French Word A Week - Pamplemousse & A Giveaway

March 26, 2010

Grapefruit

Planning this edition of French Word a Week was a complete "house" collaboration this time around. My dad picked the word, my mom got tickled pink when I got her involved into styling the picture. What did B. do? What he does best: ate the props! A little family project is always a fun when there is French and English simultaneously flying around. I just watch and take it all in.

I admit I drew a blank when picking this week's word (too many options I guess) until I stripped it down to the bare essential of something we see or eat daily. It has to be grapefruit for us. My dad eats half a grapefruit daily, B. drinks a glass every morning and I nosh on grapefruit sections in the afternoon for a little vitamin pick-me-up. Mom? She buys them. By the crate. Especially when we are all together!

Grapefruit

Today's word, pamplemousse, makes me think of plump, ample, soft, sunshine. It's one of those words I love to hear B. say outloud. It makes me giggle. You can listen to the pronunciation here.

Thanks to my mom I recently discovered the artist Catherine Martini who dedicates her work to painting all sorts of sweet things. I love the burst of colors, the shapes and subjects she choses to illustrate. Visiting her site always brings in some sunshine in the house. I wanted to share her work with you and thought a giveaway would be fun.

Catherine Martini's Card Set

But...it's not all. I am throwing in a copy of "Unforgettable Desserts" by Dede Wilson which contains 140 thorough recipes for desserts you can make all year round. The handful of recipes I made from it were a hit with everyone so I am confident you will find something tasty in it also.

To enter to receive a set of 3 cards from Catherine Martini and "Unforgettable Desserts": leave a comment on this post (one entry per person) between Friday March 26th 2010 and Monday March 29th, 11pm (US Eastern time). Anyone can enter, I'll ship worldwide.

We will be out of town this weekend and since I moderate the comments manually, bear with me if you don't see yours appear right away.

Have a great weekend!

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Silvina C. said...

J'adore pamplemousses... they're so refreshing!!!!
Love those cards, they make me hungry...

Mara said...

Hi! I absolutely love your blog, and I've been baking a lot more thanks to your inspiration. I'm also taking French at school, so your French word a Week and the fact that you post recipes in French makes me really excited! Thank you for creating (and maintaining) such a wonderful blog!

Anne R said...

I would like to enter.

Jeanne said...

Pamplemousse is one of my favorite French words! I love learning a new word (or remembering a forgotten word) every week.

erica :) said...

i could use some great unforgettable dessert recipes! :)

madmaven225 said...

I just bough a French handsoap that is grapefruit scented. I love reading Pamplemousse every day!

Mary Jane said...

I once lived in an apartment which was built in an old cirtus grove.

Outside my second floor balcony was a lovley pink grapefruit tree.
Free and instantly available fresh pamplemousse. It was a delight!
Also. . . so deliciously fragrant when the tree was in bloom.

Marilyn said...

What a treat it would be to win this give away. Your blog is my favorite food blog to visit.

Sarah said...

I'm a grapefruit lover myself. I remember waking up in the early hours of the morning when I stayed at my grandparent's house as a child and splitting a grapefruit with my grandpa. I'd cover mine in a mountain of sugar, and he'd eat his plain. Reminds me of good times.

I'd really love that book... I can never try enough dessert recipes :)

Mercè said...

Grapefruit sounds very soft in French, not like in Catalan or Spanish! ;)
Enjoy the weekend!

Kate at Serendipity said...

I love this word too. It sounds like anything but grapefruit! But then grapefruit doesn't have much to do with grapes...

Bon weekend!

おいしいイチゴ said...

thank you for introducing me to catherine martini! i love the artwork :]

cards please :]

Quinn said...

Pamplemousse sounds like ample pampering to me...Mmmm...with grapefruits, this so yummy plus a dose of healthy!

Kathryn Coon said...

Est-ce que on peut faire un macaron au pamplemousse? :o )

Kate Price said...

I just came across yout blog last Thursday and have already made the apricot and rosemary melting moments, which were well received at my work. I just love the way you style your photographs - I wish I could make my meals look that delicious!

Lucy Vaserfirer said...

Your new series is fantastic—I always wanted to learn French! And pamplemousse is like one of the funnest words ever!

Aaron said...

