Saturday, December 3, 2016

Roscoff : Small town of character of Brittany

Mitra finished his thesis last year and for his successful defense of the thesis his colleagues gifted him among other things a Dakota Box. What is it? It is simply a gift box that offered one night stay with dinner for two persons, to choose from 360+ locations in France, Spain and Morocco. We being food lovers and my special liking for crepes and galettes and Mitra’s love for Kouign-amann, and given my preference for sea-side locations and Mitra’s wish of relaxing at a spa and sauna, we chose the spa resort of Hôtel Thalasstonic at Roscoff in the Brittany region of France. Amidst our busy schedules we managed to squeeze in 3 nights with a weekend (Saturday-Tuesday) and off we headed for our short but pleasurable vacation in Brittany. 


Friday, November 25, 2016

Pancakes: the American style.



Pancakes are simple, easy to make yet delicious and goes well with a hot cup of tea or coffee. Though it is not a preferred way to start the day in France but I tried to bring a bit of an American flavor into my kitchen, but keeping the French spirit going, I served it in my new Eiffel-robe-jupe-talon-bouquin-bisous plate. So here is the recipe. 

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Marché aux fleurs et aux oiseaux : Oldest flower and bird market of Paris


Paris, a cosmopolitan city, a city of bricks, of cement and of technology, of lights, but its heart fills up each morning with the fragrance and vividness of million flowers and the songs of thousand exotic birds. This is what one can experience right in the center of the city, in the island on the river Seine, the Ile de la Cite, just a stone’s throw from the famed cathedral of Notre Dame and the City Hall, a market dedicated to flowers and birds, the oldest in the city and still very functional.