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French Word A Week – Pamplemousse & A Giveaway


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!


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 March 26, 2010 um 2:54 pm

That word is making me laugh, too. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Those cards are stunning – I want to eat them, that is how good they look!

Robin (Hippo Flambe) March 26, 2010 um 2:56 pm

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


Tracy March 26, 2010 um 2:57 pm

I've recently fallen in love with grapefruit. your photos of them are gorgeous and making me hungry ๐Ÿ™‚

Evelyn March 26, 2010 um 3:01 pm

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

Rhea March 26, 2010 um 3:01 pm

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 March 26, 2010 um 3:02 pm

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

Bronwyn March 26, 2010 um 3:02 pm

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

Kelley March 26, 2010 um 3:02 pm

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. ๐Ÿ™‚

Beverly Lynn March 26, 2010 um 3:03 pm

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 March 26, 2010 um 3:03 pm

I absolutely love your blog!

Unknown March 26, 2010 um 3:05 pm

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 March 26, 2010 um 3:05 pm

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 March 26, 2010 um 3:05 pm

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

snackpig March 26, 2010 um 3:05 pm

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.

Lisa March 26, 2010 um 3:08 pm

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

Sara March 26, 2010 um 3:08 pm

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

JessicaFG March 26, 2010 um 3:09 pm

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 March 26, 2010 um 3:09 pm

I don't like grapefruits so much, they are too sour for me – but I sure would love this dessert cookbook! ๐Ÿ™‚

Heather March 26, 2010 um 3:09 pm

Grapefruit is one of my favorites too.

HP March 26, 2010 um 3:09 pm

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!

Unknown March 26, 2010 um 3:09 pm

"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!

Unknown March 26, 2010 um 3:09 pm

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! ๐Ÿ™‚

abi porter March 26, 2010 um 3:09 pm

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

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita March 26, 2010 um 3:11 pm

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.

Dragana March 26, 2010 um 3:11 pm

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

Amanda March 26, 2010 um 3:13 pm

Wow those cards are amazing ๐Ÿ™‚

rudie2shoes March 26, 2010 um 3:15 pm

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. ๐Ÿ™‚ 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 March 26, 2010 um 3:20 pm

fabulous cards!

Lauren March 26, 2010 um 3:20 pm

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

Liz March 26, 2010 um 3:20 pm

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

Mandy March 26, 2010 um 3:20 pm

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 March 26, 2010 um 3:20 pm

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

Anonymous March 26, 2010 um 3:24 pm

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

Laura B March 26, 2010 um 3:27 pm

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

Kitten with a Whisk March 26, 2010 um 3:28 pm

Love those paintings.

Katie @ goodLife {eats} March 26, 2010 um 3:28 pm

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

E Light March 26, 2010 um 3:28 pm

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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.

Anonymous March 26, 2010 um 3:28 pm

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 March 26, 2010 um 3:28 pm

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

shirley elizabeth March 26, 2010 um 3:29 pm

I would love that book!

Thao Phan March 26, 2010 um 3:32 pm

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 March 26, 2010 um 3:32 pm

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

dani March 26, 2010 um 3:35 pm

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 March 26, 2010 um 3:36 pm

The cards are beautiful!!!

Ivy March 26, 2010 um 3:36 pm

those cards are adorbs!

Danja March 26, 2010 um 3:36 pm

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!

Natasha March 26, 2010 um 3:36 pm

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

denisie power March 26, 2010 um 3:39 pm

how healthy of you all! ๐Ÿ™‚ Grapefruits always remind me of my grandparents ๐Ÿ™‚ 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

Tara March 26, 2010 um 3:41 pm

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!

Scott Morris March 26, 2010 um 3:41 pm

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

Emily R. March 26, 2010 um 3:41 pm

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 March 26, 2010 um 3:43 pm

Looks and sounds delish!

Tara March 26, 2010 um 3:43 pm

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Melanie Kameko March 26, 2010 um 3:46 pm

Grapefruit is my favorite!

Sharon G March 26, 2010 um 3:50 pm

I LOVE grapefruit!! And the picture you took is so beautiful!
in my language greapefruit doesn't sound so good – it's called Eshkolit ๐Ÿ™‚

Erica the Ninja March 26, 2010 um 3:50 pm

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 March 26, 2010 um 3:50 pm

Lovely word! Thank you!

m March 26, 2010 um 3:54 pm

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

Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

Reena Newman March 26, 2010 um 3:54 pm

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 March 26, 2010 um 3:56 pm

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 March 26, 2010 um 3:58 pm


I would love a dessert book!

Anonymous March 26, 2010 um 4:00 pm

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

Abby March 26, 2010 um 4:05 pm

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

Anna Cotton March 26, 2010 um 4:05 pm

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

Unknown March 26, 2010 um 4:06 pm

Great giveaway, hope I win ๐Ÿ™‚

sarah March 26, 2010 um 4:06 pm

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

Sarah K March 26, 2010 um 4:06 pm

Mmmmm, I love grapefruit. I think I'm going to have to have one for lunch now! Great giveaway ๐Ÿ™‚

minisuperbias March 26, 2010 um 4:07 pm

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

Kelli March 26, 2010 um 4:07 pm

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

Kat March 26, 2010 um 4:09 pm

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

Kelly March 26, 2010 um 4:11 pm

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 March 26, 2010 um 4:14 pm

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 March 26, 2010 um 4:14 pm

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

Iole March 26, 2010 um 4:14 pm

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

irene March 26, 2010 um 4:16 pm

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

Kate @ Savour Fare March 26, 2010 um 4:19 pm

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 March 26, 2010 um 4:20 pm

Great giveaway, good luck to everyone!

Sarah March 26, 2010 um 4:24 pm

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 March 26, 2010 um 4:27 pm

also love grapefruit. thanks!

