As I examined the tiny figurines curious to learn their story, the seller exclaimed “la fève, la fève, pour galette des rois”! I thought to myself “beans for cake”? My French leaves much to be desired, so luckily a fellow shopper noticed my confusion and explained in English that these figurines were small charms used in a traditional cake called Galette des Rois or King’s Cake. We were in France at the vintage and antiques market in Aix-en-Provence where the vendor we discovered had hundreds of these darling pieces.
Hello, friends! As we gear up for the 2018 holiday season, I wanted to share some great products I have found on Amazon that are in the French farmhouse style! These products may or may not be on sale this holiday season, so definitely check them out. And if you find something you or a friend might like, let me know. 🙂
To be honest, I’m not sure when I learned of Shakshuka for the first time. I’m sure it was probably through social media, and it was several years ago. But when I saw it on the menu at one of my favorite places in Boston, Tatte Bakery , I knew I had to try it. Let’s just say, I was hooked! With that delicious, spicy tomato base topped with over easy eggs, I eagerly dunked my hearty bread in and ate every bite. I had to learn more and try to recreate at home.
Who’s ready for fall? I love summer, but it has been a hot one and I love the cool nights and warm days of fall. And it’s my favorite time of year for decorating! I’m not a huge fan of giant, fluffy, fake flower wreaths, but I do like simple and classic wreaths on my doors, etc. preferably using real materials. So I had an idea to make a very simple grapevine wreath with just a few supplies from the craft store.