The Ambitious Madame Bonaparte is the book review that never happened. I am sure that I would have enjoyed the book had I read it however life has had other plans for me and I have been tending to personal matters. I hope to have the time soon to read and review it. Do not let my affairs stop you from checking out the other reviews or reading it yourself.
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Sunday, February 23, 2014
This is my contribution to Dreaming of France, hosted by Paulita at An Accidental Blog.
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Orange You Glad it is Friday is hosted by Maria at Life's Sweets and Spices.
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
However the one next to it with all the fruit is calling out my name. I love chocolate but I really enjoy fruity cakes. Anything with the taste of fruit is a favourite of mine.
Sunday, February 16, 2014
This is my contribution to to Dreaming of France hosted by Paulita at An Accidental Blog.
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Sunday, February 9, 2014
With Valentine's Day soon upon us a box of tea is the ideal present. Especially a box of tea from France. Imagine the delight on someone's face when they realize they can start their day with a little touch of France.
I am a huge fan of tea and start every morning with a cup of tea. Palais des Thés was kind enough to send me a box of le matin (the morning). With a selection of 6 teas every morning cup of tea will be a French treat. The box has a lovely assortment of 8 bags of each of the following teas. There is a flavour for every mood.
Thé des Moines: a floral blend inspired by a Tibetan traditional recipe.
Grand Yunnan Imperial: a beautiful Chinese black tea.
Sencha Ariake: a delicate Japanese green tea.
Big Ben: an English blend of black teas.
Thé des Lords: an Earl Grey black tea with bergamot
Gout Russe 7 agrumes: a black tea with citrus fruits
So which is my favourite? Given I always start my day with Earl Grey, The des Lords is my initial pick. Each tea is delightful. Gout Russe 7 agrumes is quite refreshing with its citrus fruits. Whether there is a Francophile or tea afficiando in your life this is the perfect Valentine's Day. What is best is that there tea is available in the U.S. Yes flying to France for some tea would be so much fun but you can visit their store in NYC.
Merci a Palais de Thes for the lovely box. It is the perfect way to start the day and contribute to Dreaming of France hosted by Paulita at An Accidental Blog.