Sweet Treats by Dani March 26, 2010 um 4:28 pm

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

great giveaway!

D. March 26, 2010 um 4:31 pm

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

Camila March 26, 2010 um 4:32 pm

Those cards are precious!

Unknown March 26, 2010 um 4:32 pm

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 March 26, 2010 um 4:34 pm

I love grapefruit too!

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

Joy March 26, 2010 um 4:37 pm

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

Melanie March 26, 2010 um 4:40 pm

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

Amy A March 26, 2010 um 4:40 pm

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

terry March 26, 2010 um 4:42 pm

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:)


Unknown March 26, 2010 um 4:44 pm

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

Kaitlin March 26, 2010 um 4:45 pm

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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

Rosa March 26, 2010 um 4:45 pm

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

Unknown March 26, 2010 um 4:47 pm

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.

Unknown March 26, 2010 um 4:47 pm

my brother and i love grapefruit! the pictures are lovely

Crystal March 26, 2010 um 4:47 pm

Have fun with your family! ๐Ÿ™‚ 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 March 26, 2010 um 4:53 pm

I love grapefruit. Your pictures are beautiful.

Ella March 26, 2010 um 4:53 pm

Loved the word…made my 6th graders giggle.

Sarah March 26, 2010 um 4:53 pm

Pamplemousse is my favorite French word!

Daydreamer Desserts March 26, 2010 um 4:56 pm

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 March 26, 2010 um 5:03 pm

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 March 26, 2010 um 5:03 pm

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

Dolce March 26, 2010 um 5:03 pm

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

Ari March 26, 2010 um 5:13 pm

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

Audra March 26, 2010 um 5:16 pm

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

christine p March 26, 2010 um 5:16 pm

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'. ๐Ÿ™‚

rick @ alamode March 26, 2010 um 5:18 pm

enlightening, both the word and the beautiful images! i do keep picturing a fluffy dessert ๐Ÿ™‚

Kim March 26, 2010 um 5:19 pm

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 March 26, 2010 um 5:20 pm

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


Jelli March 26, 2010 um 5:27 pm

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 March 26, 2010 um 5:33 pm

Oh, yum! I'm craving grapefruit and citrus now… ๐Ÿ™‚

LoveandConfections March 26, 2010 um 5:34 pm

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 March 26, 2010 um 5:34 pm

Those paintings are adorable! Love it!!

agatex March 26, 2010 um 5:34 pm

I'm not a grat fan of grapefruits but this mousse looks so delicious that I would really love to try it ๐Ÿ™‚

Jing March 26, 2010 um 5:40 pm

The macarons on those cards are delicious!

Bombay Foodie March 26, 2010 um 5:42 pm

That's one funny word.

And I love those cards, they are good enough to eat ๐Ÿ™‚

martina March 26, 2010 um 5:44 pm

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 March 26, 2010 um 5:44 pm

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 March 26, 2010 um 5:52 pm

I would love it!

Rox March 26, 2010 um 5:52 pm

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

Anonymous March 26, 2010 um 5:55 pm

One of my favorite words from french class! Thanks for the chance to win ๐Ÿ™‚

Rambling Tart March 26, 2010 um 6:00 pm

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. ๐Ÿ™‚ Gorgeous pictures and I too love that word. ๐Ÿ™‚

Shaindel March 26, 2010 um 6:03 pm

It's no nice to read that you ship worlwide ๐Ÿ˜€ So count me in ^_^
(Ps: big fan of your photography! wish I could do the same thing for a living ^_^)

Anonymous March 26, 2010 um 6:06 pm

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

Randi Lynne March 26, 2010 um 6:08 pm

The cards are very pretty!

Hillary and Jonathan March 26, 2010 um 6:16 pm

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!

Unknown March 26, 2010 um 6:16 pm

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

Tracey March 26, 2010 um 6:19 pm

I love your blog, even more so when there are give-aways! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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!)

Rachael Hutchings March 26, 2010 um 6:24 pm

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

Unknown March 26, 2010 um 6:28 pm

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

Sarah March 26, 2010 um 6:28 pm

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 March 26, 2010 um 6:36 pm

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

Sindy SGP March 26, 2010 um 6:41 pm

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 March 26, 2010 um 6:46 pm

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 March 26, 2010 um 6:48 pm

The cards are lovely. I absolutely love the colors, not to mention the food she's captured. ๐Ÿ™‚

Zizi March 26, 2010 um 6:54 pm

Your pictures are always "delicious"!!! ๐Ÿ™‚
The cards are lovely, I'd like to win them!


Deborah March 26, 2010 um 6:58 pm

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

Rhia March 26, 2010 um 7:03 pm

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

Jack March 26, 2010 um 7:03 pm

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 March 26, 2010 um 7:05 pm

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

Lindsey March 26, 2010 um 7:08 pm

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

Rebecca March 26, 2010 um 7:10 pm

What a wonderful giveaway!

Barbara March 26, 2010 um 7:12 pm

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!

Anonymous March 26, 2010 um 7:12 pm

Fun word! Thanks for the educational tidbit of the day ๐Ÿ™‚

John Bavoso March 26, 2010 um 7:15 pm

The cards are gorgeous – thanks for sharing!

Swee San March 26, 2010 um 7:22 pm

Can I join too ??

Skye March 26, 2010 um 7:22 pm

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

Mac March 26, 2010 um 7:29 pm

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 March 26, 2010 um 7:36 pm

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


Trudi S March 26, 2010 um 7:39 pm

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

Madeleine March 26, 2010 um 7:41 pm

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

Anonymous March 26, 2010 um 7:42 pm

Too cute!

Naomi March 26, 2010 um 7:52 pm

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 March 26, 2010 um 7:52 pm

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.

