Parisians have turned their frowns upside down; it’s back to the grind! Nonetheless I love that early September still hangs onto the Summer harvest.   Summer fruits and vegetables are a god send because they can be thrown together laboriously into long, outdoor summer dinners or quickly slapped together with an iphone between a shoulder and a cheek.  This is non-recipe recipe I improvised for my lunch the other day during a multitasking frenzy, but it can easily be adapted to anything else fridge dwelling. But I’ll let the gif do the talking because it took 1000 times longer to make than the salad itself… :)


I recently celebrated my 7-year Parisversaire!  Yes, that is 7 years of morning boulangerie runs, nauseating boughts of cultural differences, and a bookshelf unapologetically filled with administrative proof that I do indeed live in this enchanted city of Paris, France.  As much as I try to steer away from the Pretty Postcard Paris that is so much better captured by my blogging compatriots, I recently found myself in a giddy state when I saw there was a Ladurée in Megève where I am currently vacationing.  Twice removed, Ladurée here has all the charm and appeal it did when I was just a young American navigating the cold cobblestoned streets of Paris.  It was no little blue box, but the little green bag worked just as well.  Scraping together a few hard-earned euro pieces promises a few glorious macarons and a few moments of pure pleasure.  Yes, I am a tourist at heart.


I have been camping out in my work cave as of late.  But I have a good reason. I am thrilled to announce my forthcoming book Edible Paradise from Rizzoli New York‘s Universe imprint!  It’s a fully ripened coloring book of seasonal fruits and vegetables ready to be attacked with sharpened colored pencils.  Edible Paradise will delight any curious foodie, green-thumbed enthusiast, broccoli-phobic child or anyone in need of unplugging and reconnecting with the edible plant world.

Nevertheless, mark your calendar for the release, February 9th, 2016.  Although it is always best to purchase Edible Paradise from a local bookstore, preorder a copy here on Amazon today.

In the meantime, savor all the summer fruit and veg you can eat!


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