Catherine's paintings are gorgeous, love the vibrant colour and the macarons. Been on a macaron baking lately and it was fun! And pamplemousse, just makes me giggle! Thanks for sharing Helen.

carolph said...

Pamplemousse just sounds so wonderful....I must go immediately to the store and get some...not a second longer!

Lia said...

YUMMY!!! So look wanna win this ;)

Kendall said...

I wish I could speak French. But when I try, it comes out with a Spanish accent (my second language).

I love your blog sooo much. Makes me hungry.

Sara said...

oh, I would love to win that book...:)
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love your blog

Amy said...

Beautiful photos (as always).

I'm off to the market...have a sudden grapefruit craving...

missvanilla said...

Hi Helen, I'm Sandy From the Philippines! I really enjoy your blog, I especially enjoy looking at your wonderful macarons. I wish to make one in the near future. =) Those cards are so adorable... and so is the word pamplemousse =)

Jane said...

I could just eat them. Very nice.

Andrea said...

I love your pictures and those recipe cards are great. I just made my first french macarons last week and they turned out perfect!

Rodney and Erin said...

My brother will be marrying a French girl this summer...I like the French word of the week now because it makes me feel just a little bit closer to her. I love those cards. They are goodies for the eyes!

Katie said...

a reward for reading my favorite food blog?!?!? sounds good to me :)

Debra said...

great giveaway! I would enjoy winning it!!

Human Potpourri said...

Fun! But judging from the sheer number of entrants, i doubt i'll win. Nonetheless! I am entering!

Baked Alaska said...

Beautiful photos as always.

Marina B said...

The cards are beautiful. Thanks for introducing us to the artist. The book is also new to me too. Again. Thank you for your sweet inspirations.

Anne said...

How funny I should read this now, as I've just come back from the store with a pamplemousse of my own to snack on.

Jade said...

This is my first time commenting on your blog, but I've been reading it for a while. Everything always looks so beautiful and tasty! I can't wait to make about every raspberry dessert you have written about once they come into season here :) Thank you for putting so much into your lovely blog!

Ali said...

I LOVE YOUR BLOG. The photos are amazing and it makes me want to try everything you've made because they all look so goooood. :D

Cookin' Canuck said...

Pamplemousse is such a fun word to say. My kids are trying to say it five times quickly. Good family entertainment.

Those paintings are such fun!

Anonymous said...

Those pictures are so pretty.
I love your pictures.

Grace said...

The pictures and your photos are so beautiful I almost can't stand it.

Christina said...

I know it sounds crazy, but I love to eat grapefruit sliced in half with salt... It's how my grandpa ate them, so it's half nostalgic half addiction. Thanks for posting!

Clementine said...

Gorgeous cards. Pamplemousse looks amazing, can't wait to give it a spin.

Magia na Cozinha said...

I think grapefruits look beautiful, but I can't stand the flavor. I wish they were really sweet.

Grimmy said...

This book and cards would be awesome.

Misty said...

Those cards are lovely! The word, funny. :)

SexyChicElephante said...

Pomplemousse is everyone's favorite French word. (:

I absolutely adore your site... if only I was brave enough to try some of those enticing recipes! Yum!

Becky said...

This is so great! I have just started trying to learn French, and I hope it's not too late as I'm 39. Is it possible? I learn on my computer, I listen in my car... and now on your blog!!! Fantastic. Please enter me in your contest, I'd love it!

Margaret said...

Pamplemousse has always been one of my favorite French words! When I was taking French in high school me and my friend would pretend to be silly french people and talk about how super chouette pamplemousse were!

Debbie said...

love the word! making myself giggle as a try to speak in a faux french accent.

wendyywy said...

Can you believe that I've never eaten pamplemousse before? All I know is that it's slightly bitter.
It's very expensive here, when compared to oranges and mandarins.

Eunice Chen said...

i love the word and i love the fruit!

LiLGx1 said...

Such a cute word! I think I'd name a pet hamster that! The cards look wonderful! Thanks for the opportunity!

g.gracekim at gmail dot com

Pastrychefgrl said...

That is a pretty amusing word I have to admit I heard it somewhere and not sure where but LOL :O)

Alessandra said...

The Italian word for pamplemousse is "pompelmo"... quite similar, don't you think?