Sakim March 26, 2010 um 7:55 pm

Love your blog, beautiful!

gosiaa99 March 26, 2010 um 8:00 pm

Nice giveawys :)) Have a nice weekend!

Unknown March 26, 2010 um 8:03 pm

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

Pamela March 26, 2010 um 8:06 pm

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 March 26, 2010 um 8:09 pm

That's a lovely giveaway!

NecessaryForce March 26, 2010 um 8:09 pm

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

Lauren March 26, 2010 um 8:14 pm

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

Jess March 26, 2010 um 8:21 pm

Fingers crossed for winning pretty goods!

Fun fact: A dear friend named her iPod "pamplemousse" ๐Ÿ™‚ Whenever I hear the word pamplemousse, I imagine her rocking out to her iPod!

Pearls N the Hood March 26, 2010 um 8:24 pm

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 March 26, 2010 um 8:31 pm

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 March 26, 2010 um 8:31 pm

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 March 26, 2010 um 8:40 pm

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

Katie March 26, 2010 um 8:43 pm

pamplemousse! it's always been one of my very favorite french words. up there with parapluie. ๐Ÿ™‚

steph25 March 26, 2010 um 8:44 pm

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

Katrina March 26, 2010 um 8:46 pm

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

Liliana Fuchs March 26, 2010 um 8:49 pm

Beautiful word, lovely paintings and amazing book! Perfect giveaway ๐Ÿ™‚

I wish I had luck!

Anna March 26, 2010 um 8:52 pm

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

Janna March 26, 2010 um 9:03 pm

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

Barby March 26, 2010 um 9:03 pm

Love the pronunciation!!

Adi March 26, 2010 um 9:07 pm

Thanks for the giveaway! Enjoy your weekend.

adiluria [at] yahoo [dot] com

larissa bree March 26, 2010 um 9:09 pm

OH I would love to win this!

[email protected]

Memaw's memories March 26, 2010 um 9:12 pm

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

Julie March 26, 2010 um 9:14 pm


Yolanda March 26, 2010 um 9:17 pm

What a neat giveaway. The cards are so cute!

Sandra March 26, 2010 um 9:19 pm

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 Michels March 26, 2010 um 9:28 pm

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

Fink March 26, 2010 um 9:30 pm

So pretty! So fun! And Macarons?!?

Pick me! Pick me!

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

Cindy March 26, 2010 um 9:32 pm

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

innBrooklyn March 26, 2010 um 9:41 pm

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!

Unknown March 26, 2010 um 9:43 pm

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

terri March 26, 2010 um 9:47 pm

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

Cinnamon March 26, 2010 um 9:48 pm

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

Heather March 26, 2010 um 10:00 pm

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

Shalini March 26, 2010 um 10:00 pm

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

Jessica March 26, 2010 um 10:32 pm

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 March 26, 2010 um 10:33 pm

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

Lori March 26, 2010 um 10:43 pm

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 March 26, 2010 um 10:55 pm

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 March 26, 2010 um 11:13 pm

That word makes me smile.

And I adore Grapefruits.

Guy Grandison March 26, 2010 um 11:17 pm

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

lauramil March 26, 2010 um 11:19 pm

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 March 26, 2010 um 11:25 pm

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! ๐Ÿ™‚
I'd love to be included on the Give-away please ๐Ÿ™‚

koprime March 26, 2010 um 11:27 pm


SMITH BITES March 26, 2010 um 11:34 pm

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 March 26, 2010 um 11:50 pm

Love the word. Thanks for the great giveaway!


zekks at yahoo dot com

Dana March 26, 2010 um 11:50 pm

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 March 27, 2010 um 12:01 am

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.

Silvina C. March 27, 2010 um 12:04 am

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

Unknown March 27, 2010 um 12:07 am

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 March 27, 2010 um 12:11 am

I would like to enter.

Jeanne March 27, 2010 um 12:11 am

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

erica :) March 27, 2010 um 12:11 am

i could use some great unforgettable dessert recipes! ๐Ÿ™‚

madmaven225 March 27, 2010 um 12:12 am

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

Mary Jane March 27, 2010 um 12:28 am

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 Miller March 27, 2010 um 12:33 am

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

Unknown March 27, 2010 um 12:49 am

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

Mercรจ March 27, 2010 um 12:51 am

Grapefruit sounds very soft in French, not like in Catalan or Spanish! ๐Ÿ˜‰
Enjoy the weekend!

Kate at Serendipity March 27, 2010 um 12:58 am

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

Bon weekend!

ใŠใ„ใ—ใ„ใ‚คใƒใ‚ด March 27, 2010 um 1:11 am

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

cards please :]

Quinn March 27, 2010 um 1:14 am

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

Kathryn Coon March 27, 2010 um 1:20 am

Est-ce que on peut faire un macaron au pamplemousse? ๐Ÿ˜ฎ )

Kate Price March 27, 2010 um 1:23 am

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 March 27, 2010 um 1:29 am

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

Aaron March 27, 2010 um 1:29 am

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 March 27, 2010 um 1:42 am

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

SousChef to YummySoup! March 27, 2010 um 1:47 am

YUMMY!!! So look wanna win this ๐Ÿ˜‰

Kendall March 27, 2010 um 1:52 am

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 March 27, 2010 um 1:53 am

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

Amy March 27, 2010 um 1:56 am

Beautiful photos (as always).

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

missvanilla March 27, 2010 um 2:03 am

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 March 27, 2010 um 2:08 am

I could just eat them. Very nice.

Andrea March 27, 2010 um 2:08 am

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

Erin March 27, 2010 um 2:11 am

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!

Unknown March 27, 2010 um 2:18 am

a reward for reading my favorite food blog?!?!? sounds good to me ๐Ÿ™‚

Debbie March 27, 2010 um 2:19 am

great giveaway! I would enjoy winning it!!

