8.17.2009

French for a day....

On Sundays we have this little event called The French Market which sets up near the train station here in town. All it really is ...is a glorified farmers market....but the reason i really go...you will see at the end of the post. {if you really want to peek...look next to lola}


Lola and i leave the boys at home.


I tried taking them once....but we ended up buying tomatoes that the boys decided to start throwing.


I bet you've never seen a tomato fight at a farmers market have you?? Neither had i......and i don't plan on buying anymore tomatoes that are squished on the floor.




They are not very good.....trust me.




The fresh cheese is phenomenal......










Fresh figs are delicious peeled and wrapped with a thin slice of prosciutto, then grilled till the prosciutto is slightly crisp........drizzle a little bit of honey on that bad baby....and you have yourself a darling little appi for your next soiree.


yes...i can cook every once in a while......


i've even started leaving a jar in the kitchen ...so if Bryan so chooses...he can deposit some money in there....sort of like paying me ......because even though i have many titles in my life......"chef" is not one of them......


when the jar is full of his hard earned cashola....he gets a damn good meal.


























What is it about the word...Farm Fresh Eggs? I guess i imagine healthy little hens running around a cute farm ....laying darling little eggs.....brown little eggs.


yum.











This is where you might want to stop.


stop.right.here.


What you are about to see next is what makes Lola and I want to skip church and set up camp early sunday mornings.


I tried to warn you......






French crepes made by Denisa.


*sigh*


Let me tell you.....if you've never had a real french crepe........well.......i can't really tell you....


you will just have to come and try one.....


we love the nutella crepes.


love.


love.



























I also just found out that Denisa caters. Can you imagine having a girlie party with lots and lots of French Crepes?


I think we need to have one...don't you?
















I've decided to head back to the gym. The crepe's have done a number on me this summer....

I don't know how those french girls eat crepes all the time...and they don't even know what the word

"exercise" means.....and the wine......I drink wine also.....and i love a good chocolate croissant.

maybe if i add more butter to my diet?

That's what Julia Child did....just add more butter to everything.
What do you think?

xo
....

p.s. I have a couple of sponsor spots opening up....if you think that you might be interested...and your shop would mesh nicely....email me for more info.













47 comments:

The Flying Bee said...

Okay. This did it for me. I have made up my mind. I am totally jumping on a plane and coming to your home for a shopping day and then going to go to lunch at the cafe around the corner from the bookstore and then hit the french market on Sunday morning. Perfect!

Michelle@Fromhousetohome said...

Looks like the perfect spot! My hubby makes crepes for me every Mother's Day. If I had a place to go where they were prepared on spot, my thighs would be in big trouble!

~Michelle
P.S. If school doesn't get here soon, I will fly off the handle as well. Sept. 1st for us, I can't wait! I need a day to clean in silence, with no one asking me for a drink, or a snack...or fighting. Plus, fall is my fave season, bring it on!

Brandie said...

I am jealous. Book shops with cafe's, French Markets on the weekends....I need that stuff here too! Don't get me started on how fantastic a girlie party with crepes sounds. Mmmmm..

Brenna LaPray said...

Yummy! I love crepes with anything on them.
Lola looks darling. Her hair looks great!

Rachel said...

What a nice way to spend a Sunday...that crepe looks so good, I love, love Nutella....can I come visit on a Sunday?

Laura said...

butter..yes, it makes everything better. Add butter.
and God Bless Julia...saw the movie on Sat and have been smiling ever since...

I am going to add "farm fresh" to everything too...it does make it sound nicer...even if it is not farm fresh, I will say it is.

Need to go out and get some farm fresh school supplies now...

Backyard Candle Co. said...

Lola's hair is looking soooooo adorable!! I absolutely LOVE crepes! I am hungry now.

Meri said...

Hmmm.... where's my crepe pan? I first made them with my friend Mary in Carmel. It takes a little practice and the first one is always a throwaway. I like the sweeter dessert-type crepes. Strawberries and Devonshire cream, applepie filling with brown sugar, raspberries. What sweetness waits?

ps - are you having fun with Unravelling?

Tracy is ... Loving Pretty Things said...

