Tag Archives: wines

>Pomegranate spoons: A quick and healthy pudding presented in classic chinese spoons

Pomegranate have a short season so enjoy them quickly! I bought mine in Portobello market and served them with a spoonful of “faisselle” (but a fromage blanc or even greek yogurt will do) and a drizzle of agave syrup. It’s good for the body and the soul and makes a splendidly refreshing and picture-perfect pudding.
Try also some pomegranate seeds served in champagne cups with a sweet red wine like the spanish “Mataro” I discovered last week. If you prefer, just add a spoonful of sugar to any nice shiraz, chuck in the seeds and enjoy! It reminds me of the peach in wine my mother used to serve to us as kids : This remains my first ever memory of tasting wine.
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>"J’ai décidé d’être heureux parce que c’est bon pour la santé."Voltaire

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“I have decided to be happy because it is good for the health!” Voltaire

The thought of the day! A quotation I’ve had in red lipstick on my bathroom mirror for the past weeks – where it keeps me smiling. For more in French from Voltaire or others, go to my favorite bookish site: http://www.evene.fr/citations/

>A window to memory lane

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Growing up in “le midi”, I learned to like early on the deep and velvety wines the southern Rhône valley produces so generously and especially the flinty, dark curranty elixirs in Costières de Nîmes. I use them abundantly on autumnal delicacies and they go fabulously with game, spicy pumpkin soups and dark chocolate puddings…