Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Paris Winter Whites and The Greek Diet

Some days take on a color from the get go. Yesterday I received this card from a friend in New York of skaters in Central Park.

Next I looked at Monique's gorgeous post on her Canadian winter wonderland. If you have not visited La Table de Nana you have a big treat in store. Run, don't walk.

The only snow in Paris right now is faux (false) resting on top of faux chalets in the marche des Noels like the one on boulevard Saint Germain.

First thing I got off the bus yesterday I was blasted with a whoosh of Winter whites in perfumerie Caron's vitrine(window).

Next door Joseph had Winter white on the brain with this posh snowy outfit.

Monop has 'les hits tres hotte de Noel' Winter white T-shirt for the kids at a way lower price tag.

My purpose was a visit it to the new Café Pouchkine salon de The, 155, blvd Saint Germain 75006

If you want a true blast of winter head for a Russian café.

And very glam as expected.

Good idea to rob a bank before dropping by (though forget the rubles at the moment which are diving).

I wish I'd been more adventurous picking out my white dessert...

Wow!

Why of why did I go for the Koulich (in fact an Easter fruit cake)? Oh right. I was looking on the right side of the menu.

The hot chocolate, made at your table at Pouchkine is divine. The cake, not so exciting. Half a bite and I was finished. Still a very good choice if you're on a diet. No worries or guilt about cleaning up the plate!

Outside the always tres hotte hit of the big white scarf is in evidence.

For a big splash of white visit Printemps on Avenue Haussmann.

More Winter whites at Monoprix. I am currently on THE GREEK DIET as of last Friday after perusing the NYTimes story on Maria Loi's new diet book. I've always been a big fan of Fage Greek yogurt. And supposedly, after 2 weeks of just a full cup for dinner I will lose 10 pounds! I'm up for that PBers. Anyone want to join in? So far I'm really enjoying it, plus the addition of a little chopped fresh coconut (also from Monop).

*As it happens Bear is a whiz at making easy Greek yogurt lemon zest ice cream. The recipe is here. Hmm I don't think Maria Loi would approve of this for her '10 pillars of eating'...ahem.
Is there snow where you are?
In Paris we have drizzle...again.


25 comments:

  1. Ce matin we have drizzle..and I have to get my Christmas Streaks that camouflage my white:)
    Carol is that all you will eat at dinner? Just the yogurt?
    Love it..but I think I would get the munchies..
    You look erfect just the way you are:)Nothinh beats your macarons:)
    Very pretty white post.

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    1. Yr a darling Monique!
      And your blog is divine.

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  2. Carol, all of a sudden I am feeling very pressed for time, as I try to complete my Christmas preparations. Taking some minutes to enjoy seeing all the Paris that you are bringing to us really has been cheering and relaxing.

    I also love Fage yogurt, but think of it more as a light lunch choice.

    Best wishes to you and Bear. xo

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    1. Paris Breakfast, Lunch, dinner...for me. ;)

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  3. What does Bear want for Christmas? Does he like the chocolate chaud?

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  4. I want to try éclair tvorog. I love Monique's site. She is so creative in so many ways.

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  5. We have had snow in Seattle once so far.
    How can you stay on the Greek Yogurt diet with all those pastry's in Paris?

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    1. It's just dinner.
      Lunch I can go to town...more or less err.

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  6. I also love Greek "style" yogurt. It's not Greek unless it comes from Greece, I was told! We have been eating one made "Aussie" style. I don't know what makes it "Aussie" style but it's really creamy. I only eat the lemon one.
    We have had 3 or 4 snow flurries here where I live in Colorado. The Big, Big ski area about an hour away got 18 new inches of snow just in time for the holidays. Yesterday I had to drive into "town" at 5pm. It was twilight and the roads were very icy. I said to myself, "Gosh, I am sick and tired of
    snow!!!!" But, I could not leave my little cabin near the wilderness behind and move to Mexico. Why not? Sicily also looks very good.

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  7. I've noticed all the winter white in the store windows, too. Have you seen many in the streets wearing the white? I haven't, although I've seen four hot pink coats! Don't tell me that you can eat anything else all day, as long as you only have a bowl of yogurt for dinner? Umm. I'm a tad cynical but if it works....

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    1. Too soon to tell but i dont go to bed feeling hungry and feel great in the mornings so something is right.

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  8. Sandy1:57 PM

    You are so lucky to live in Paris.
    Of course, we make our own luck.

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    1. It isn't all a piece of cake Sandy.
      Sometimes it's too many pieces of cake!

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    2. Carol, that is so true -- and so funny -- on so many levels. And you, cherie, are the maddest hatter when it comes to sussing out the greatest tea advetures… I want to do a tea-crawl in Paris asap.

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  9. I'll try it, but can you wait till after Christmas? And, I find that many of the most luscious looking desserts, really aren't as good as they look. Must be because they aren't homemade.

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  10. I was proud to see my Xmas card on your most excellent blog. The Greek yogurt diet sounds like a pretty easy way to lose ten pounds. Is the yogurt lo-fat or no-fat?Good luck with the project. I'm sure you will succeed.

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    1. ;))
      It's supposed to be FAGE2% but they don't have that inParis/Monop so sometimes I blend the 0% and the 100% or have just the 100%.

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  11. Love your winter whites! Especially the cake-y ones.
    My winter white is ... snow. Not too much yet this year, but it will stay around until April. Sigh. Oh well, at least it's pretty!

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  12. No snow in RI yet. Nice vintage opening shot and the shot of the Canadian church looks like it's pretty cold there.
    I like the pastries in the Russian shop, but that yellow light doesn't work for me!

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    1. Horrible Yellow light in the cafe and no way to fix on the ipad or maybe there is but I was't prepared for it.

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  13. You don't need to diet, Carol. Please, enjoy the cakes and stop picking the funny ones. What's wrong with an éclair or macaron or something? The hot chocolate looked fabulous. Dying to check out the new store soon so thanks for taking us there virtually.

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  14. Have you looked at the ingredients in the yogurt? Personally I don't want gelatine in mine - I want just the milk and the enzymes - that is usually the 100%.

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  15. Alas! You have far more discipline than I. One cup of yogurt for dinner...even the wonderful greek type I currently favor.....just doesn't cut it. And next time you're going to declare a dessert not worth eating, just let me have the rest so I can make my own decision. :-)
    Today I saw the sun for 3 hours for the first time since mid-November. Grrrrrrr.

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  16. We don't have snow here, either. And you know -- I'm real good with that!

    Oh, looks ever so yum!

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