Ciao from Italy,

Alessandra

lumplings said...

pamplemousse is one of my favourite words from French class, it reminds me of plump juiciness :)

Evelina de Nets said...

Ah, Beautiful pictures!

dragondreamer said...

Found your blog through bakerella and I. love.it!!! ARCHIVES HERE I COM! Love the cards.. so tasty looking!

Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] said...

Love your french word a week! Pamplemousse is such a fun word! True proof that french makes everything sounds better!!

jane said...

haha that was the one of the first french words i taught my sister

Carolyn said...

Pamplemousse is one of my favorite French words. It's a great bad-mood buster for English-speaking little girls.

Margaret said...

The cards are beautiful. A wonderful book giveaway too. I always love visiting your blog it's so inspiring.

Britney said...

Pretty! Have a great weekend!

bunkycooks said...

What a lovely giveaway! The first heard the word "pamplmousse" when we went to France about 5 years ago and I was ordering gelato. It's such a fun word!

vplus10 said...

Pamplemousse is just a happy word! Love those cards, so evocative!

paddlemama said...

I love grapefruit - especially the ones that grow on the tree at ou church!

Curried Cupcakes said...

My hubby LOVES grapefruit. He eats them daily for breakfast.

Marion said...

Grapefruit fell down from a tree
no one saw it - only me
so I picked it for my pleasure
took it home to be my treasure.

Y said...

CANNOT even begin to express how much I adore the word pamplemousse, and I thought I was the only one! Love that first photo by the way :)

Susan said...

I love, love, LOVE grapefruit. Especially the Ruby Reds from the Rio Grande Valley in Texas.

Eva B said...

I love your recipes and pics. Your cakes are my favourite!

minXnim said...

I also love the word "pamplemousse" - in German, they also say "Pampelmuse" for grapefruit.

I've always wondered what grapefruits have to do with grapes, by the way.

Maureen said...

Love the French language. I aced my four years of it in high school and was going to major in it in college, God had a different plan for me, I became a mother at a very early age. Managed a college degree inspite of it all, but it wasn't in French, needless to say!
Love your blog! Fondly reminds me of those long ago days in high school.

Helen said...

When I was learning French I immediately remembered the word for grapefruit because I loved the word pamplemousse'! The cards are lovely. Thanks for doing this giveaway, so generous of you.

Phuoc'n Delicious said...

Oh I love illustrations of all things sweets; I just want to lick the one with the chocolate covering the pear. They all look so good!

Marianevans said...

Thanks for the giveaway! The colors of the grapefruits are amazing - fresh and mouthwatering!

2 Stews said...

A visual feast, as always...have a great weekend and thanks for your wonderful posts.

Diane

Elizabeth and Mike said...

We love grapefruit here too! I've been making recipes off your site and really enjoying them. Thanks for the GF options!
-Elizabeth

gaelle@whatareyoufeedingyourkidsthesedays.com said...

We all love pamplemousse in our family. My younger son learned how to say quickly so that he could get his fair share!

Cher said...

I love the beautiful cards and the word pamplemousse. My grandson is in French immersion school and sounds so cute saying it. Your blog is wonderful.

Pilar said...

The picture are very charming.
Have a nice weekend with your family.

Anonymous said...

I think french word a week is a great idea. I love how french words sound, pamplemousse..beautiful! it also makes me think of plump, round, soft/fluffy. the cards from Catherine Martini are so colorful and happy, i'd hang these in my kitchen.

Joyce said...

Those are such beautiful cards. :) Thank you for sharing always something interesting. Checking out your blog is something I look forward doing everyday. :)

Mary said...

Pamplemousse was one of the words that made me giggle in French class, along with pneu and poupee. Something about those 'p' words!

Pooh! said...

Would love to win

poohsden at gmail dot com

Ashley said...

J'adore les pamplemousses. I eat one every morning.

MadeInCanarias said...

I prefer oranges :)

Tina said...

I love grapefruits - they taste like summer. Thanks for always sharing your goodies with your readers

Zebbie said...

Love, love, love your blog....the pictures are always so lovely. I've got my fingers crossed that I'm picked for the giveaway...It's my birthday today and the cards and book would be a wonderful surprise!!

