French Word A Week - Pamplemousse & A Giveaway

Friday, 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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Jessica said...

That word is making me laugh, too. ;) Those cards are stunning - I want to eat them, that is how good they look!

Robin (Hippo Flambe) said...

My father believes pamplemousse appears on dessert menus to fool non french speaking diners. It sounds so fanciful.

-Robin

Tracy said...

I've recently fallen in love with grapefruit. your photos of them are gorgeous and making me hungry :)

Evelyn said...

Bravo! Pamplemousse est magnifique!

Though my French is very limited, pamplemousse is one of my favorite words to pronounce AND eat. That's a win-win! What a fun project :)

soft coeur said...

i totally giggled at the "pamplemousse" pronunciation and i love that you can download it as an mp3. the cards are fantastic as well, especially les macarons (which are great in any form, even on paper!)

Melissa said...

I'm so hungry right now just by looking at those cards! =D

Bronwyn said...

YUM! I adore grapefruit, in fact I am just about to eat a vanilla cupcake with grapefruit ginger buttercream frosting!

Kelley said...

Hehe, funnily enough, pamplemousse is one French word that will forever stick out in my mind. When I went to French pastry school, one of my classmates would bring fresh "pamplemousse" from his trees for our instructor because it was his favorite fruit. :)

Beverly Lynn said...

Grapefruit season always makes me happy! I love getting a huge bag. My hubby and I will go through them in a snap.

Nads' Bakery said...

I absolutely love your blog!

Susan said...

Pamplemousse is also the name of a wonderful San Diego-area restaurant. --Likely what locals here think of when they hear this French word!

Lindsay said...

Though I'm not as fond of grapefruit as your faimly is, I have always loved saying the pamplemousse. It is just fun to say!

Mookleberry said...

those are awesome pictures, and it's a great word... it makes me laugh too when I hear it haha

snackpig said...

My boyfriend is the fastest grapefruit eater I've ever seen. I am the type that carefully pulls out each section to arrange on a plate for snacking through out the day. He on the other hand manages to scarf down the entire thing with no tools except his fingers. I've secretly been timing him, and lately, his speeds are somewhere in the 2 to 3 minute zone for a large grapefruit.

The Cochrans said...

I've always loved that word-- it evokes the color of a grapefruit so much better than "grapefruit." The word SOUNDS pink!

Sara said...

Wow, what adorable cards! Your grapefruit photos are absolutely gorgeous!

Jessica said...

Love the word a week feature - taking me back to the days when I studied French in school and was much more well versed. I always loved pamplemousse as well!

Romy said...

I don't like grapefruits so much, they are too sour for me - but I sure would love this dessert cookbook! :)

Heather said...

Grapefruit is one of my favorites too.

Pojangels said...

I was not a great fan of grapefruit, until my mother showed me how to buy the ones that are ripe, not just pretty. Now, I am trying to make ice cream out of it, it's a challenge!

Alix said...

"unforgettable Desserts" has been on my "to buy" list since I saw it. Mousses and gelees are things I've never been passionate about making but would really like to try my hand at. I love your pamplemousse pictures!

Courtney said...

Les pamplemousses are my second favorite breakfast food. First place goes to yogurt, which is another wonderful word when you say it in French. "Yaourt." I love all those vowels together! :)

Abi Porter said...

I eat grapefruits daily as well. Sometimes up to 3!

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

What a wonderful surprise! Thank you for a chance to win.

And there is something about citrus that is like sunshine on a plate, isn't there?

Have a wonderful weekend.
Best,
Stephanie

Dragana said...

The cards are lovely! Grapefruit is one amazing fruit - I eat the segments to receive all the benefits - fiber and Vit. C.

Amanda said...

Wow those cards are amazing :)

rudie2shoes said...

Funny that's the only word I know in French. It's because my friend has been calling me that for a few years now, although I'm not plump or round. :-) She just liked the sound of the word. I love your website. I can always count on beautiful pictures of your scrumptious foods. Yummy!

russian doll said...

fabulous cards!

Lauren (Healthy Delicious) said...

The word pamplemousse is my favorite! It never fails to make me smile.

liz said...

you take such beautiful pictures! I hope i can get the cookbook and have some new dessert recipies

Mandy said...

Man, that grapefruit looks so yummy and i can't have any, stupid medicines! lol but those pictures look so cute and i can have those! HAHA!

