Friday, November 27, 2009
Je Voudrais Voir La Mer...
It is a song I just love in French..
I listen to it so often..by different" auteurs-compositeurs"...
It means I would like to see the sea..In all their interpretations.. I sing this song in my head when I miss it..and I often do..
The various birds... all of them.. the herons...the sandpipers..the "Chickens" as my 2 yr old darling grandson Max would say the first time he saw the shore birds:)..Jacques and I call all shore birds "Chickens" now..and laugh about it as only grandparents can do..
I love sitting by the ocean... listening..watching.. stitching.. reading..
My NBF sent me this book..It's so much fun to" feuillette" a book that has been "feuilletted":)by someone I have met through blogging:)And get to chat with:) We even met 2 years ago...
Julia is an Icon.. her words.. her photos.. I am enjoying every word..
Look at her in her kitchen in Paris bathed in that magical light.I am so glad she was blessed with such success! She loved buying kitchen apparatus like most of us do..She loved her husband..:) Cooking..Paris.. and shared it all w/ us!
Did you know they had a home in Provence for over 30 yrs? Built on land owned by her "collabolatrice" Simca..and Jean her husband?The Little Thing..It looks perfect..it must have been hard to leave it.
I also read The Help this week..
We ate Jacques' most formidable asparagus and Italian sausage risotto for dinner but it was darkness by then.. we had however bought what seemed like large shrimp for a shrimp cocktail..
They shrank after baking in this way too hot oven ..as if they had been in a dip in the cold sea!!
I will revert back to Tyler Florence's poached type shrimp...
Thank goodness for souvenirs like beach umbrellas that could be in Cannes.. or.. La Promenade Des Anglais.. in Nice.. or anywhere really.....to serve as gentle reminders of gentle sea breezes..
Les parasols de plage...
The beautiful sunset is for Mary..It's her birthday Saturday, November 28th ..Happy Happy Birthday Mary..