Daydreaming of Paris on Mosaic Monday

by Cathy on February 15, 2010

This time last year I was planning my trip to Paris.  The excitement of preparing for an adventure and learning everything I can about my destination is part of the joy of the journey. I don’t have that pleasure this year and instead will spend happy time learning a new baking skill.
Tasting the macarons at Laduree on the Champ-Elysees is something I will never forget, and I’m determined to practice making these little bits of heaven until I get them just right.  I’ve done my research and am ready to begin. Wish me luck.
I’m participating this week in Mary’s Mosaic Monday at Little Red House.  I hope you will stop by and visit all the participants in this week’s event.  Thanks Mary.

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SavoringTime in the Kitchen February 24, 2010 at 3:33 pm

Good luck with the macarons! I haven't gotten the courage to try them yet but hope too one day. They are getting to be the new 'cupcake' as far as dessert fads go from what I have read.

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Porch Days February 24, 2010 at 3:21 pm

I have become a follower and put you on my blog list on Porch Days. Even if I don't try the recipes I can read about them. My husband has always wanted to live in the Willamette Valley, even though we have never been there. Many years ago I visited Germany and loved it. Great food. I would like to know more about the nuts you roast.

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Mary February 21, 2010 at 5:26 pm

Oh how wonderful! I would love to visit Paris someday! Thanks for sharing at MM. :)

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Carol February 19, 2010 at 2:03 am

Love those macarons! I have a little box to treasure, too!
Reminder: my give-away ends on Friday

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Lisa February 18, 2010 at 5:31 pm

So pretty! I love the thrill of planning a trip and learning everything about my destination too. Good luck with the macarons!

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Pam February 18, 2010 at 4:03 pm

I want to plan a trip to Paris… Someday.

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Kathy February 18, 2010 at 12:21 pm

You have THE best daydreams Cathy and I am right there with you, little gems we call them, yummy.

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Janine February 18, 2010 at 1:57 am

I was in Paris for two weeks when I was 18… I am 54 now!! It still feels like yesterday!!

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Katherine Aucoin February 17, 2010 at 7:49 pm

Good luck with the macaroons and i can't wait to see your post. Macaroons really intimidate me.

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Chow and Chatter February 17, 2010 at 6:54 pm

oh love Paris, can't wait to see what u do with the purple spuds!

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Queen B. February 17, 2010 at 1:15 pm

* LOOOOOVE YOUR PICS !!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Bellini Valli February 17, 2010 at 9:52 am

Planning a trip is a big part of the adventure:D

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Kathleen February 17, 2010 at 3:41 am

I can't believe it is a year already! Good luck with your macaroons! I am sure they will be wonderful!

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The Muse February 17, 2010 at 3:36 am

once you have been smitten by the Parisian kitten…your heart purrs and yearns to go back, doesn't it?

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Marilyn February 16, 2010 at 5:09 pm

Paris and Laduree are the very best. Such memories! I missed going to Laduree last fall, but the next time I will for sure be there. Love your hand painted cookies too. I once took a class in painting cookies, but haven't continued doing it.

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KATHY* February 16, 2010 at 4:15 pm

Hallo ;)

I found you and your blog and "gebrannte Mandeln" ….crazy story ;) one visit to
christmas market and after that a business at home : )) WOW!

And now Paris? So romantic…..

kathy from germany : *)

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The Japanese Redneck February 16, 2010 at 3:59 pm

Oh my, they do look like little bits of heaven. Let us know when you get them perfected.

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Barbara Bakes February 16, 2010 at 3:47 am

I wish I'd have known to sample the macarons in Paris. Good luck with your mac baking. I'll look forward to your post!

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Patriotic Mom February 16, 2010 at 3:47 am

I'm sure once you have been to Paris it is an easy place to dream about. I have never been but pictures always look lovely. Joan

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Foley February 16, 2010 at 2:35 am

Waiting to see your masterpiece of macaroons!! I've seen tutorials on them and may try them some day…one thing I do know…PATIENCE!!!!

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Ciao Chow Linda February 16, 2010 at 1:35 am

I've always wanted to try my hand at macarons too. Maybe after your attempt, I'll get up the gumption.

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Meri February 16, 2010 at 12:57 am

I agree with you – planning and dreaming of adventures are part of the fun. The great thing is when the real thing lives up to the expectation.

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32˙North February 15, 2010 at 11:37 pm

I agree, the planning of a trip or any event is part of the fun!

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The Quintessential Magpie February 15, 2010 at 11:02 pm

Cathy, those are some wonderful shots!

XO,

Sheila :-)

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La Table De Nana February 15, 2010 at 10:15 pm

Cathy..I remember!!! It seems like yesterday!! May I ask where did you stay in Paris?

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My Carolina Kitchen February 15, 2010 at 10:05 pm

What gorgeous photos of Paris. Good luck with the macaroons.
Sam

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cherry February 15, 2010 at 9:43 pm

What lovely pictures!
Have a wonderful week
hugs, Cherry

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noble pig February 15, 2010 at 6:26 pm

Good luck to you, can't wait to see them.

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Mary February 15, 2010 at 5:02 pm

Your mosaic is lovely, Cathy. Good luck with the macaroons.

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Fresh Local and Best February 15, 2010 at 4:46 pm

Oh these are such lovely memories of an incredible store in an incredible city!

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zurin February 15, 2010 at 4:32 pm

lovely mosaic! good luck wth your macaroons..m sure they wl be beautiful!

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George Gaston February 15, 2010 at 4:19 pm

Cathy, I am sure that your macaroons will be as good as your spectacular photograph mosaic above.

Daydreaming of memories past and of wishes ahead is what life is all about. Thanks for letting us have a peek into yours.

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Barbara February 15, 2010 at 4:15 pm

My daughter lived there for 7 years so I got to know Paris well. I love it there.
Can't wait to see how you do with the macarons. I haven't had the courage to try!

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Susan February 15, 2010 at 3:42 pm

Cathy, dreams work also. Last year we dreamed, this year it will be a reality. I am anxiously awaiting the results of your baking experiment.

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Kris February 15, 2010 at 3:38 pm

Wishing you luck! I SO wish I had gone to Paris when my Mom and I visited Italy a few years ago. My Mom and Dad have been a couple times, and they loved it. I hope to get to go one day to see it for myself.

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Kate February 15, 2010 at 3:37 pm

Thank you for sharing a "piece" of your trip! I am anxious to try the macarons.

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Cathy February 15, 2010 at 3:01 pm

Thanks for visiting, Mrs. Cozy Home. I store treasures in my Laduree box too. I'm transported back to that magical shop every time I look at it.

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Mrs. Cozy Home February 15, 2010 at 2:35 pm

Ahhh Laduree HEAVEN … I use my pretty macaroon box to store treasures in!!

Beautiful mosaic!

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