Jenn said...

What a great word! I can't wait to use it tomorrow when I go to the market - so much fun to say! I love grapefruit as well, especially freshly squeezed on a sunny and lazy morning :)

Shay said...

I just bought a big bag of grapefruits that we currently enjoy every morning!

Laura B said...

Great post, as always! It makes me hungry for grapefruit!

Kitten with a Whisk said...

Love those paintings.

Katie @ goodLife {eats} said...

I love grapefruit. Thanks or sharing new words with us!

E Light said...

Pamplemousse has always been one of my favorite French words...so much fun to say! Even more fun to listen to non-French speakers try to pronounce it :)

I love grapefruits cut in half with a little pat of butter on top, topped with brown sugar, and baked in the oven. So tasty for breakfast.

lily said...

I have of pamplemousse before, but you had to remind me. It does not conjure up what it actually is! The prints are delightful too!

Mimi said...

I think I'll go out to my pamplemousse tree and pick my breakfast. I love learning new words, Thank You
Mimi

shirley elizabeth said...

I would love that book!

Thao Phan said...

Grapefruit tends to be a bit sloppy for me.. too much juice? I love pomelo! and our pomelo tree did not fair this winter well.

Julie said...

I love the word, I love the fruit and I love the look of those beautiful cards.

Dani said...

Well now I am craving a grapefruit! Growing up I always shared them with my mother and grandmother at our ski cottage in New Hampshire - I used to eat them with a grapefruit spoon and leave lots of bits because I liked to squeeze out the juice and drink it!

Jenny Jones said...

The cards are beautiful!!!

Ivy said...

those cards are adorbs!

Danja said...

You have such a lovely blog, and pictures are amazing. I love grapefruit in a salad combined with oranges and avocados, tossed with greens and some pine nuts, poppy seeds, red wine vinegar + yogurt + honey dressing. Yum!

litelwonderland said...

I just finished off my morning grapefruit, so this post was perfectly timed! And what a lovely giveaway!

denisie power said...

how healthy of you all! :) Grapefruits always remind me of my grandparents :) we used to eat them by the halves anytime we spent time at their SW Florida home, and ALWAYS made our way back to Texas with several large paper sacks full of huge, plump Florida grapefruits :)

Tara said...

What a great word! Sounds like you and your family are having a blast. Hope I win the prize... I can't get enough cookbooks!

Skoticus said...

I'm with B, eating the props is my favorite part, too.

Emily R. said...

I love grapefruit! My parents just brought back some from FL that a batty old lady steals from neighbors' trees and leaves on their door step.

Calantha said...

Looks and sounds delish!

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Melanie Kameko said...

Grapefruit is my favorite!

Sharon G said...

I LOVE grapefruit!! And the picture you took is so beautiful!
in my language greapefruit doesn't sound so good - it's called Eshkolit :)

Erica the Ninja said...

I have had grapefruit fever lately! My latest (and favorite) incarnation has been a buttermilk vanilla bean cake with grapefruit segments in syrup. yum!

kathryn said...

Lovely word! Thank you!

m said...

Ahhh, I love, love, love, love, love grapefruit! And the word you picked is so cute. :]

Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

Reena Newman said...

I have fond memories of grapefruits from my childhood. My grandfather used to eat one every morning and just to be silly we would wear swimming goggles so we wouldn't squirt juice in our eyes.

lauraelih said...

Such beautiful prints! I only took one year of French, didn't really think I had retained any of it until I was in a cafe in Paris with my sister attempting to choose drinks and snacks, and suddenly remembered: pampelmousse=grapefruit.

KJonas said...

Pamplemousse!

I would love a dessert book!

Anonymous said...

I, too, am a Grapefruit-aholic. Thanks for giving it the shout-out it deserves. (Love your blog!)
from Anne in Wisconsin

Abby said...

I'd love a chance to win those beautiful cards- and the cookbook, too!

Anna Cotton said...

I'd love to win the pictures and dessert book.

Laura said...

Great giveaway, hope I win :)

sarah said...

i've been thinking about learning another language - french it is! pamplemousse.

Sarah K said...

Mmmmm, I love grapefruit. I think I'm going to have to have one for lunch now! Great giveaway :)

minisuperbias said...