Amie said...

I wish I could photograph like you, so pretty!
And the cards are so cute.


Amie

Mary said...

oh, I love giveaways, especially when it's for such lovely things :)

toontz said...

Mmm, grapefruit! Always a great way to perk up in the morning or afternoon.

Jan said...

beautiful cards- LOVE your blog!

Blondes in the Kitchen said...

My sister and I just started a new food blog and your blog has really inspired us. Thank you.
Taylor

Joanna Aloysia said...

I lurv the photograph of the rinds. You are inspiring me to give food photography a try - definitely outside of my general photographic subjects. Much more bright.

Anali said...

I seem to be seeing this word everywhere all of a sudden since my aunt in Florida sent up some grapefruits to my family. I immediately thought pamplemousse! I always remember the French word, because I love the sound of it.

This is a wonderful giveaway. Please count me in! Merci! ; )

Meera said...

We love grapefruit as well. The cards are beautiful.

Heather said...

I love grapefruit as a snack too! And what a fun word to say in French; thank you for sharing.

Anonymous said...

I love grapefruits too! Grew up eating them with a grapefruit special spoon with a sprinkle of sugar. Wonderfully sweet and sour at the same time. I am off to eat a half right now.
Sue Norton

Anonymous said...

The whimsical drips of chocolate on that pear are producing a Pavlovian reaction in me! Those beautiful pieces would be perfect in my kitchen.

Rebecca Claire said...

My favorite thing to do with grapefruit is make Grapefruit and Vanilla Bean Marmalade. It's a Nigella Lawson recipe that is so wonderfully sweet and bitter. A great addition to my morning tea and toast.
Those cards are utterly divine. If only you could enter the photos and have a feast!

Nahieli said...

I love your blog! I really like Dede Wilson's books. Thanks for sharing.

lolly said...

Yummy! Thanks for the giveaway and the inspiration to use grapefruit more. Brings me back to my childhood because my grandfather would send us crates of grapefruit from FL where he retired. Even the sight of a grapefruit crate fills me with memories.

maybelle's mom said...

when I pregnant last year, the only thing I could eat for a while was broiled grapefruit with brown sugar (way 50s.) We used to call it pamplemousse brulee (sp?).

Opy said...

What a lovely post! That has to be one of my favorite French words! :) The prints are to die for! Thanks!

Rachel said...

A new word to add to my french vocabulary - yay! Those cards are beautiful and so is your work!

Tricia said...

Those cards made me pull some macarons out of the freezer. Thank you for such an amazing blog.

Alex Erynn said...

I come and go when it comes to grapefruit. I always love it but one month I'll eat it everyday and the next month I'll have it once or twice. I'm an irregular pamplemousse eater. I'd love to find a dessert to use it in. I guess that's my new search!

Terry said...

S'il vous plaît accepter mes remerciements pour votre site formidable, c'est vraiment merveilleux.
Merci

Gypsy Eyes Jewelry said...

Pamplemousse! 'Tis a favorite between my daughter and I. We savor the flavor and the pronunciation. Hats off to the French for creating such a beautiful language that makes our lips pout so beautifully!

Katie said...

just found your site while looking for pistachio dacquoise recipes. everything is so beautiful! and grapefruit is my favorite fruit! (how could i not leave a comment?)

Kikiree Khoo said...

Grapefruit is my favorite. We have an old grapefruit tree at our backyard. The blooming season is the most wonderful period where the scent of the blooms is in the air. If you ever come to visit Arizona, March is the time to enjoy the smell and some citrus! I would love to get the cards as well! Very lovely.

Christian Farm Girl said...

French words are so romantic no matter what they mean. LOL.. I've been learning to cook from other countries.. and that cook book would be a wonderful addition to my studies!!

Anonymous said...

The cards are beautiful. I still need to try your recipe your grapefruit white tea jello someday, looks delicious.

Fantasy Cupcakes said...

Enjoy cooking, specially baking so this pictures are just around my alley, but what I love the most is eating with family & friends.

Anonymous said...

I found Your blog few weeks ago while looking for recipe for cupcakes.

I didn't cook anything from recipes (yet), but I am sure it would be delicious just like photos. They are so colorfull, sharp and focus. Just perfect.

