Starting My Day the French Way

Starting My Day the French Way

Hello Friends. Just wanted to let you all know that I received a very nice note from Jamie Cat Callan, author of French Women Don’t Sleep Alone. I mentioned her book in my post French Women Don’t Make Good Tourists from yesterday and she happened to read the post! I was so excited and thrilled to hear from her. The book offers a look at how French women view men, dating, and romance – a perfect read for a single chic these days! Being a journalist at heart, I would love to interview her some day about the difference between French women and American women and the overall French lifestyle. I’ll keep you all posted on my progress.

Now, onto my Saturday…

Missing Yoga

I missed yoga class today and felt a little out of sorts all day. For some reason, I thought it started at 8:30 AM, but when I arrived at 8:15 to get a good spot, it had already started. I thought about sneaking in and just going to the back of the room (everyone was in down dog, so they wouldn’t notice, right?) But then I remembered the standard yoga courtesy, do not interrupt class when it has already started. Bummer! But, as this shirt says:

French Shirt at The Gap

French Shirt at The Gap

A Trader Joe’s Run

Missing yoga class allowed me extra time to go for a grocery shopping run. I headed to my regular grocer but then made a last-minute stop to Trader Joe’s. At TJ’s, I picked up a fresh baguette for my breakfast as well as more Greek yogurt. I was delighted to see that TJ’s had a new flavor – apricot mango. I’ll give you the low-down on how it tastes!

I also picked up an assortment of cheeses including crumbled and block feta, as well as the yummy brie pictured in the following photos. I love brie and was so happy to see that it was on sale, so I immediately snatched it up. I not only used it for breakfast, but I also made a classic French sandwich made with turkey, brie, dijon mustard for dinner. 

A French-inspired Breakfast

After my grocery run, I relaxed with an amazing French-inspired breakfast. Check it out:

A light French breakfast to start the day...

A light French breakfast to start the day...

I had a fresh whole grain baguette with brie cheese and raspberry preserves, plus fresh fruit and a pot of English Breakfast loose leaf tea. Very tasty and filling! It really is amazing how well brie cheese goes with fruit spreads. The sweet taste of the preserves combined with the creamy texture of the brie was just heavenly. This close up view says it all:

Baguette with brie and raspberry preserves

Baguette with brie and raspberry preserves

Stocking up for Bastille Day

Between the grocer and TJ’s, I picked up 6 separate packages of cheese. This may seem like a lot of cheese, but my husband and I really do eat it all. However, this is more cheese than normal because we plan on taking the cheese to an outdoor music event tomorrow night. I also was stocking up on cheese in anticipation for Bastille Day on Tuesday – can’t wait to try a new French recipe!

Well, I’m off to get some sleep! 



  1. hi there!
    love your writting!
    and what’s that pink and yellow fruit (?) in the left side? looks good!

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