Mmm, pamplemousse - what a fabulous word. And the prints are beautiful!

Kelli said...

I just had a salad with grapefruit, walnuts, and feta. Delicious!

Kat said...

It is a delightful word. How lovely that you are all able to participate.

Kelly said...

What a gorgeous photo, and I love the word "pamplemousse". Catherine's work is really beautiful, too, and seems to compliment your blog wonderfully!

arajane said...

ok, now i'm hungry. between the grapefruit, those beautiful cards, and that gorgeous dessert cookbook i am positively salivating. wishing i had some grapefruit in the house right now!

Dominique said...

Les photos sont somptueuses... je tente ma chance pour le livre. Bon weekend!

Iole said...

Doesn't EVERYTHING sound better in French?? Love the new word a week feature!!

irene said...

It's cute that you think your husband's pronunciation is funny. Looks beautiful.

Kate @ Savour Fare said...

I'm a big fan of Dede Wilson -- I got the recipe I used for my wedding cake from one of her books, and I swear by her holiday cookies book. So I'm throwing my hat in the ring.

The paintings are lovely, too, of course.

And pamplemousse is one of my favorite French words. Right up there with invraisemblable.

Alanna Kellogg said...

Great giveaway, good luck to everyone!

Sarah said...

haha, pamplemousse is one of those French words I will never forget I think. I'm glad it was your word of the day!! I don't even really care for grapefruit and I know the word, how weird is that?!

kate said...

also love grapefruit. thanks!

Dani said...

when i was learning french at university this was one of my fave words... we all liked it so much it became a word of endearment between us all.. ah, ma petite pamplemousse :)

great giveaway!

Deena said...

Mmmm, I love the word pamplemousse. I also love dessert and cookbooks!

Camila said...

Those cards are precious!

Kritika said...

My first comment here, though I have been following your blog for sometime. Your pictures make me drool every time I visit!

I love grapefruit too and can eat a couple everyday..Love the cards and love the giveaway!

Caroline said...

I love grapefruit too!

Thanks for the french word a week idea. I am really enjoying it.

Joy said...

That is a funny word. I keep picturing a mouse.

Melanie said...

Those cards are darling! And I love the word. I may have to go grab some for breakfast right now...

Amy A said...

It sounds like a great book and the cards are really cute.

terry said...

I always follow you silently from Italy... but how not to comment this time, first of all to say i love your blog, secondly to try to win those amazing cards...(what a great artist) and the book that sounds gorgeous!:)
...then i also love pamplemousse...grapefruit...or pompelmo...as we say here in Italy!:)

tks for this chance and my compliments again for your work:)

Terry

sarahe said...

i remember that from my french class in high school! those cards are gorgeous

Kaitlin said...

My friends and I were discussing the words for grapefruit in different languages yesterday at lunch! My French-speaking friend said pamplemousse was one of her favorite French words :)

Lovely photos. I like when my family gets involved in mine, too!

Rosa said...

Giveaways are fun! Thanks for sharing. Love the art and the word pamplemousse.

Paul said...

I grew up eating a half grapefruit every morning when they were in season. Now I'm continuing that tradition with my young son, who already loves his grapefruit.

Nina said...

my brother and i love grapefruit! the pictures are lovely

Crystal said...

Have fun with your family! :) Thanks a bunch for your find; I've been wanting something appropriate to decorate the kitchen, but nothing quite suited -- I'm excited about her work!

Rebecca said...

I love grapefruit. Your pictures are beautiful.

Ella said...

Loved the word...made my 6th graders giggle.

Sarah said...

Pamplemousse is my favorite French word!

Daydreamer Desserts said...

Excellent choice for word of the week, it put a big smile on my face. Looking forward to sharing with my eldest son who is in his 3rd year of French. I'm sure he'll get a kick out of my pronunciation.

Have a great weekend!

pastrywitch said...

The word is fun, but the tease about the gluten free puff pastry is much more exciting. I just found out I'm gluten intolerant, so I am really looking forward to the recipe.

Carrie said...

The card makes me want to make some macarons. They are the prettiest cookie!

Dolce said...

I am not a grapefruit fan... But some words are definitely fun hearing... Like "cucurbitacé", said by an american, is to laugh out loud for!

Ari said...

Pamplemousse has actually been one of my favorite french words since I learned it back in 7th or 8th grades. So fun!