Human Potpourri March 27, 2010 um 2:38 am

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

Baked Alaska March 27, 2010 um 2:40 am

Beautiful photos as always.

Marina B March 27, 2010 um 2:40 am

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.

annec March 27, 2010 um 2:43 am

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 March 27, 2010 um 2:43 am

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 ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you for putting so much into your lovely blog!

Ali March 27, 2010 um 3:25 am

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. ๐Ÿ˜€

Cookin' Canuck March 27, 2010 um 3:25 am

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 March 27, 2010 um 3:53 am

Those pictures are so pretty.
I love your pictures.

Grace March 27, 2010 um 3:57 am

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

Christina March 27, 2010 um 3:59 am

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 March 27, 2010 um 4:10 am

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

Claudia Lima March 27, 2010 um 4:23 am

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

Grimmy March 27, 2010 um 4:23 am

This book and cards would be awesome.

Salt Lake Sugar March 27, 2010 um 4:46 am

Those cards are lovely! The word, funny. ๐Ÿ™‚

ChicElephante March 27, 2010 um 4:49 am

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 March 27, 2010 um 4:58 am

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 March 27, 2010 um 5:50 am

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 March 27, 2010 um 6:03 am

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

WendyinKK March 27, 2010 um 7:10 am

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 March 27, 2010 um 7:25 am

i love the word and i love the fruit!

grace March 27, 2010 um 7:30 am

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 March 27, 2010 um 7:32 am

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

Alessandra March 27, 2010 um 7:50 am

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

Ciao from Italy,


lumplings March 27, 2010 um 7:59 am

pamplemousse is one of my favourite words from French class, it reminds me of plump juiciness ๐Ÿ™‚

Evelina de Nets March 27, 2010 um 10:28 am

Ah, Beautiful pictures!

dragondreamer March 27, 2010 um 10:33 am

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

Unknown March 27, 2010 um 11:26 am

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

jane March 27, 2010 um 11:52 am

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

Carolyn March 27, 2010 um 12:19 pm

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

Maggie March 27, 2010 um 12:30 pm

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

Britney March 27, 2010 um 12:30 pm

Pretty! Have a great weekend!

bunkycooks March 27, 2010 um 12:31 pm

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!

Unknown March 27, 2010 um 12:33 pm

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

paddlemama March 27, 2010 um 12:35 pm

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

Leslie Anne March 27, 2010 um 12:38 pm

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

Marion March 27, 2010 um 12:45 pm

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 March 27, 2010 um 1:25 pm

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

Susan March 27, 2010 um 1:26 pm

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

Eva B March 27, 2010 um 1:31 pm

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

Kleine Wunder รผberall March 27, 2010 um 1:54 pm

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 March 27, 2010 um 1:55 pm

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 March 27, 2010 um 2:04 pm

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 March 27, 2010 um 2:16 pm

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!

janjan March 27, 2010 um 2:28 pm

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

2 Stews March 27, 2010 um 2:36 pm

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


Unknown March 27, 2010 um 2:39 pm

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

[email protected] March 27, 2010 um 2:52 pm

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

Cher March 27, 2010 um 2:54 pm

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.

Pilarh March 27, 2010 um 2:56 pm

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

Anonymous March 27, 2010 um 3:10 pm

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 March 27, 2010 um 3:12 pm

Those are such beautiful cards. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you for sharing always something interesting. Checking out your blog is something I look forward doing everyday. ๐Ÿ™‚

Mary March 27, 2010 um 3:17 pm

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

Pooh! March 27, 2010 um 3:19 pm

Would love to win

poohsden at gmail dot com

Unknown March 27, 2010 um 3:26 pm

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

MadeInCanarias March 27, 2010 um 3:26 pm

I prefer oranges ๐Ÿ™‚

Tina March 27, 2010 um 3:27 pm

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

zebbie March 27, 2010 um 3:30 pm

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!!

thepoppyfield March 27, 2010 um 3:31 pm

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


Mary March 27, 2010 um 3:47 pm

oh, I love giveaways, especially when it's for such lovely things ๐Ÿ™‚

toontz March 27, 2010 um 3:53 pm

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

Jan March 27, 2010 um 3:54 pm

beautiful cards- LOVE your blog!

Blondes in the Kitchen March 27, 2010 um 3:54 pm

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

Joanna Aloysia March 27, 2010 um 3:57 pm

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.

Lisa Johnson March 27, 2010 um 4:03 pm

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 March 27, 2010 um 4:08 pm

We love grapefruit as well. The cards are beautiful.

Heather March 27, 2010 um 4:10 pm

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

Anonymous March 27, 2010 um 4:16 pm

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 March 27, 2010 um 4:22 pm

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 March 27, 2010 um 4:34 pm

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 March 27, 2010 um 4:38 pm

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

lolly March 27, 2010 um 4:42 pm

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 March 27, 2010 um 5:04 pm

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?).

Unknown March 27, 2010 um 5:05 pm

What a lovely post! That has to be one of my favorite French words! ๐Ÿ™‚ The prints are to die for! Thanks!

Rachel March 27, 2010 um 5:11 pm

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

Tricia March 27, 2010 um 5:19 pm

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

Alex Erynn March 27, 2010 um 5:23 pm

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!

Unknown March 27, 2010 um 5:25 pm

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

Gypsy Eyes Jewelry March 27, 2010 um 5:32 pm

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!

Unknown March 27, 2010 um 5:33 pm

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 March 27, 2010 um 5:36 pm

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.

Unknown March 27, 2010 um 5:46 pm

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 March 27, 2010 um 6:04 pm

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

Fantasy Cupcakes March 27, 2010 um 6:13 pm

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

Anonymous March 27, 2010 um 6:13 pm

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 March 27, 2010 um 7:03 pm

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


Renee March 27, 2010 um 7:18 pm

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 March 27, 2010 um 7:21 pm

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. ๐Ÿ™‚

Anonymous March 27, 2010 um 7:32 pm

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.

