Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Vacances en Provence

I'm off to Provence in a few days for my first vacation in years and a 3 day celebration for my upcoming birthday. Many of my family and friends will be joining me from all over the globe. Friday is Moroccan night, Saturday is a Tahitian Fenua and Sunday is a Country Western BBQ....We'll be dancing and eating or way through the eventful weekend. I lived in Tahiti for a while and part of me is still there. At the end of this post are some recipes of some of the authentic dishes we will be having at the Saturday Party. My friend we are staying with in Provence has ordered the entire pig to roast now let's get ready for a toast! Enjoy the info and if you can make it to French Polynesia....do it! By the way I won't be posting to my blog until I return the first part of October. See you then. Click on the links for more info about what we'll be eating for my birthday party.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Bella Rustica Market Giveaway

Check out the giveaway on http://bellarustica.blogspot.com/ Kim is giving away a beautiful, handmade burlap pillow with a map of Italy on it. Gorgeous!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

St Germain Liqueur

One of my new favorite things...St Germain liqueur. I am buying a bottle on my next trip to Paris. I tasted this lovely elderflower liqueur mixed with Champagne and lemon juice at the Viceroy Hotel Bar in Palm Springs this past weekend. Love at first sip! Kind of like a Margarita but not as sour and a touch of flowery flavor. Hard to describe, just give me another round!
By the way, I highly recommend a drink at the swanky bar of the Viceroy in Palm Springs. Diego, the GM of the hotel, runs a beautiful place.