Audra @ Filmography said...

How beautiful those cards are! I'm heading to her site right now. Thanks ~

christine p said...

I love grapefruits but my teeth are too sensitive to enjoy them too frequently. I usually like to use a small spoon to scoop out the fruit from my grapefruit half..and drink the juice that's made in the process from my 'bowl'. :)

rick @ alamode said...

enlightening, both the word and the beautiful images! i do keep picturing a fluffy dessert :)

Kim said...

I love grapefruit! An amazing name like pamplemousse only makes it better!

Up here in Canada we have the French printed on all of our food packaging along with the English. I didn't realize this when I was young however, and couldn't understand why anyone would drink "raisin" juice ...

Angie said...

Love the book and the cards are beautiful. Who knew the word was pronounced that way? Made me laugh.
Thanks.

-Angela

Jelli Bean said...

Oh, I'd love to win this giveaway. The art is lovely, and recipes, I love 'em! Have a great weekend and thanks for your willingness to ship globally. I'm often disappointed by those who exclude intl. bloggers.

Liz said...

Oh, yum! I'm craving grapefruit and citrus now... :)

Terri said...

Pamplemousse sounds so much nicer than "grapefruit". I love grapefruit season in Florida because you can taste the sunshine and warmth in every bite!

Amber said...

Those paintings are adorable! Love it!!

agatex said...

I'm not a grat fan of grapefruits but this mousse looks so delicious that I would really love to try it :)

Jing said...

The macarons on those cards are delicious!

Simran said...

That's one funny word.

And I love those cards, they are good enough to eat :)

martina said...

Remind me of a mousse... but with what? Aha haha
It's great to have a "family project", real fun! Have a good weekend cheers Martina

Denise said...

Great word of the week! When I first learned of the word pamplemousse my mind kept pronouncing it as pampermousse. So now, every time I see the word, I think of pampered grapefruits!

Aleina said...

I would love it!

Rox said...

Well, have a wonderful weekend! As far as I'm concerned, I have only to look at these beautiful pictures to become hungry xD!!!

bexbakes said...

One of my favorite words from french class! Thanks for the chance to win :)

Rambling Tart said...

I love your family stories so much! I don't know your faces, but I can see you all sitting around visiting, eating, laughing, just being together. :-) Gorgeous pictures and I too love that word. :-)

Shaindel said...

It's no nice to read that you ship worlwide :D So count me in ^_^
(Ps: big fan of your photography! wish I could do the same thing for a living ^_^)

Rebecca said...

I love the sound of that word. It just pops off the tongue and lips! I need to eat more grapefruit. hehe.

Randi Lynne said...

The cards are very pretty!

Hillary, Jonathan and Lincoln said...

When we were seniors in high school my husband welded a "sculpture" which he entitled "Le Pamplemousse de Pouvoir." We still have it, I think, but I've managed to hide it away in a box somewhere. He loves grapefruit... Thanks for the giveaway!

alisa said...

I'm Canadian and all of our products have French on them. I always loved saying jus du pamplemousse!

Tracey said...

I love your blog, even more so when there are give-aways! ;-)

Pamplemousse is one of my favorite French words and one of the only ones my husband knows. As such, he uses it as a stand-in whenever an exclamation is needed (Pamplemousse!)

Fuji Mama said...

That has always been one of my favorite French words! I love how it rolls off the tongue. Such beautiful cards!

Cronholm144 said...

Please tell me that those beautiful peels will be candied and dipped in chocolate for all of us to enjoy :).

Sarah said...

mmmmm a new cookbook!? YESSSS!!!! Adorable artwork of things sweet?! DOUBLE YESSSS!!!!! Even if I don't win, I propose an exchange of some sort with you. I do hand dipped chocolates. I'd love to send you some! =)

juliana said...

I love the "word of the week" feature! Have a great weekend with your family.

Sindy SGP said...

Hope you had a lovely trip, and not too overwhelmed by all the postings.
I spotted your swirly turquiose macaron months back. I have to say they really look like works of art. I was on the topic of macarons with my mum, it made me thought of you and your macarons. That's why I'm back for a visual treat. It's really hard to find good comercially-available macarons in Singapore.

Nisha Krishnan said...

such a bouncy word. i remember a book called Madam Pamplemousse and her edible adventures (i think) for kids to introduce them to foodie delights.

