Spring has sprung! The sun is shining here in Paris today which makes the weekend even more exciting.
I am going to the countryside this weekend to breathe in the fresh air, walk, read and eat good food.
My lovely father surprised me with these shoes. He is such a rockstar, he chose them himself!
I just bought myself this too with the 10 euro discount when you sign up to the ASOS newsletter! Overalls remind me of Summer and my childhood and it’s a nice feeling when the sun is finally making an appearance.
I have started writing articles on Localers– check them out for tours of Paris and articles on what to do and where to do. I will be their food writer, giving tips on where to eat and how to eat like a local in Paris.
Here are a few photos to inspire you all for the weekend, my lovelies. xx
There is nothing better than cutting open an avocado and seeing that it’s the most perfect avocado on earth.
My idea of a perfect day: a delicious super foods salad, latté, green smoothie, dream catcher and flowers.
Posted in France, Health, Musings
Tagged breakfast, chia seed salad, coca cola vase, Dream catcher, flowers, food, grated ginger, greengate cups, latté, perfect day, raw beetroot salad
The season is (finally) changing, and even though it’s still cold, the Winter vegetables are starting to go out of season. There are still the root vegetables and the Winter apples and pears but kale is going out of season now so it may be my last kilo of kale for a while. This week I’ll be eating so much kale!
I’ll take you through what I had in my basket this Saturday after my outing to market. Favourite outing of the week. By far .
Organic and fresh Jersey cow milk. For those of you that have lived in Europe, you must have also noticed their milk isn’t real milk, and to be honest it kind of freaks me out. You can keep it out of the fridge without it going off. It’s been so processed that it is no longer milk. So for my lattés and chai, I get this organic milk which is actually very good for you and full of lots of nutrients. I think that you need to put in your body what feels right. I respect fully the people who are lactose intolerant, and they should steer clear of my raw milk, but for those of you that can digest milk, please look at the way it’s been treated and ask yourself if the milk you are eating has any nutrient value, or if it’s like the freaky milk you find everywhere here in France. Without getting too political, it is also a great way to support local farmers. Lobbying by the government and big supermarkets is very strong in all countries. We need to think about the small producers and the quality of their products is absolutely one hundred times better than what you find in a supermarket.
Fresh sourdough bread.
Chocolate bread with a dark chocolate heart.
Organic blood oranges.
Sweet potato. Baked with coconut oil. TO DIE FOR.
Gorgeous snow-white like apples.
Fresh beetroots and their leaves which I use in salads.
My new capsules from Terre de Cafe. I’ll be writing about this place soon.
And of course, I got a big bag of kale.
This is what I call real yoghurt, folks!
My brunch. No ham.
In the side salad I put beetroot leaves, sprouted lentils and grated beetroots. I like my eggs scrambled so I did them with olive oil and kale. J likes his eggs fried so I sprinkled kale on them as they were cooking. The cheese is cantal, which is one of my favourite cheeses!
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. What did you buy and cook this weekend? Anything special?
Posted in 17e arrondissement, In My Basket, Paris, Recipes
Tagged apples and pears, beetroot leaves, blood oranges, brunch, brunch in paris, coffee capsules, food, fresh beetroot, fresh milk in Paris, In My Basket oh la la livia, kale, kale in Paris, organic apples, organic market in Paris, organic raw milk paris, organic yoghurt paris, raw milk in Paris, sweet potato, terres de café paris, vegetarian, where to shop in Paris, winter apples, winter vegetables
My green smoothies look like this. How do you make yours? Tell me all.
It’s Sunday morning here in Paris so I’m about to go make myself my morning green smoothie. YES.
Posted in France, Health, Recipes
Tagged breakfast, chia seeds, food, green smoothie, health, healthy green smoothie, kale smoothie, orange, spinach smoothie, sunday morning, super greens
I discovered Voyager Candles recently and I am so glad I did. It’s hard to find candles that are 100% natural and I really don’t like burning candles that use unauthentic essential oils or wax that contains toxins. The idea of Voyager came to Kerrie almost two years ago. She has always been interested in fragrance, and have had the travel bug since she was eighteen years old. After 25 years in the fashion industry, she was ready for a career change, and travel-inspired perfumed candles seemed to be a good fit for her!
Voyager candles are made from a blend of soy, coconut and beeswax. For her candle manufacturer in Melbourne, it took many months to get the right wax recipe, one that contained no palm wax or paraffin (isnt’t that wonderful?!), and that suited the particular heat properties of the thermal glasses. The complex, but subtle Voyager fragrances are inspired by places Kerries loves, and are named after gardens around the world.
In total there are five candles in the Voyager range but it couldn’t have been more appropriate for me than to get the Melbourne and Paris inspired candles, bien sur! The Belleville candle is inspired by Paris and has amber, guiawood, vanilla, lavender and courmarin. It is very soft and I love the vanilla that comes through and fills my apartment. The Alexandra candle, inspired by Melbourne, and named after the Alexandra gardens has bergamot, petigrain, fig leaves, sandalwood and green tea. I love this one as it reminds me of big open spaces, freshly cut grass, big skies, warm northerly winds, cicadas, jetty walks and coastal drives… Gosh I miss Melbourne.
I highly recommend you to head over to Kerrie’s website Voyager Candles. Which candle would you choose and why? What places in the world have a strong memory with you? I think it’s such a great idea, a candle that recreates a memory. Our memory is very strongly linked to our smell so it’s genius.
Happy weekend everybody! I’m off to market now ♥