Greetings from a very chilly South of France. Perhaps these photos are a bit of an indication of how cold it’s been in le sud. But don’t let those faux snow-capped chalets fool you, the sun’s been shining quite brightly above our 7° C temps. Well, save early Friday evening when I got to snap these photos after a light rain-shower.
And perhaps I should have titled this post, A Very South-of-France Christmas, as it’s pretty obvious from the twinkling palm trees that we’re quite far out from the holiday celebrations taking place around our Parisien neighbors.
Soon we’ll be making the trek northward ourselves… and I feel totally giddy with anticipation. Well, not so much for the brisk (read: north-of-france-pack-some-extra “Santa stuffing” -cold) but more so for the 2 words I’ve been waiting a whole year to re-live: chocolate mousse.
Well, make that 3 words: homemade chocolate mousse. And if we really want to get crazy (of course we do): homemade chocolate mousse that my belle mere makes only once a year which means you’ll want to lick more than just the spoon.
So, basically… you know where to find me (& my spoon) the 24th… and mostly likely the 25th. And… well, you get the picture. Oh, and yeah there’ll be other food there too, and gifts, and holiday joy and it’ll be totally fabulous. It’s France… it’s Christmas… and I’m crazy-happy about all of it.
*I had a guest post up last Friday for Kathy over at Food Lover’s Odyssey (on the Aix-en-Provence Christmas market) if you’d like to check it out here.