Today I thought I'd share a little Taste of Français
from the little corner where I'll be prepping it out just for you!
|Our petite window (old fashioned window, like Grandma's ;)|
But here's a little outside view first...
Don't you just love walking by houses and trying to take
a little peek inside?
I do ;)
My hubby doesn't though... what's up with that?
Embarrass him just a bit at times.
So... here we go, back to the inside
My little view from the kitchen table,
love, love, love to sit at the laptop here
and dream away!
Feel the Wine Country breezes lilting in the windows?
Apologize for the big decal, but we have pets inside,
Need to let folks know we have important
family members inside too.
Oh and please don't mind the window dust...
happens with windows open with those lovely summer breezes!
My petite white corner
where I'm preparing this White Wednesday post now...
Most items... flea market finds, of course,
and even the cats have a vintage café au lait bowl
|Fleurs, little magnolia buds, collected flea market tidbits|
Can't remember a time this little house
did not have fresh fleurs inside
These are grocery store flowers my hubby brought me,
Aren't they beautiful? Yes... Inexpensive but very beautiful!
|Always organic fresh fruit. White nectarines, raspberries & Pink Pearl apples|
Have you tried the Elderflower Pressé yet from Belvoir Farms?
It's delicious! Found at local gourmet market
Bubbly goodness, not too sweet ~ just the bottle is art
and a White Wednesday object for certain.
|White Spice Jars from Anthropologie ~ Clearance Items = Perfect Price ;)|
|Did I mention there are white peaches out there? Right outside!|
|Vintage Fleur de lis salt & pepper shakers|
Which brings me to the Tastes of France
1 ~ Sea Salt with Herbes de Provence
Take approximately 2 T French Sea Salt
(I used Esprit du Sel)
and mix in 1/2 tsp Herbes de Provence
Crush until well blended and aromas meld together
Looks heavenly too... See?
I also use it to fill these little shakers
so old (vintage now ;) from France
You can also make the same thing with pepper/poivre
|Vintage French shakers & Mother of Pearl salt & pepper shakers|
Next, my other Taste of France
to share with you today
2 ~ Honey & Lavender Ice Cream
1 tsp dried lavender flowers (pesticide free)
3/4 c sugar
2 c milk
1/4 tsp Herbes de Provence salt (we just made it!)
4 egg yolks
1/4 c lavender, wildflower or herbes honey
1 c heavy cream
Process the flowers and sugar in food processor until blended
In med suacepan, scald milk. Stir in lavender, sugar & salt until dissolved.
In top of double boiler, whisk egg yolks until light & smooth
Gradually whisk eggs yolks until they're smooth
Cook mixture over the boiling water, keep stirring until thick and very smooth
Remove mixture from heat, stir in honey until it dissolves
Gradually stir in cream
Pour into a bowl, cover with plastic wrap & place in refrigerator for 3 hours
Place into your ice cream machine and freeze or you can freeze for 4 hours
in your freezer.
Don't forget to add a little extra sprinkling
of our special
Herbes de Provence salt on top
|Honey Lavender Ice Cream topped with Herbes de Provence Salt|
3 ~ Now isn't that great?
Two great tastes of France
right there (or here) together!
They're both perfect for White Wednesday ;)
So are you going to give them a try?
Happiness to you!
(from my petite corner of this little kitchen garden)