Tuesday, 10 July 2012

paris book + k&a: rhubarb and strawberry crumble


How are you doing today? The postman arrived yesterday with my books and I was like a little kid at Christmas. I'm expecting one more today so you can only imagine my excitement. I know there are plenty of readers out there who share with me the love of books and they are probably curious about the ones I got. I will photograph the stack later but let me give you the name of one of them. It's called Paris: The Collected Traveler: An Inspired Companion Guide edited by Barrie Kerper - 721 pages long. I almost screamed when I took it out of box and realised how thick it was. It was a recommendation from my blog friend Ada of Classiq, who also shared it in one of her beautiful posts called notebook pages. The book starts with a quote from Julian Green's Paris, who at one point says: "Until you have wasted time in a city, you cannot pretend to know it well." I'm so ready to waste time in Paris! The introduction starts with a Victor Hugo quote: "A breath of Paris preserves the soul." It's from Les Misérables, a favourite of mine. If you haven't read it then please do so soon. It's one of those works that I will never forget reading, I still remember when and where I was when I read it.

It is now time to turn to my Paris book again and enjoy reading it before picking up the kids. As I promised yesterday, I have posted the rhubarb and strawberry crumble recipe on kitchen & aroma. I hope you find it delicious if you try it.

photo credit:
Lisa Hjalt

11 comments:

  1. I was just talking about Les Miserables about an hour ago! Love that story, love anything Victor Hugo! How wonderful to have a parcel full of books to read - does a box of new pots n pans rate? hmmm.... Thanks for sharing that delicious looking crumble recipe - I have family here from overseas and I think this will be on the dinner menu soon! :)

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  2. I'm so glad the book is to your liking, Lisa. :) I love those quotes and your mention about Les Miserables make me want to read the book again, it's been too long. Now I'm moving to your other blog for this delicious recipe. You're so good at food styling. :)

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  3. This crumble looks so good Lisa, I'm going to have to check out the recipe! Your book on Paris sounds wonderful; I'm interested to know what you think about it - I need to discover as much as I can about Paris as may just be visiting in the not too distant future ;) xx

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  4. Ah that book sounds wonderful Lisa! And I just love that quote from Victor Hugo. And love Les Mis as well. :) Off to check out your delicious crumble. Sounds amazing! Hope you're having a good week so far. xoxo

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  5. Ahhhhh, I love crumble. I find it so comforting because my mum used to bake one every Sunday when I was a kid! :) x

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  6. I've always wanted to try a crumble myself but can you imagine, I have never tried it cause I thought it's way too complicated! And I have to check out that Paris book right now...

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  7. Oh, my, I can so understand your excitement at opening that book! What a thrill to savor every page.

    And how did you know I LOVE rhubarb. :)

    Have a great rest of the week.

    xo – g

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  8. It's winter here and I can't think anything better than a rhubarb and strawberry crumble with some vanilla ice cream :) And a good book too!

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  9. Yum yum yum! This looks absolutely delicious. What a great decision to have bought that book, you must be getting into Paris so much that its hard not to make plans to move there;)

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  10. The book sounds great, I could definitely waste a lot of time in Paris!x

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  11. Thank you Lisa for recommending your favourites books. Las Miserables sounds really interesting now you have said it. I also love reading and would like more time to dedicate to books.
    Thank you for you comment. My time in Ibiza is always to enjoy the sea and the calm of the island, even if there are areas where the fiesta never ends :-))). Fortunately there is a big place to whom want to relax or to whom love hippy style.
    Xxxx

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