I just wanna say "Hi" from Poland. I will be Your often guest from now on.

Bellameru said...

Mmm, I love grapefruit almost as much as I love macaroons.

almost.

Renee said...

your photos are stunning.. and as someone who always wanted to study and learn the French language, I enjoy the word of the week!

Thanks to your mom for helping you discover Catherine's work! Its fantastic!!

Allison Day said...

Pamplemousse is such a fun word, and so cheery as well! Grapefruit always make me think of my grandparents - for years, the only time we would ever see grapefruit in the house was when my grandparents were over and would eat one for breakfast every morning, scooping the pink flesh out of the skin with one of those sharp spiky grapefruit spoons. :)

Anonymous said...

Love it - I just made grapefruit tarts, bruleed and floating on the goat cheese mousse you featured in an earlier tart recipe.

Thanks for the inspiration - I love your blog.

lira_peach@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

J'adore pamplemousse :) and those lovely,sweet cards. Have a lovely weekend!

julie said...

I have been loving grapefruits lately too! This Winter Season especially they have been delicious! And I would love to have that cookbook and cute cards! :)

Anonymous said...

Love your blog. Hope I win!

kyrajane said...

The artwork looks so tasty!

♥ dinner @ my place ♥ said...

For a very brief time, I was a French major in college. Hearing French words makes me smile and "pamplemousse" is so fun to say :)

jane said...

Grapefruits remind me of my grandfather, who ate them with a sprinkle of salt. Still makes me pucker to think of it!

emmericer said...

I love the word Pamplemousse! When I was a student in France traveling with two French girls through France we stopped at a place on the autoroute. I really wanted to EAT the beautiful juicy pamplemousse I saw on the counter. The server explained to me over and over (and over)that I could not eat the pamplemousse but he would gladly make me a juice drink with pamplemousse. This went on for five minutes until I left without my pamplemousse. I didn't eat my pamplemousse that day but every time I hear the word pamplemousse I smile and remember a summer many years ago.

Amanda said...

I love the French word a week! I think it might motivate me to take some actual French lessons one of these days...

Karen@Mignardise said...

Pamplemousse has always been one of my favorite French words, along with cacahuete (sp?).

Beautiful photos!

Nataliect said...

Pamplemousse makes me think of Paris! It became my favourite word when I spent a weekend there a couple of years ago. It was also the flavour of the weekend - the amazing pamplemousse et poire tarts (this was before my celiac diagnosis), and even pampelmousse chewing gum (which was actually good, though I usually detest gum).
Everytime I see grapefruit, I think "PAMPLEMOUSSE" and giggle a little.
Between that and my recent excitement over the bananas being labelled "Golden Bananas", the guys at my local grocery store must think I'm nuts.

Shannon said...

I love the artwork. Beautiful.

Bende and Zoé said...

In our mulilingual family, we always drink "pamplemousse juice" because we like the way it rhymes!

Amanda said...

I really want to learn French, and since my sister knows it she teaches me random things, and pamplemousse happens to be one of them!
Can't say that I am a fan of it, but I've only had it once so I know I should try it again..

Nice stumbling upon your blog :)

Linda Liu said...

When I saw the word pamplemousse, I actually thought it was english

Anonymous said...

We love to drink pamplemousse juice at breakfast time :)

Gorgeous photos and what a great giveaway! :)

Katie

Annasui said...

It's good to see that other than my family are crazy for pamplemousse. ^

Anonymous said...

reminds me of my first time went to french and find a very tempting bottled juice of "pamplemousse" and so curious to taste it.and no regret for it=)

yana

Janet said...

What a lovely word for such a unique, beautiful fruit! Grapefruit is my 13 year old daughter's favorite and I can't wait to teach her the French word (which, not surprisingly, sounds so much more exotic and delicious than "grapefruit"!)

rosanna said...

Like this project of a word a week, very instructive.
How I wish I could win this exquisite book you talk about!

kimb said...

Thank you for the new word! I love grapefruit (toronja) soda from Mexico, and there's a bag of Texas Rio Reds in the back fridge. I can recommend pamplemousse with lemon vodka as a lovely summer drink.

AlteredbyMe said...

What gorgeous artwork and the cookbook sounds like one I would love to own.

arlene

Amanda said...

