CH wanted me to name this post “The JBean Cuisine Creation Station”, ummm, wow…can you say corny?
Anyways…we are settling in France and loving in. We’ve secured an adorable little apartment, in the oldest/most historic part of town. The apartment is very traditional, has lots of charm, has a little cafe as one neighbor and a boulangerie on the other side. That’s called French perfection!
I wanted to share a little bit of my new found “bliss” with you, especially the kitchen, because this is a cooking blog after all.
Just to give you a bit of a reference point, I’ve also included a photo of my Canadian kitchen.
The JBean Cuisine Kitchen in Canada (note that this was just as we moved in last year – none of my “friends” are in place yet – i.e. my KitchenAid or any of my accessories – trust me, the counters are plenty full now!):
The NEW JBean Cuisine Kitchen in France:
Hummm, this will be interesting and will definitely challenge my culinary skills. But, I have the best of the best ingredients available closeby and all the inspiration I need to get creating some amazing recipes (I even bought my first all-French cookbook today – Le soleil dans votre assiette – which means “The sun on your plate” – yay for spring/summer produce and ingredients).
Not to mention, look what just happened to come along in my suitcase – not sure how that happened :)! Yes, those are 2 of my favourite All-Clad pots/saute pan, my green pan, my Global knives (can’t see them hiding), measuring cups & spoons, cheese grater & zester and a few of my favourite accessories. It was well worth the extra baggage fee that I had to pay to have some of my best tools along for the ride in France. Yuppee!
CH just returned home with a pain au chocolat from the boulangerie as a late-night cleaning/organizing snack (it’s 10pm as I finish this post), so I have to go enjoy it, along with a well deserved glass of wine. For those of you in Canada and the US, bonne journée (and my fellow Canadians – I hope you vote today!)