Jess said...

The cards are lovely. I absolutely love the colors, not to mention the food she's captured. :)

Zizi said...

Your pictures are always "delicious"!!! :)
The cards are lovely, I'd like to win them!

Zita

Deborah said...

What fun artwork to go with such a fun word! Pamplemousse--I'll remember that.

Rhia said...

I never liked grapefruit till I tried it broiled. Mmmm, so good.

Jack said...

Beautiful, beautiful photos and artwork. Reminds me that I need to try my hand at macarons & that I have two pamplemousse in the kitchen that are calling out my name!

Katie said...

Pamplemousse--c'est si bon! Votre images sont belles aussi.

Lindsey said...

Those cards are beautiful! I love colour in my artwork and in my food. That cookbook sounds amazing too. Count me in!

Rebecca said...

What a wonderful giveaway!

Barbara said...

Pamplemousse is ever so much more chic than grapefruit! And I have two in my fridge right now.

The cards are lovely and happy, aren't they? They make you smile. Martini just has to be a foodie!

Wonderful giveaway!

Jenny said...

Fun word! Thanks for the educational tidbit of the day :)

Jolly said...

The cards are gorgeous - thanks for sharing!

Swee San said...

Can I join too ??

Skye said...

Yay for learning new French words! especially when they are for one of my favorite fruits...thanks!

Mac said...

Grapefruit is by far my favorite citrus! One of my favorite drinks is mixing grapefruit juice with a little cranberry juice. And adding a little something extra on those lazy summer days.

sharon said...

Those cards are really great. I would love to have them

Sharon

Trudi S said...

Your blog is such an inspiration! The cards are as beautiful as the food you create!

Madeleine said...

What's the whiny kid French version of "please, please, pleeeaaaaase!?!?" :o)

Sarah said...

Too cute!

Naomi said...

Pamplemousse! I've been saying this word a lot today too. When I was a kid our neighbor would always come over with large bags filled with grapefruits. We'd eat them cut in half, with a spoon.

Heather Sabra said...

Helen,
I collect any dessert related art work,so I hope I win this giveaway.But if not thank you for introducing us to such a talented artist Catherine Martini.

Sarah said...

Love your blog, beautiful!

Margo99 said...

Nice giveawys :)) Have a nice weekend!

Giant said...

Awesome word choice. Speaking no French, its pronunciation continually surprises me.

Pamela said...

Not only is pamplemousse one of the most wonderful sounding words, but the colour of ruby grapefruit is just perfection. When I was 10 we spent the summer at my grandmother's house and I was introduced to pamplemousse crystalisee. I'm not sure I would have even tasted it then - never mind loved it! - had I known what fruit it was in English. Thank heavens our tastebuds continue to develop as we grow up. And Macarons! They are everywhere I look at the moment. They seem to be following me, begging to be made. Soon, I will make them, as the memory of eating them on a sunny day in Rouen last Ausgust everytime I see a picture practically has me drooling.

Anne said...

That's a lovely giveaway!

NecessaryForce said...

I've always loved the word pamplemousse. It sounds so... spring-like!

Lauren said...

Pamplemousse has been one of my favorite french words since I first learned it in my 6th or 7th grade french class!!!

Jess said...

Fingers crossed for winning pretty goods!

Fun fact: A dear friend named her iPod "pamplemousse" :) Whenever I hear the word pamplemousse, I imagine her rocking out to her iPod!

Pearls N the Hood said...

How funny! My favorite flavored Perrier is the Pamplemousse Rose and my bf always makes fun of me and says pamplemousee in a BAD French accent!

Bunnee said...

I love grapefruit but am not supposed to eat it because of meds I take. Sometimes I do anyway - I love the tart flavor. Your pictures do it justice!

Elizabeth said...

My daughter and I share a grapefruit in the morning. I cut it in half and carefully cut around the sections and we eat it, one half each, with small spoons, slurping the juice out of it's "cup" at the end.

Reya said...

Pamplemousse! Pamplemousse, pamplemousse, pamplemousse. Wow, that is really fun to say!

Katie said...

pamplemousse! it's always been one of my very favorite french words. up there with parapluie. :-)

steph25 said...

I love the fresh, bright taste of grapefruit- even if it's a little tart! Thanks for the giveaway.