[email protected]

Anonymous March 27, 2010 um 7:48 pm

J'adore pamplemousse ๐Ÿ™‚ and those lovely,sweet cards. Have a lovely weekend!

julie March 27, 2010 um 8:03 pm

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! ๐Ÿ™‚

Anonymous March 27, 2010 um 8:32 pm

Love your blog. Hope I win!

kyrajane March 27, 2010 um 8:34 pm

The artwork looks so tasty!

sue @ postcards from paradise falls March 27, 2010 um 8:35 pm

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

Unknown March 27, 2010 um 8:44 pm

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

Unknown March 27, 2010 um 8:47 pm

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.

Unknown March 27, 2010 um 9:01 pm

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 March 27, 2010 um 9:20 pm

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

Beautiful photos!

Nataliect March 27, 2010 um 9:31 pm

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 QUALLS March 27, 2010 um 9:36 pm

I love the artwork. Beautiful.

Bende, Zoรฉ or Abigรฉl March 27, 2010 um 9:41 pm

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

Amanda March 27, 2010 um 9:54 pm

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

Linda Liu March 27, 2010 um 9:54 pm

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

Anonymous March 27, 2010 um 10:20 pm

We love to drink pamplemousse juice at breakfast time ๐Ÿ™‚

Gorgeous photos and what a great giveaway! ๐Ÿ™‚


Annasui March 27, 2010 um 10:20 pm

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

Anonymous March 27, 2010 um 10:28 pm

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=)


Janet March 27, 2010 um 10:50 pm

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 Guillem March 27, 2010 um 11:06 pm

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

Unknown March 27, 2010 um 11:10 pm

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.

Arlene Mobley March 27, 2010 um 11:18 pm

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


Amanda March 27, 2010 um 11:37 pm

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 March 28, 2010 um 12:06 am

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

Monica M. March 28, 2010 um 12:09 am

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

Meghan March 28, 2010 um 12:31 am

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

jenny March 28, 2010 um 12:42 am

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

Fahrenheit 350ยฐ March 28, 2010 um 1:01 am

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

Kylie G March 28, 2010 um 1:05 am

I must try grapefruit again, if only so that I can say it french ๐Ÿ™‚

catherine March 28, 2010 um 1:07 am

pamplemousse! hehe, such an endearing word.

and the cards look amazing. i love sweets, even on paper! ๐Ÿ™‚

Amanda March 28, 2010 um 1:09 am

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

Estelle March 28, 2010 um 1:36 am

Grapefruit = food of the gods ๐Ÿ™‚

Laura B. March 28, 2010 um 1:41 am

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

Amy March 28, 2010 um 2:08 am

I love the word Pamplemouss. Look it up on Youtube ๐Ÿ™‚ it's great music!!

[email protected] March 28, 2010 um 2:25 am

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 March 28, 2010 um 2:38 am

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 March 28, 2010 um 2:45 am

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.

Beth March 28, 2010 um 2:55 am

Nice giveaway. Have a wonderful weekend

Anonymous March 28, 2010 um 2:55 am

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 ๐Ÿ˜€

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Coquine March 28, 2010 um 2:57 am

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 March 28, 2010 um 3:19 am

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

Unknown March 28, 2010 um 3:41 am

I love grapefruit! I used to drink grapefruit juice all the time in college — it was my "crack"! ๐Ÿ™‚

Steph March 28, 2010 um 3:46 am

Amazing paintings! Ooh and I lurve grapefruits! =)

pikkii March 28, 2010 um 4:38 am

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

Nicole Yaw March 28, 2010 um 5:17 am

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 March 28, 2010 um 5:46 am

Lovely lovely lovely!

Anonymous March 28, 2010 um 5:54 am

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

Susie March 28, 2010 um 6:02 am

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 March 28, 2010 um 6:25 am

Great post — beautiful cards! Please enter me.


VertAnge March 28, 2010 um 6:25 am

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.

Unknown March 28, 2010 um 6:50 am

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

my little expat kitchen March 28, 2010 um 7:10 am

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

MJ March 28, 2010 um 7:10 am

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

Love the macarons!

Deppified March 28, 2010 um 7:50 am

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

Mallini March 28, 2010 um 8:06 am

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 March 28, 2010 um 8:39 am

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

Unknown March 28, 2010 um 8:47 am

J'aime aussi le mot "pamplemousse". Il me fait penser de mousse ๐Ÿ™‚ doux et frais. Et je sais pas pourquoi mais aussi le mot "pasteque" me fait aussi bien ๐Ÿ™‚ mais c'est surtout d'ete…

Et oui! The peels de pamplemousse – on peut en faire de peels sucres, peut-on? ๐Ÿ™‚ On en aura besoin dans deux semaines pour preparer "Paskha"! ๐Ÿ™‚ Si on nรกrrive pas a les manger avant…

Bon appetit!

Botacook March 28, 2010 um 10:39 am

What a wonderful artistic work! Here is my participation ๐Ÿ™‚

Liv March 28, 2010 um 10:39 am

hmmm…I have heard that 'pamplemousse' could assist in weight loss ๐Ÿ˜› 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 March 28, 2010 um 10:42 am

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

MamaDukes March 28, 2010 um 11:30 am

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

Maล‚gosia M March 28, 2010 um 11:43 am

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 March 28, 2010 um 12:30 pm

mmh pamplemousse.. sounds good ๐Ÿ˜€

Baba March 28, 2010 um 1:01 pm

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

Unknown March 28, 2010 um 1:01 pm

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

xinen March 28, 2010 um 2:10 pm

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

Anonymous March 28, 2010 um 2:56 pm

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

Unknown March 28, 2010 um 2:57 pm

excellent word and beautiful photos

Haden News March 28, 2010 um 3:01 pm

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

Vicki March 28, 2010 um 3:11 pm

Very lovely pictures! Both styled and painted.

