It is the last day of may. Now, real summer will come, and the fruits will grow on this apple tree. I love watching nature's progress, it makes me think that everything always change, evolve for the best.
mardi 29 mai 2012
mercredi 23 mai 2012
lundi 21 mai 2012
vendredi 18 mai 2012
Ok, I keep writing it, saying it, dreaming it, but I think I've been marked for life by New York. It's been some weeks I have that recurent dream, that I'm walking in the streets of Brooklyn, then down to the subway, missing the train, the one to the airport. In my dreams I always miss the last plane to Paris and stay there, strolling back to the brownstones... Today, I'm quite (-very-) nostalgic, and the radio is not helping - on air : Anthony and the Johnsons Fistfull of Love.
Have a happy weekend...
vendredi 11 mai 2012
Yesterday, I've been making elderflower cordial. It is such a tasteful and fresh drink for the warm spring coming.
Makes about 1,5 L:
*20 heads of elderflower
* 1,5L of water
* 1kg of sugar
* 6 unwaxed lemons ( or 2 lemons and 75g of citric acid)
1 - shake flowers to release insects.
2 - put the water to boil in a large pan with the sugar. stirr until the sugar is completely dissolved.
3 - peal the lemons (keep the zest of 2 - i've put all the zest and it made it a bit bitter), slice them and reserve. when water is boiled up, take off the heat and add flowers, lemons slices and zest. cover with a cloth and leave at room temperature for 24hrs.
4 - next day, strain the cordial through a sieve lined with muslin and pour into nice bottles with screw-on lids.
5 - now serve it with some cool sparkling water...
mercredi 9 mai 2012
I think I'm going to categorize my posts. Starting today with the .wednesday mix., a collection of events, inspirations and discoveries of the week. You are very welcome to tell your impressions...
*Sunday 6th of may 2012 - We've elected our new President: François Hollande.
It is quite a relief and I hope it will bring a new dynamism to Europe as well.
* I've listened to Adele almost all week long. It is a sort of way out of daily life, a link with England, a way to cry a bit and a base for voice practice.
* Yesterday I watched Eastern Promises. (Yes I'm very late.) It was quite traumatic, - I even dreamt someone cut my throat! - but the scenario is well written and the actors brilliant.
* Tonight we're going to watch a Hip Hop dance show: R.A.F CREW - CITY'Z.
I'll probably post about it tomorrow...
lundi 7 mai 2012
samedi 5 mai 2012
mercredi 2 mai 2012
the actual french political context is keeping my mind a bit busy nowadays, that's why posting remains sporadic. it will end next sunday and inspiration will hopefully be back.
in the meantime, wherever you are, i wish you good.
la fréquence de posts aléatoire du blog s'inscrit dans le contexte politique français actuel. j'espère être moins préoccupée et plus inspirée d'ici la semaine prochaine... quant à vous, lecteurs/trices, profitez bien de la life.