Sunday, October 02, 2016

Dreaming of France -- Chocolates

Thank you for joining this weekly meme. Grab a copy of the photo above and link back to An Accidental Blog. Share with the rest of us your passion for France. Did you read a good book set in France? See a movie? Take a photo in France? Have an adventure? Eat a fabulous meal or even just a pastry? Or if you're in France now, go ahead and lord it over the rest of us. We can take it.

Of course, one of my favorite things about France is the chocolates. I don't have a favorite chocolatier, because I've never had bad chocolates in France. The last time we were in Paris, staying on Rue Mouffetarde, we wandered into Jeff de Bruges' chocolate shop and stocked up.

Grace was in London last week, and I noticed that London has a Jeff de Bruges shop, so I requested she make a detour and bring home some French chocolates. Since I drove her to the airport, a 7-hour drive both ways, she was happy to oblige.

And this week, I get to indulge in a delicious chocolates. My husband warned me that we were supposed to eat the chocolates within a few days of opening them. Sorry, but that would probably require sharing way more than I plan to. Of course, I'm freely giving chocolates to my husband and to my children whenever they drop by. And I took a couple to the secretary of the English department at school.
But my favorite is to just savor a few chocolates everyday.
Thanks so much for playing along with Dreaming of France today. Please leave your name and blog address in Mr. Linky below, and leave a comment letting me know what  you think about my love affair with France, or your own passion for the country and its people and cultures. Also consider visiting the blogs of others who play along so we can all share the love.


Sim Carter said...

You are such a good mommy! You deserve the chocolat!

Here’s my Dreaming of France post

Anonymous said...

The best chocolates are Belgian. They have rules about chocolates the way the French have rules about wine--what can go in and what can't, how to make it, etc. The results are excellent. Jeff of Jeff de Bruges, happens to be French and his real last name is Jambon--Ham!!!! But he says he uses Belgian and French techniques.
When you buy chocolates, check whether they use fresh cream. Those indeed should be eaten within a few days. The best is to buy just a few at a time and eat them often!

our life in france said...

Oh my the chocolat, I am a big girl and am always trying to lose weight but the chocolat here is so good, we do treat ourselves sometimes...

Paulita said...

Thanks to everyone for sharing my love of chocolate. Luckily, my sons have come home and they are helping to make sure the chocolates get eaten. But I'm getting my share.
Thanks for playing along with Dreaming of France.

Linda Kovic-Skow said...

A very tasty blog, Paulita. I adore chocolates of all kinds, especially French chocolates. Like you, I only need a small portion per day to satisfy my cravings (thank goodness).

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