Tim March 28, 2010 um 3:26 pm

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

Irene March 28, 2010 um 3:50 pm

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

And i Love love love your blog!

Paris Miniatures March 28, 2010 um 3:59 pm

Je confonds rรฉguliรจrement "grapefruit" et "grape"…it's confusing, isn't it?!
Beeing French, pamplemousse remains a delicious word ๐Ÿ™‚
Thank you for that lovely give away!

Katie March 28, 2010 um 4:04 pm

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 March 28, 2010 um 4:05 pm

Aprรจs des annรฉes, 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 March 28, 2010 um 4:05 pm

Those pictures are beautiful. And I love grapefruit!

Valerie March 28, 2010 um 4:33 pm

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. ๐Ÿ™‚

Bonnie March 28, 2010 um 5:05 pm

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

Ellen March 28, 2010 um 5:27 pm

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 :) March 28, 2010 um 5:50 pm

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

cindy* March 28, 2010 um 6:25 pm

i love family time in the kitchen…what fun!

Helen March 28, 2010 um 6:39 pm

Ruby grapefruit juice is my favourite!

Zilla March 28, 2010 um 6:56 pm

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

Cheri March 28, 2010 um 6:58 pm

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!

Athina(Sugar Buzz) March 28, 2010 um 7:01 pm

I love your blog! Your photos are amazing!!

Cami F March 28, 2010 um 7:10 pm

Love it!! I love hearing anything in French. It is just so flowy and soft a language.

Tracey March 28, 2010 um 7:47 pm

What a fun word!

Anonymous March 28, 2010 um 7:47 pm

Enjoying the French word a week! You have such a sweet blog! Rynda

Now This Is Life… March 28, 2010 um 8:18 pm

I am in love with the macaron painting! I have recently discovered macarons and I think I am becoming obsessed. Haha. I would love to be included in this giveaway! Thanks!!!

[email protected]
Heather Bracy

tj March 28, 2010 um 8:24 pm

As a kid I used to call grapefruit soda, pamplemousse because I thought that was the actual english word :).
That recipe book looks amazing!

bennett kids March 28, 2010 um 8:42 pm

gorgeous cards! would love to have them in my house!

Mikaela March 28, 2010 um 8:46 pm

Here's a fun fact: accoring to wikianswers,
grapefruit got it's name from "John Lunan, a botanist, who gave it that name in 1814 because the fruits grow in "grape-like" clusters."

Landliebe March 28, 2010 um 9:03 pm

oh i'd love to have these cards.

i just always LOVE your photos, btw ๐Ÿ™‚

Tiffany Rieder March 28, 2010 um 9:06 pm

When I was a child we slathered our grape fruit halves with white sugar! Now we just like them straigh up. I wonder if they have gotten sweeter or if our palates are just more sophisticated?

Melange a Trois March 28, 2010 um 11:02 pm

I love the word, and in St. Barths, they are really big on pamplemousse and vodka… There is also a really cute store in Carmel, CA boasting the same name. As always- your pictures are stunning!

astheroshe March 28, 2010 um 11:16 pm

Very cooooooooool!

Amanda March 28, 2010 um 11:40 pm

Thank you for the french lesson, and for the beautiful images. The word itself makes me thing of a very happy, pampered mouse!

Nam (The Culinary Chronicles) March 28, 2010 um 11:52 pm

Beautiful cards! Thanks so much for the contest!

Willa March 29, 2010 um 12:12 am

I love your choice of pampelmousse. It sounds like the name of an exotic pet or glamorous shoes! Luckily I am also a big ruby grapefruit fan.

Drey DJ March 29, 2010 um 12:16 am

Those cards are so adorable. I love them.

Boutet March 29, 2010 um 12:50 am

I love grapefruit! It's also one of the very few french words I know ๐Ÿ™‚

Ronda March 29, 2010 um 12:56 am

Beautiful blog, and beautiful cards!

kristy March 29, 2010 um 1:01 am


I'm not normally a fan of grapefruit, but those colours are delicious!

angela@spinachtiger March 29, 2010 um 1:23 am

I used to eat at a restaurant named pamplemouse in Chicago. Always loved that name.

Jessica Chavez March 29, 2010 um 1:55 am

Love the pronunciation! I once tried to learn french and it didn't go that well, still I would like to try again! Thnx for sharing such beautiful pictures and delicious recipes!

Jessica Chavez March 29, 2010 um 1:55 am

Love the pronunciation! I once tried to learn french and it didn't go that well, still I would like to try again! Thnx for sharing such beautiful pictures and delicious recipes!

Kim March 29, 2010 um 2:03 am

I've only just discovered your site and I love the photography, the descriptions, the colors. I could go on. I also think it's a wonderful way to learn new words in different languages. Food is a common denominator. The cards are wonderful. Thanks,

Unknown March 29, 2010 um 2:23 am

What a great giveaway. Would love to try those recipes.

Apria March 29, 2010 um 2:35 am

Thanks for sharing.. the cards are beautiful.

klortz March 29, 2010 um 2:41 am

I just found your blog thru Bakerella. Greats posts. I look forward to reading more!

Unknown March 29, 2010 um 2:47 am

i remember when i first learned this word in french class, i laughed!
i don't know why, but the word sounds really funny, and i remembered it right away~

0.0 March 29, 2010 um 3:11 am

pamplemousse is my favorite french word!

