Friday, April 02, 2021

Bunnies in the house/Part 2

 


I don’t know but only 1/2 the post went out. Go figure. I went into the toy shop of course looking for an automated rouge gorge/robin. This is proving challenging, even in a town with many, many toy shops, but I am not giving up. My parents used to frequently say,”Carol, when are you going to grow up?” Not any time soon ๐Ÿ˜ƒ 



Just because I’ve told you all these glorious and rather pricy chocolate Easter rabbits,  chickens and eggs are filled with tiny chocolate fish/friture doesn’t mean you believe me. I didn’t believe it either when I first came here. It implies an element of not so friendly destruction is essential. 



But here it is. New rabbit is no more. A view of the inside is necessary. The two halves of the chocolate molds/moulage are held together with big jazzy ribbon bows. Simply untie et voila. More chocolate to eat as if it wasn’t enough already. In France, if someone calls you a ‘gourmande’ it means ‘greedy’ but in a good way. It means you like good things. 



 There are many ways to practice this skill here. Right now I’m greedy to paint the new irises in town. There is always something to be ‘greedy’ about in Paris.

                  ๐Ÿฅ Joyeuse Paques dear PBers ๐Ÿฐ 


16 comments:

Omonique said...

IMPORTANT TO STAY A CHILD@ HEART!

Mary said...

There can NEVER be trop de Paris Breakfast, Carol!

HPSauce said...

Happy Easter to my favorite Paris Gourmand!

Fred S said...

Merci pour le deuxieme part de ton courriel! (Thanks for the second part of your email!)

Kathleen said...

Have a wonderful easter and eat a fish for me. (lol, why are there fish in the chocolate rabbits?)

Parisbreakfasts said...

That,s a good question. I know they are called ‘garni’. Garnishes?
Maybe since the chocolate molds come in 2 pieces...and the ribbon ties them together, it makes sense to put something inside.
Plus its more fun. I go up to chocolate rabbits and chickens etc. And shake them to be sure there is something inside them. Who wants an empty chicken?
I remember an American friend saying, “The French are layered..or its a layered society”...or?

Bugs said...

Loving the watercolors....especially the English Robin
(is that what it is called in France?)
The chocolate looks scrumptious...thank you for
including it.

Lynne said...

I just love this fantasy.

Parisbreakfasts said...

That’s me..always told I was deep in fantasy land, head in the clouds, MIA
:))

Carol said...

What fantastic goodies inside the Rabbit!
Thank you for not "growing up."
We are the recipients of your wonderful imagination.

Parisbreakfasts said...

I know Carol. Its a lovely surprise when moving here...the way some things are so different.
The remembered joys of childhood are cherished.

Sybille said...

Bon dimanche, Carol, put on your Easter bonnet and start a new tradition...a stroll down the champs d’ร‰lysรฉe ala NYC’s Fifth Avenue.

Shirley said...

Happy Easter Carol. I also have to eat a chocolate Easter Bunny. I bite the ears off first. Love receiving Paris Breakfasts. Thank you

Parisbreakfasts said...

Thanks Shirley,
I think they eat the insides first here...just guessing
I know I do ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Wendy said...

I enjoy your posts so much! Thank you for the ‘insiders’ views of Paris!

Didi said...

Dear Carol,
Happy Easter and happy days and many thanks for giving me so much pleasure