For anyone that knows me, I’m not a big cook. Between being a student, living in 12m2 and always being out and about, it’s just never something I’ve had a lot of time for. (However, I am quite lucky to have many foodie friends, so I still manage to eat quite well!). So as a non-chef, I was a bit intimidated when Leela Cyd first invited me to participate in the Breakfast with a Blogger series on the Apartment Therapy The Kitchn blog. But as soon as I realized my favorite food in France – butter with chunks of sea salt – my challenge was solved, I would share a “recipe” for a tartine. While I still laugh that I’m essentially sharing how to make toast, albeit with a French twist, hopefully my tales of French living and observations from spending a summer in France will help spread the joy of the tartine to all. These are my amateur pictures below (my friend Angie took that picture of me on Christmas from the chambre de bonne she rented next door), but Leela beautifully recreates the recipe. Click HERE for the full post.
P.S. In case you missed it, check out Leela’s Boarding Pass feature! Instead of asking for wedding presents, she and her husband asked for money and traveled the world for a year!
February 22, 2011 at 9:48 pm //
Sounds (and looks) delicious!
February 23, 2011 at 12:25 am //
wow, traveling the world for a year …. I’m so jealous!
February 23, 2011 at 1:18 am //
the butter…between Nicole and you I am going to have to get my hands on some…;)
love that photo of you!
February 23, 2011 at 3:08 am //
Such serendipity indeed! I just found “creamy honey” at Trader Joe’s here and thought of you (and chez madame balsan) instantly. I’ve also been trying my hand at making baguettes lately, so needless to say, I’ll be having your tartine au miel a la matin, bien sur!
February 23, 2011 at 8:53 am //
(kind of similar to my breakfast now…)
February 23, 2011 at 8:56 am //
What a sweet article she wrote about you! And I am definitely trying your tartine recipe ;)
February 23, 2011 at 1:11 pm //
‘…not a big cook…’ hooey! You don’t have to be a Michelin chef to make something really tasty. Your little tartine is destined to be my go-to breakfast. Thanks!
February 23, 2011 at 9:18 pm //
your recipe is making my mornings in portland so much more inspired!
LOVE your instructions and musings on butter.
big hug from afar!
Kim @ Inspired Goodness
February 24, 2011 at 5:38 pm //
Who doesn’t love butter with toast! And um, traveling for a year…wish I had thought of that one!!
February 24, 2011 at 6:57 pm //
I am drooling over these photos Anne! I miss this simple breakfast so so much!
February 25, 2011 at 9:23 pm //
The view out of the window is simply stunning!