Katrina said...

The pictures are awesome and I've been wanting that book!

Akane said...

Beautiful word, lovely paintings and amazing book! Perfect giveaway :)

I wish I had luck!

Anna said...

Those cards are adorable, and I too am an avid grapefruit lover.

Janna said...

Gorgeous styling and photography, as always Helen. Have fun with your parents this week.

Barby said...

Love the pronunciation!!

Adi said...

Thanks for the giveaway! Enjoy your weekend.

adiluria [at] yahoo [dot] com

misslarissabree said...

OH I would love to win this!
Larissa

larissabree@gmail.com

Memaw's memories said...

I listened to the pronunciation. It's a funny word. I would love to be in your drawing.

Julie said...

Fabulous!

Yolanda said...

What a neat giveaway. The cards are so cute!

Sandra said...

Mmmmhhh, once again your picture (or the food in it) looks so delicious! Just gorgeous!
And yes, I also like the pictures and would be very grateful to win them and the cooking-book. Would be interesting to make new desserts...

Mardi @eatlivetravelwrite said...

My students (ages 7-12) absolutely LOVE the word pamplemousse and will say it over and over and over again!

Elizabeth said...

So pretty! So fun! And Macarons?!?

Pick me! Pick me!

(I wonder what flavors they would be if they were real...)

Cindy said...

I love grapefruit with a little maple syrup on it. It has to be real maple syrup, yum!

SimplySweeter said...

I am going to attempt Macarons this weekend! I am hopeful that they will be good enough to post on my Blog. The egg whites are aging as I speak. :) Wish me luck and have a fabulous weekend!!

http://www.simplysweeter.blogspot.com

innBrooklyn said...

I've always loved the word pamplemousse -- for some reasons it conjures visions of a big red mythical beast with a hump and wings. I guess the color is for the grapefruit. the beast, probably because i think of moose. seems crazy but i never forgot the word when I wanted my citrus for breakfast in paris!

as always your photos are gorgeous!

Cara! said...

It is always fascinating to see what you put on your site! Thank you!

terri said...

what a fun word! (and as usual, your photographs are stunning!)

AVENITA said...

Hi! I love reading your blog and those cards looks yummy yummy!
Thanks for giveaway.

Heather said...

I'm enjoying the "French Word a Week." Also would love to win those cards and the fabulous book.

Shalini said...

The cards are so pretty! I love food paintings in vibrant colours.:)

Jessica said...

First time I saw the word pamplemousse was on grapefruit Mentos. I was in college and that word made me giggle for close to 3 days!

Those pictures are too cute as well! I need to paint something this weekend and something sweet sounds like a great idea!

tape_queen said...

I would love those cards and the recipe book. Thank you for doing this giveaway!

Lori said...

I just listened to pamplemousse (kind of makes me giggle too- kinda sounds like pimple mousse, ewww).

Nice giveaway.

I love the pretty pictures of grapefruit.

Angie Hong said...

I don't think I can say the word "pamplemousse" without smiling afterwards. My husband says I can't pronounce French words to save my life. Oh well. I'm still going to say "pamplemousse" all weekend. I newly discovered your Blog and I love all the photos of your website and the food makes me drool......

Wicked said...

That word makes me smile.

And I adore Grapefruits.

Guy Grandison said...

wow, those cards are truely amazing, i love the contrast in colours between the chocolate and the pear in the third one.

lauramil said...

i would love to learn french....i chose spanish. That is so not as pretty! And those pictures are really awesome, i'd probably hang them on my wall!!

Sunday said...

I really enjoyed this post, I think the French word a week is great, I have a number of french speaking friends and I'm trying hard to pick up on a little more. High school french never did it for me. But link it to food and suddenly it has so much more meaning! :)
I'd love to be included on the Give-away please :)

koprime said...

beautiful!

SMITH BITES said...

Just have to say that I love your site and am so inspired by your photographs and the food/stories you write about - the cards are just stunning! enjoy your weekend!

Topher said...

Love the word. Thanks for the great giveaway!


Chris

zekks at yahoo dot com

Dana said...

I just want to say thank you for your work on your blog! it is truly awesome and I look forward to your next recipe

Cassandra said...

I am loving your french word a week! Its a shame my macarons dont look as fantastic as the paintings! I think more practice is in order.

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