Ok Kasey - seriously? what a sweet market, and a fun girlie afternoon.

Crepes. MMMMMMMM......

I will fly to a party you have catered by Denise. oh, AND because it is your party....

I'll bring the wine. I'm off to my gparents vineyard - I'll pick up a case for the shin-dig for you and I. Others can BYO ;)

xoxo

Jen Kershner said...

Perfection! Now I must have one of those crepes too!

Rue said...

You have figs?? We don't have them! What in H*** is that about?! I miss them :(

Crepes too?! Ugh... seriously pouting now....

Oh and I can't figure out why French girls are so skinny either. I eat a lot of cheese and bread and butter and drink wine. Although it could be the Mickey D's I had last night ;)

xoxo,
rue

Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

What on earth am I supposed to do now that I am craving a French crepe out in the middle of no where??

Thanks a bundle.

Bay said...

Oh man, flipping through the phone book looking for a creparie. Nothing....nothing. Thanks Kasey..I can almost taste them. Ummmm.
And Lolas hair is growing out nicely. She looks so pretty. Sorry for you that the pixie is growin' out but again she just looks so darling!

Preppy Mama said...

Oh my goodness, chocolate crepes! I am drooling over your photos!!

Simone said...

Sounds good to me!

Your Lola is just adorable, her hair is so cute!

And those French girls - I believe their secret is just one bite and then politely pushing the plate away from them - where's the fun in that??!!

:)

Beth said...

What a fantastic girls' outing! I only have 2 little boys so tomato fights are what I have to look forward to. That crepe has made me search the pantry in desperation for something representing Nutella. I've come up with a Hershey's bar and a cashew. It's not quit cutting it :).

Tara said...

Looks like a fun place to be for the morning! Those crepes look amazing!

Alicia said...

i'm pretty sure that market comes straight from heaven! i would love to be there!

Tattered Goods said...

Ahhh! yes we too have a lovely french crepe maker in our local farmers market. I get the goat cheese and mushroom one it is fabulous... My girls and I try to go every Saturday however, we have not been in awhile because I made this crazy mistake of adopting a dog the last time we went. His name is Maxwell but we tend to call him Mr. Peebody if you know where I am going with this he is not so good in the potty training department.... Enjoy your day

Sheila

eco-stylista said...

Sounds like a great event!! Why is everything French so cool? Whether it is cheese, eggs or crepes, everything is delicious and looks so stylish!

vicki archer said...

Those nutella crepes have been my downfall on many an occassion....worth every bit I figure, xv.

Jeannine said...

At least you're only tempted on Sundays! We have a little creperie called The Flat this keeps very convenient hours. It is so, so hard to limit myself to one Crepe Nutella per month.

When I studied in France, I ate those things like it was my job and I didn't gain any weight. I decided that if eaten in France, they just don't count.

Lily G. said...

I just love farmer's markets. I love the pics!

Simply Colette said...

Your daughter is so cute!

I had my first nutella crepe in paris this spring... ohhhhh my!

Btw... loved the shaving cream and play dough story!

did you get that pic of the mailman yet? ;) maybe when the kids go back to school...

mrs boo radley said...

Butter is a miracle food, I think.

Seriously. Butter has been around for thousands of years and people have been healthy and strong for thousands of years. I hardly think butter is to blame for, you know, our 21st century problems.

Julia C. was right. Everyone would be happier if they ate more butter.

I sure am!

Sunny said...

Julie & Julia was the most adorable movie - wasn't it?!! I'm so jealous of you and getting to be "French for a day"! Looks delicious!

paige said...

i love that first pic of lola & her cutiepie hair!! i thought she was growing it out...it looks over the top cute.
french crepes yummola!
the jar in the fridge is the best idea i've heard in ages!!
xo

Federica said...

Nutella is the best!! French crepes are great!
Lola looks so sweet!

Emily B said...

i'm salivating....I would like a fig/prosciutto app, then a loaf of that french bread with some yummy cheese, and some vino, and a crepe, and.....oh my! love it!

LuLu said...

Can I copy your jar idea? That one had me flip flopping giddy!! :) Just the sound of crepe party makes me smile... how good would that be! with someone else making it too!
LuLu

Leah C said...