I love the french word a week. It helps me remember the french that I learned while I lived Grenoble. I remember seeing les pamplemousses in the market. I would get one now and again for my husband. I never did develop a taste for them. I prefer sweet over tart. Maybe that is why I love those dessert paintings.

Thank you for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Tasty designs! I've been trying to brush up on my 11 years of French from almost 20 years ago

Monica M. said...

I am new to this site. I love reading the older posts right along with the new ones..

Meghan said...

Mmmmmm... refreshing grapefruit with a little sugar sprinkled on top....

jenny said...

love everything you post, especially when involves grapefruit! (or silly words!)

Fahrenheit 350° said...

Those paintings will be perfect in our new house - my first house! Please, pick me!

Kylie said...

I must try grapefruit again, if only so that I can say it french :)

Catherine said...

pamplemousse! hehe, such an endearing word.

and the cards look amazing. i love sweets, even on paper! :)

Amanda said...

Grapefruits are a little too tart for me, but I LOVE your pictures of them!!

Estelle said...

Grapefruit = food of the gods :)

Laura B. said...

i love grapefruits! and what a fun french word for it!

Amy said...

I love the word Pamplemouss. Look it up on Youtube :) it's great music!!

rghawki@yahoo.com said...

That is a funny word! It does make you smile,huh?
Thanks for a great giveaway.

We also love grapefruit.
You have a great blog.

Anonymous said...

I recently moved to Quebec where my husband is from. So I love that you include a French word weekly as this helps in my learning of the language spoken here. I read the word AND it's pronunciation than say it out loud and wait for my husbands reaction. Thank's for such a wonderful blog!

Fran said...

Oh my gosh, the pronunciation was nothing like I heard it in my head! And I thought I was such an refined, sophisticated woman. Ok, not so much.

And grapefruit seems to be in perfect form right now. I'm addicted and can't get enough this winter.

Go Play Louisiana said...

Nice giveaway. Have a wonderful weekend

Anonymous said...

Pamplemousse is my new favorite word...which will be said alot since I love grapefruit so much.

I probably wouldn't give away those cards...they'd become artwork in my room :D

Thanks
kakeyj@hotmail.com

Coquine said...

Great word!

I remember our dessert when we were little in school being a 1/2 grapefruit with a teaspoon of sugar on top.

Love your photos. They're always amazing!

shaz said...

the cards are whimsically delicious! i always look fwd to your posts and pics.

ragamuffin child said...

I love grapefruit! I used to drink grapefruit juice all the time in college -- it was my "crack"! :)

Steph said...

Amazing paintings! Ooh and I lurve grapefruits! =)

pikkii said...

This family project sounds totaly nice.
Thx for this giveaway game and greetings!

Nicole Yaw said...

oh my goodness!! those drawings are amazing! thanks for the link! i appreciate you passing it on so that we can all share the same hungry looks as i have on right now:)

Mirjam said...

Lovely lovely lovely!

Anonymous said...

Quite lovely, thank you for sharing! Heather M, Warren OR.

Susie said...

I just made my first macarons this weekend for a wine and cheese party. I used a ganache filling and a raspberry mascarpone filling too. They were a hit with our guests, but they were far from perfect (more "skirty" than "feety").

La Tea Dah said...

Great post --- beautiful cards! Please enter me.

LaTeaDah

VertAnge said...

Pamplemousse sounds really funny. I read that French is the language that uses the same muscles in pronunciation that we use when we are smiling.

alice2 said...

I'm enjoying your french words of the week. I don't often think of grapefruit but your post has me wanting to seek some out :)

my little expat kitchen said...

Pamplemousse, it tickles the tongue. It's a fun word!
Magda

MJ said...

Great word of the day, it takes practice getting the word pronounced right but fun to say nonetheless.

Love the macarons!

Deppified said...

I really want to try broiling grapefruit with some brown sugar. It sounds so delicious!

Mallini said...

Learning French has never tasted so good. ;-P I love the macaron painting, their feet look so frilly it's almost like they're wearing little can can skirts! Love the photography on your blog, it makes me happy to see pretty food when I'm sad.

someonecares said...

I love those dessert themed painting cards... would be great to keep them!

Ana said...

