Jillian here. Before I went to Paris, someone recommended Angelina’s, a pastry shop that has been in business since, I think, 1903. It’s a lovely place and I was told to try the white chocolate hot chocolate. They also have a signature pastry called Le Mont Blanc- it’s meringue, light whipped cream and chestnut cream vermicelli. It
Le Mont Blanc
pot of chocolate
Yum! strawberry center
seems they had a summer version with strawberry center and cream as well. I had that and it was so good. The vermicelli was a bit too sweet for me so I didn’t finish the treat but what I did eat, I enjoyed.
Now, about that white chocolate hot chocolate? It was divine and so yummy. I loved, loved it. They brought it out with a neat presentation as well. I got a cup and saucer placed before me then to either side of the cup, they added a small pot of whipped cream and a larger pot of the hot chocolate. I poured some of the chocolate into the cup, then added some cream. It was like heaven.
If you get to Paris, make your way to the Rue De Rivoli and enjoy!!
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It’s close on to summer now and we’re already having those super hot days here. Afternoon thunderstorms are almost a daily occurrence here too. A lot of sun, a little rain, lightning and thunder make up the days of summer here in Florida. We also have entered, as of June 1, hurricane season.
For those hot days, here’s a summer cooler:
2 quarts of water
sugar to taste- I start with 1/2 cup and test it for tartness- (or you can use Splenda or other substitute)
1 pint of strawberries (de-headed and cut into chunks)
Squeeze the juice from the lemons and add to the 2 quarts of water. Add the sugar and after cutting up the strawberries, add the chunks to the mix. You’ll have a lovely strawberry lemonade and the flavors will mix nicely and when you finish your drink, you’ll have some sweet strawberries to munch on.
Add the juice of 4 limes for a twist
OR add your favorite liquor for a bit of a kick.
Enjoy your June!
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