Le Reve Cakes March 29, 2010 um 3:15 am

Love to visit your blog and your photo is beautiful. Thanks for hosting the Giveaway, hope I have the luck to win one from Hong Kong. ๏Š

Amanda March 29, 2010 um 3:26 am

What a fun blog!

dlew March 29, 2010 um 3:41 am

great work with the pictures

Ali March 29, 2010 um 3:45 am

Oooo I love grapefruit and I eat them as often as I can!

Unknown March 29, 2010 um 3:46 am

I started to like grapefruit recently, after realizing they are much sweeter in Japan, than where I come from… thank you for a chance of a giveaway! Your blog is so lovely.

Unknown March 29, 2010 um 4:16 am

I love the crochet macaroon on Catherine's website…great inspiration both u and Catherine are to the world of cuisine. I think i'm falling in love with everything French..down in Australia

Shayela H. March 29, 2010 um 4:46 am

how dreadful that I'm forty five minutes too late…looks like fun though!

raych March 29, 2010 um 5:00 am

'Pamplemousse' is the only French word my brother knows, despite 5 years of high school French.

Mel March 29, 2010 um 5:12 am

Heeeey, I ate pamplemousse for breakfast for 2 years religiously, I couldn't bear waking up and not having one. I eat other things now, but i still remember how much I appreciated having put them in the fridge the night before, cold, juicy, bittersweet. Hugs, Helen!

material girl March 29, 2010 um 5:49 am

i love grapfruit sorbet and grapefruit tarts. yummy! and also grapefruit and vodka… haha.

i will have to make use of this work to make my recipes sound fancier.

Bertha March 29, 2010 um 5:59 am

Beautiful photograph as usual! I don't eat or deal with grapefruit often, I guess now I'm intrigued to try more ๐Ÿ™‚

berry lovely March 29, 2010 um 6:03 am

Those cards are really beautiful, as are your pamplemousse photographs. Almost the same word as in German, where we say Pampelmuse.

holly March 29, 2010 um 6:24 am

i love love LOVE grapefruit!!!

Lotus March 29, 2010 um 7:27 am

I eat grapefruit because it supposedly helps you to lose weigth haha ๐Ÿ™‚ anyhow, the cards are stunning! and i would really love to get on hands on the dessert book…yum!!

kim March 29, 2010 um 10:50 am

Ha, it is nearly the same in Dutch – Pompelmoes. I think Pineapple would be a great follow up word ๐Ÿ™‚

As receitas lรก de casa March 29, 2010 um 11:28 am

So, here I am, from Portugal laving my commente ๐Ÿ˜‰

Anna B. March 29, 2010 um 11:34 am

Pamplemousse… the word sounds like a gorgeous dessert. I also very much like the italian word for grapefruit – pompelmo. And spremuta di pompelmo is a "phrase" that make me happy ๐Ÿ™‚

O March 29, 2010 um 12:06 pm

Thanks for a lovely giveaway!

Rhonda March 29, 2010 um 12:34 pm

Such a fun word and your pictures of the peel are great. And thanks for another site for me to drool over.

NikiTheo March 29, 2010 um 12:50 pm

Those are some gorgeous paintings!! Thanks for the giveaway!

Patrice March 29, 2010 um 1:01 pm

I just recently found your blog, and I love it. I especially love your French word a week posts. Pamplemousse is such a fun word, and I listened to the pronunciation a few times.

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Micaela March 29, 2010 um 1:20 pm

This was one of the hardest words to learn while I was studying French, because it is in no way related to how to say grapefruit in English or Spanish (pomelo), so it was hard to remember. But I love that it makes me think of purple mousse!

dinazad March 29, 2010 um 1:30 pm

Lovely pictures indeed – they made me realize I need to buy a grapefruit (or several. or a crateful) immediately!

Miranda March 29, 2010 um 1:36 pm

Those cards look so yummy!

Laurence March 29, 2010 um 1:45 pm

I love "pamplemousse", but I think I love the word more than the fruit. It is one of my favorite word in French and I believe the sounds are describing the texture and the pulp so well…

Anonymous March 29, 2010 um 1:45 pm

Love the cards and your blog!
Christy Rose

jelena March 29, 2010 um 1:56 pm

Always fun to read your posts ๐Ÿ™‚ The cards are so happy as happy can be

Anonymous March 29, 2010 um 1:57 pm

Quelle bonne choix! Pamplemousse was my very favorite word when I began learning French, followed by pneu and corbeille. ๐Ÿ™‚

Sunshine March 29, 2010 um 2:30 pm

That macaron piture is to die for! Absolutely darling! I'm also loving your French word of the week.

The People's Kitchen March 29, 2010 um 2:39 pm

Yum… grapefruit!!! That word is cute. even sounds more grapefruity… Thanks for your recipes.

Sarah March 29, 2010 um 2:40 pm

Mmm, j'aime bien les pamplemousse:) How fun that one fruit can become a family activity!

Sunshinemom March 29, 2010 um 2:48 pm

Great idea with the French word introductions! I am glad you gave the pronunciation link. After 'internet era' I realized I pronounced so many European words incorrectly. Beautiful pictures and paintings too!

Cheryl March 29, 2010 um 2:52 pm

Pamplemousse sounds so cute! ๐Ÿ™‚ Have been watching this site for quite awhile now, but this is the first time I've ever commented. Thanks for all the wonderful pictures and recipes! My family eats lots of grapefruits too, it's a common fruit here in sunny Singapore.

Naomi Alice March 29, 2010 um 3:09 pm

Et c'est partie avec pamplemousse!!
Tonight I'm gonna have some fun teaching this word to my hubby ๐Ÿ™‚
Love your work, the colors, delicious recipes, the beautiful cards, even the sound of it.. OOH what a beautiful way to start my day today. THank you for the chance ๐Ÿ™‚

Baci baci
Naomi ๐Ÿ™‚

Sarah March 29, 2010 um 3:40 pm

Oh yum…even the cards are making me hungry! By the way, your word of the day is great!

marla {family fresh cooking} March 29, 2010 um 4:12 pm

I will never forget when I first fell in love with the word Pamplemousse……I had a delicious smelling facial moisturizer from the Yonka skin care line & it had Pamplemousse in the name. Loved that stuff!