J'aime aussi le mot "pamplemousse". Il me fait penser de mousse :) doux et frais. Et je sais pas pourquoi mais aussi le mot "pasteque" me fait aussi bien :) mais c'est surtout d'ete...

Et oui! The peels de pamplemousse - on peut en faire de peels sucres, peut-on? :) On en aura besoin dans deux semaines pour preparer "Paskha"! :) Si on nárrive pas a les manger avant...

Bon appetit!

Botacook said...

What a wonderful artistic work! Here is my participation :)

Liv said...

hmmm...I have heard that 'pamplemousse' could assist in weight loss :P Anyway, grapefruit is soooo juicy and sweet when it's ripe!
I love how your teaching awesome french words. When I was learning french, i had always learnt about grammar and boring stuff like that Don't get me wrong. Grammar is so important for french but I find that trying to remember all those conjugations and tenses were so tedious!! Anyway, grammar was all we basically learnt at school (as well as other things of course) but my teacher would NEVER have introduced me to awesome french words such as 'pamplemousse'!! J'adore le francais et la pamplemousse!

Robyn said...

dimpled plump and round
cut into halfmoon segments
sweet and sour bursting

MamaDukes said...

I always love reading your posts. Your recipes and photos are inspiring!

Małgosia M said...

grapefruit sounds so nicely in French. I love them, though it is quite a recent love. In winter I like to grill them in oven with some honey and cinnamon on top - maybe not so healthy but so damn good:-)

serena said...

mmh pamplemousse.. sounds good :D

Deer Camp Diva said...

What a cute word - I'll be saying it all day now!

Lindsay said...

Yum, I haven't had grapefruit in forever, but I might have to get some this week.

xinen said...

yum grapefruit! have a gr8 week ahead! cheers(:

Anonymous said...

I'm the only one in my family who doesn't like grapefruits.
They're to sour for me :/

Alison said...

excellent word and beautiful photos

Haden News said...

I really enjoy your blog! All this talk about grapefruit has me craving one! Thanks for a chance at your great giveaway!!

Anonymous said...

Love this new word of the week section!

While I can never quite get used to the bitterness of regular grapefruits, I do love pamplemousse rose!

And my favourite part is eating the props too ;)

P.S. I completely love your blog for my daily food porn fix! I hope you don't mind but i've linked you as one of my favourites on my own blog.

Miss B xx

http://agirlastyle.wordpress.com

Vicki said...

Very lovely pictures! Both styled and painted.

Tim said...

Those grapefruits look divine! My mouth is watering just looking at them haha~

Irene said...

Oh, wow, those are just soooo pretty and would fit perfect on my white walls...

And i Love love love your blog!

Paris Miniatures said...

Je confonds régulièrement "grapefruit" et "grape"...it's confusing, isn't it?!
Beeing French, pamplemousse remains a delicious word :)
Thank you for that lovely give away!

Katie said...

the word pamplemousse was one of the only ones I could remember from my french lessons at school! it just rolls off the tongue! x

Paris Miniatures said...

Après des années, je confonds encore "grapefruit" et "grape"...confusing isn't it?!
Be sure that even being French, "pamplemousse" remains a delicious word to say:)
Thank you for this yummy giveaway!

bugz3456 said...

Those pictures are beautiful. And I love grapefruit!

Valerie said...

The French Words make me happy. I like to say them out loud and add a "huh-huh-huh" to the end. It makes it more authentic. :-)

Bonnie said...

I'd frame these adn hang them in my kitchen. They are that beautiful.

Ellen said...

Haha, I love the word pomplemousse! My best friend lived in a Paris for a while and when I visited we took a trip to the grocery store so I could learn the names of fruits and vegetables. My favorite: pomme de terre! It makes a lot of sense, and is fun to say as well.

Corey :) said...

I would love to hang those pictures in the bakery I plan to open someday (y'know...one of these days...).

cindy* said...

i love family time in the kitchen...what fun!

Helen said...

Ruby grapefruit juice is my favourite!

Zilla said...

We've been eating grapefruit by the boatload. They are great to help with the end of winter blahs!

Cheri said...

Love those cards.. they are so bright and cheery. That first photo is killing me.. it's makes me feel like there will actually be an end to these cloud filled days. Woot!

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