Oh my...that looks like a wonderful {and yummy} place to spend a Sunday! And I love the idea of a "tip jar" in my kitchen:)

Suzann @ The Olive Cottage said...

I think next Sunday I'm coming to YOUR town! : )
Where you'd LOVE to come is up to my neck o the woods on the last Sunday of the month and visit the Antique and Garden Fair at the Arboretum in South Barrington.

Allegra said...

Lola's hair is looking adorable! Farmer's market looks fabulous. We aren't coming to Chicago in October :( But when I do, you must take me for a crepe--or I'll take you---or you take me and I'll pay is what I'm getting at ;)

The Little Red Shop said...

Kasey,
Just head on over to Flower Patch Farmgirl to see what to do with those squished tomatoes!

Now, I will say to you...what I said to her...but, in regard to those crepes...

Yum!

: )

Julie M.

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

That Lola is the cutest girl, don't you think?!!

Anne Marie said...

don't forget about the Geneva Green Market......(thursdays down by the river bank)......they have kids cooking events and always fresh food at lunchtime to purchase/eat.......all organic....

but those crepes look darn tasty.

McMaster and Storm said...

kasey + jeanne + bethie + darcy + kara =
vanves flea market in france, crazy metro rides, and nutella crepes on the street, Mono prix & wouldn't that be one funn-y trip! start saving your pesos.

hope all is well!

hugs,
kara + darcy

Sarah said...

It sounds fabulous! I just love the farmers market in general, but french? Ooh La la!!! Lola is such a beauty!

AshleyR said...

Hi Darlin'
What a cute pic of Lola...her hair looks adorable! Crepes are the best.... looks like you girlies had a good day.

Pretty Little World said...

This seems like so much more than a glorified farmer's market -- this is positively wonderful!! The bread, the cheese, the crepes...everything looks so good!! I'd have to only take a certain amount of money, or else I fear I'd be dragging along about 20 saks of fresh goodies!

Jemm said...

I bought a jar of Nutella once. Once. I ate the entire thing with a spoon. It is pure evil in a jar.

SCmama1971 said...

Fabulous!
I miss our farmers markets in Southern California. Since moving to South Carolina 2 years ago we have found nothing that compares.

Thanks for sharing and thanks for checking out my blog too! ;)

Sarah said...

Ah, this brings back fond memories of when my mom and my aunt used to sell fresh crepes at our farmers market.
I was later recruited to help mom sell pastries and other gorgeous little delicacies at the prettiest farmers market table you ever did see.
Well, you've just inspired me to do some baking!

Also, the word verification for this is suclarap, which could be interpreted as "sucre wrap", which could be interpreted as "dessert crepe,"...or perhaps I'm looking too hard for excuses to make some.

PamperingBeki said...

Nutella in those crepes!? I'm making a trip to Illinois.

Martha said...

Those crepes look yummy!!!! And all those vegetables and flowers...it definitely outdoes our "farm fresh" farmers market...I think you sound like a pretty good cook to me...look at that recipe you just blirted out...I think you should give yourself some more credit:) And what a beautiful picture of Lola!
And by the way the word for me to type is "wines"...I thought you may like to know that...fits me for sure:)

Andrea Villarreal said...

Gosh that looks fabulous! We have a crepe place that opened up at our local mall. With cute little bistro chairs and tables set up outside. I love to go and have not a crepe (I leave the nutella love to Lindsay:) but a chicken salad croissant sandwich and a strawberry italian soda. Heaven!!
I have also let those extra 5 come on board this summer:) I have been doing the Special K cereal diet for the last two weeks and walking 2 miles everyday and I weighed in yesterday and have lost 7 pounds:) And just so you know I hate cereal, always have but that Special K with berries is pretty tasty and their cereal bars with Chocolate and pretzels to die for:)
Also I don't eat two bowls a day just breakfast with a cereal bar and fruit for lunch, normal dinner. Except instead of three pices of french bread slathered with butter only one;)

The Vintage Modern Girl said...

oh my! i could totally live there! wish there was a place like that in my town!