Fun photo with the devoured grapefruit rind leftovers!

Mollie March 29, 2010 um 4:30 pm

Beautiful cards! And I agree – pamplemousse is one of the BEST French words ever!

Timeeka March 29, 2010 um 4:43 pm

I love the word pamplemousse. It reminds me of all that time spent goofing off in French class. Those prints are gorgeous!

Megan March 29, 2010 um 4:59 pm

Thanks for alerting me to this artist. She reminds me of Wayne Thiebaud in her choice of subject. ๐Ÿ™‚

Unknown March 29, 2010 um 5:45 pm

I love your pictures. They are so real. I would love to eat a grapefruit but can't as citrus makes my mouth and throat sore. I do love all of them and do suffer once in a while for that great taste. I really enjoy your blog.

Jennifer N. March 29, 2010 um 6:18 pm

I always loved the word pamplemousse when I studied French in high school and college. I thought it sounded much better than "grapefruit".

Rachelle March 29, 2010 um 6:18 pm

Grapefruit sounds so much more fun in French! I love using grapefruit in desserts… salads too! I agree those pictures are so adorable and colorful, and would look beautiful hanging in any kitchen.

Margaret Wang March 29, 2010 um 6:39 pm

Pamplemousse is one of my favorite French words! ๐Ÿ™‚

Amy S. March 29, 2010 um 6:50 pm

Those cards are adorable!

yardsailor March 29, 2010 um 7:00 pm

Thanks for the chance at the giveaway, desserts are my #1 favorite!

Pamela March 29, 2010 um 7:04 pm

Mmm! I love grapefruit ๐Ÿ™‚ And my mom would certainly buy them by the crate, too!

Unknown March 29, 2010 um 7:05 pm

seriously delish! I love your blog and I would love that cookbook!

LittleWit March 29, 2010 um 7:10 pm

I am loving this French Word of the Week series. ๐Ÿ™‚

RockerJewlz March 29, 2010 um 7:10 pm

I can taste those macarones! Thanks for the chance and wanting to share this goodness.

Elizabeth March 29, 2010 um 7:22 pm

What a lovely word!

Ohiofarmgirl March 29, 2010 um 7:40 pm

i just love the word pamplemousse! i love to say it. in fact, i think i'm going to name one of the chicks from the next clutch "Pamplemousse" just so i can yell it across the barnyard.

thanks for the lovely pix

A. Turner Designs March 29, 2010 um 7:54 pm

i love her artwork! it's lovely!

Kitchen Butterfly March 29, 2010 um 7:59 pm

The cards look lovely, as do your photos….Enjoy your time away

olimama March 29, 2010 um 8:03 pm

i love pamplemousse!

delicious paintings – they are making me hungry!

White Toast with Butter March 29, 2010 um 8:16 pm

This would cheer me up!

Lisa Smiley March 29, 2010 um 8:28 pm

Used to hate grapefruit, but just had some in a salad and it was great! love your site!

Helene March 29, 2010 um 8:30 pm

Isabelle: it's not me speaking the word out loud. I am not sure I understand your question about potimarron though.

KW March 29, 2010 um 8:30 pm

I can't personally handle the bitterness of a raw grapefruit by itself, but your photos sure make them look tasty, like eating a bite of summer/spring.

I gotta agree with soft coeur, the fact that you can download the pronunciation of pamplemousse amuses me greatly

Cynthia March 29, 2010 um 8:32 pm

Pamplemousse is my favorite French word ๐Ÿ™‚ And the pictures are beautiful!

Aileen March 29, 2010 um 8:53 pm

Your Photography is gorgeous! And the next thing on my project list is… macroons. ๐Ÿ™‚ Loved the colorful picture of it.

Unknown March 29, 2010 um 8:59 pm

Love your work.

Angela March 29, 2010 um 9:23 pm

Your photographs are so beautiful.

Louise March 29, 2010 um 9:48 pm

Grapefruit translates to pamplemousse, a word which I already knew. I will keep an eye out for more of your french words which may be new to me.
When I think of pamplemouse, I think of our dessert chocolate fondues, with three seperate types of chocolate (dark, milk and white). Pink grapefruit dipped in white chocolate is the surprise taste combination that contrasts with the other choices and is a favorite.
Bon appetit!

chibiume March 29, 2010 um 9:48 pm

I've loved the word "pamplemousse" since I learned it in 8th grade French class — it just sounds so much more sunny and luxurious than "grapefruit"!

Kayla March 29, 2010 um 9:53 pm

Pamplemousse! One of my faves, too! I'd love to win this cookbook for my friend Debbie, who is a far better baker than I am, but who invites me over to eat the treats that she whips up. So this would be kind of a win-win situation. Thanks!

Joyeaux March 29, 2010 um 9:58 pm

I love grapefruit! (pamplemousse) I cannot wait to make grapefruit sorbet!

Kat March 29, 2010 um 10:16 pm

I love pamplemousse, and the contest looks awesome!

Anonymous March 29, 2010 um 10:16 pm

I love grapefruits and my new favorite is the Pummello variety. Yummy!!! Thanks Teresa Danielson

TBC March 29, 2010 um 11:35 pm

I'm hoping that I win the lovely book!

Thank you.

Brenda March 30, 2010 um 12:46 am

What beautiful artwork! And, so colorful, you can't help but smile and feel happy looking at them. And, I think I might just have to buy some grapefruit this weekend. I haven't had one in ages, I love them warmed up with brown sugar sprinkled on top. Thank you for the giveaway.

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