY Normandy! I will catch up with you soon! I am off to shoot photos of new items for the shop! So in the meantime -- a little 'appetizer' from my food blog '365 French Days'
This past weekend was an eating extravaganza! A foodie-weekend ... a food-a-palooza! What else is there to do when it is pouring rain for the 65th consecutive day--windy, dismal .... not summer.
After creating the carrot-soup (c-o-l-d carrot soup), comfort food was needed to start out the weekend--and although Friday night is usually 'Pizza-Night' in our home, it was trumped by the fact that there was a canard-magret in the fridge begging to be cooked and so it became duck-breast on thyme-mushroom risotto....
Next up ...something more 'fun' for Saturday--it was Bastille Day and the traditional BBQ was nixed again due to the on-going showers. But inside the house it was festive and spicy with Buffalo-Wings made with HOT harissa sauce and fries....(so very French--non?) Oh- well French Guy did make a sauce of roguefort and feta for it! (A little French?)
And finally to end the weekend.... first a 'cake' made with almond flour, vanilla bean and apricots..... which we ate with vanilla ice cream....
... but before that, in honor of my Japan-o-phile Oldest Garcon (temporarily? obsessed with all things Japanese--he even convinced French Guy to take him to the Japan-Expo is Paris last week!) and also because Middle Garcon could eat anyone---(including the biggest sumo-wrestler) under the table with the amount of sushi he can consume .... there you have it--- homemade sushi for dinner that we ate standing in the kitchen as it was made..... très casual!
So here it is Monday morning -- and culinarily--I think I can speak for everyone in the family to say that our tummy's are satisfied! (and so is my styling eye and my shooting finger!) Afterall-- a well rounded weekend includes family, food, and ... photography!
And this morning .... a more simple start. Gluten-free toast with 'buche blanche de chevre' and a big dab of strawberry jam--made by Bonne Maman---not moi.
Happy Monday mes amis! Hope your weekend was full of food---and SUN.