Sunday, February 21, 2021

Texas, Artsy Samdi/Saturday, Ice Cream Sunday


While Paris is unseasonably warm in the 60’s,  I’m thinking of freezing Texan PBers - over 130 :((

The bus 86 stops exactly in front of top artiste chocolatier Christian Constant. at 40, rue des Ecoles. Impossible to not ‘lecher les vitrines’. His chocolate tartes are renown and superb. And they have ‘fait maison’ Apricot confiture/jam.
The labo is onsite which is unusual. Such a brill idea -
individual pecan tartes.

On my way to the art store I spot metro posters of a collab of Uniqlo + the Louvre. If you can’t visit the museum, wear their paintings. Why not? 
A cosmetics shop displays their cremes like tubes of paint. 
And at the art store...

Turns out the art store takes a lunch break between 1 and 2 pm. I went looking for a snack. Nearby KR Patisserie on boulevard Voltaire has quite artful desserts. 
 I pick the most artful. 
Turns out it is also the most fragile and should come with instructions, “eat me immediately”...still tasted quite nice. 

Now that Chandeleur/pancake eating is over it’s time to eat Raclette
Have you tried this Swiss cheesy-potato dish? I haven’t but its always at Salon de l’Agriculture.
Today is so Springy, toute-Paris invaded Ile Saint Louis for a cone - Ice cream Sunday. 
Dear PBers let’s all help out freezing Texas till Spring shows up for them. You can give as little as $6 towards 10 charities.  🌹🌹🌹


Ga From Dekalb said...

Looks like you had a fun excursion and are blessed with spring like temps!
I think about and pray for the people in Texas. My furnace went out over night this week but I was lucky to have heat restored the next morning.
I have always wanted to try reclette.There are electric reclette grills available. Is fondue popular in Paris?
Stay well.

Bonnie L said...

Raclette, fondue, tartiflette...count me in for anything with melted cheese! That sandwich looks irresistible. Paris is definitely the land of temptations. You have marvelous self-control, Carol. Beautiful watercolors!

Parisbreakfasts said...

Fondue used to be popular in Paris...its due for a comeback maybe.

Sybille said...

Fabulous always
Wee spelling error...rAclette...whatever, I’d eat that no matter what it was called...melty cheese, YUM!

Parisbreakfasts said...

Yr a doll Sybille
My own private spell-check

Desiree said...

I love your sketches, and your articles as they are so 'uplifting'. We all need to feel that, especially lately. Thank you so very much!

Janice said...

Looks like you have been getting a LOT of watercolors done...

the Diorissimmo is gorgeous.

La Table De Nana said...

J'aime beaucoup tes Dior:)
On aime raclette..
Ma fille aimerait le soulier/vase♥

Jeanie said...

Generous and lovely, just like you. And so beautiful this sudden spring in Paris. Biggest sigh, she said, getting ready to bundle up and shovel more snow.

sukicart said...

Love that you're getting a little spring - beautiful roses, chocolate tarts etc. I would have picked the artsy, fragile citron meringue also - looks delish.

Mary Goff said...

There is nothing better than to wake up in the morning to e Paris Breakfast post. Thank you!!🙏🏻

Parisbreakfasts said...

Awww...Thank you all :))
Nothing like going to bed with kind wishes from PBers ❤️💋🌹

Jacquelyn said...

So glad you get out & about!

Anonymous said...

We're not freeing in Texas. The high in the capital city was 72 degrees today!!

Anonymous said...

I meant to say we're not freezing in Texas. But thank you for thinking about us.

Barbara said...

Thank you so much for your support of Texas. It has been a surreal experience here in Austin. There was only enough power to service the essential buildings in this capital city so everyone else was in the cold and dark. My neighbors and I were without power & heat for three days (even when it was 8 (!) degrees Fahrenheit outside).

But there were many blessings as everyone took care of each other. And today - we can again drink the water! What an odd situation to have that to be thankful for in this land of plenty. Makes one humble since typically we take creature comforts for granted.

We still dream of coming to Paris this year. Stay well! And thank you for sharing your talent with us. It has been a highlight of the past, difficult year.

A in Auston said...

How kind of you to link to Texas Relief.
I live in Austin , Texas and we did not have power for days …we were lucky to not
Lose water but many of my friends did for six days !!!
Our high was in the teens, we had a low of 3 degrees and 6 inches of snow and ice.

Ahhhhhh, to be in Paris !!!!! I wonder if we will ever get to travel again ?????

B in Boston said...

Very nice of you to remember Texas iin your post. We know a thing or two about losing power in snow storms...and it’s no fun.
It snowed for a bit today then turned to rain. Ground is still covered with snow (5, 6 weeks now)

Bonny said...

Muguet des Bois - lily of the valley - favorite perfume in high school.
I grew up in Pittsburgh and we had tons of them in our garden.
Loved your illustration of them

Parisbreakfasts said...

Its my birthday flower Bonnie...but the 1st time I ever drew it for real..
A PBer request

Maxine said...

Your PB emails sure do help with the nostalgia--and this one, with the flavor of spring, is especially welcome. Thank YOU! Your photo of the paint tubes takes me back to Sennelier, where I spend time and money(!).
A break today in the Chicago weather--we're to be up near 40 degrees!

Jenny said...

As a thawed out Texan/PBer I Thank you Carol! You have such a generous heart. We live somwhat off grid, meaning that we had wood, a wood stove, well water and plenty of food stored up out here in the country, that we were fine. But my husband Drove to Waco in our 4-wheel drive truck on twice-iced-over roads to fetch my mom and our two grown daughters whose homes were all out of electricity and water for four days when the temps hit 5 degrees Fahrenheit! Thankfully they spent most those days with us, toasty and together. I know there are so many harder stories than ours and Texans are appreciative of all the generous kindness towards helping those who suffered the worst❤️

Kirrabelle said...

Wow, ice cream in Paris in February! Nice!
I’m a Celsius person so don’t really remember your Fahrenheit numbers, but still thinking of all the Texans in the crazy winter storm.
I think you chose an impressive dessert, hope it was good despite being squished a bit. Those chocolate tarts look dangerous!
I’ve had raclette and it’s tasty, melted cheese over veggies (and meat if you want).