It is a holiday weekend here in QC..starts tomorrow..St-Jean-Baptiste day~
Next weekend is also a holiday here..Canada Day~
Two long weekends in a row..
Blooming in June..still some Irises..but mostly Peonies and Roses..
right now though..cahfers are eating away at every rose:( these pics were taken just before the invasion:(
While in Paris..I had reminders of what may be waiting for me..
and most did wait for me♥
My whites..pinks..reds..multi..single petaled..froufrou petaled..multi petaled..waited for me.
My rhubarb went forth and prospered and my neighbor had brought me some..(so sweet).
I had Pinned a recipe on a blog I visit because his photos are sublime..and his recipes are great:)
You can find Dorian's blog here..as well as the recipe..
I had to bake mine longer.maybe because I decided to Convect bake..;)
You poke the amaretti in the middle once baked..and brush the rhubarb syrup on top while still warm.
I kept some of Jacques' Erlenmeyers..and still use them..20 yrs after his retirement ..
I have to recommend this set again..I used the smallest one for this cake..7 inch scallop..it's a set by Euro Tin..and I paid under $20.00 on Amazon Canada..2015..they don't seem to be available affordably anymore.
Everything comes out just right with them.
The flower shops ..and market stand flowers are BEAUTIFUL..in Paris..if I lived in Paris..on the outskirts..and could have one shop..it would be a flower shop.
I would keep something that was freshly baked ..to offer free of charge...at point of purchase..walk home w/ a Madeleine..fresh flowers..a baguette,Marie Cantin cheese and some wine.~
I don't know how they keep so many gorgeous flowers ..I know that on rue Cler..I loved seeing them..and women would make their own bouquets..picking a few of these..a few of those..to make substantial ,large ,works of art..All wrapped with a paper and string.
I had made myself a promise..even if we were only there 7 days..I would buy a bouquet of ranunculus..there were NONE to be had.
So no flowers..
We had a florist in my little town and it closed down.
It's a ghost town in winter..a tourist area in summer..
she did my eldest daughter's flowers...for her wedding.
Every flower shop in Paris was a work of art to me.