Wednesday, April 14, 2010

France Sweepstakes

Is there even the slightest chance that I could win this Sweepstakes and not wait for my Paris Princess to oink out $20 Grand? Oh please God, let it be so! I have to come to the realization that my savings is on an average $80/month.....$960/year divided by $20,000....I will get there in about 20 Years. In which case those of you reading my "See You SOON Paris" Blog might feel a tad robbed, because you might not live long enough to see me get there.

Please pray for me, as I will be entering DAILY for a chance to win my ticket to France......and if you are dreaming of going to Paris too, I encourage you to ENTER (click her to go to site) as well. I wonder if I told Mimi's Cafe that I was promoting them, if my odds would increase???? Probably not! I just want to spread the "Word, Hummingbird."

As a *side note, I wanted to thank my Mother-In-Law Gail, for sending me this. She is an avid supporter and gave me something to blog about this week ;) Thanks Gail!!!!!!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010


Hope you all had a wonderful Easter.
Mine was a Yummy Treat!

First stop was Les Madeleines Patisserie, as I had mentioned in my previous post. I could not wait to get my hands on the Kouing Aman.

Les Madeleines is quite the buzzing joint in downtown Salt Lake City.
We admired all the stylish young gals with their perfect and trendy hairstyles.

Got my friend and I thinking about our own "do's"..........the one you all voted for was Look No. 3. I will ditch the sunglasses and maybe have my friend Couture Millinery help me with my choice of hats. As for the hair salon, I am considering the Franck Fann Coiffeur on 5 Rue d'Ormesson. He speaks English, which is a necessity for communicating about hair, and I hear he is a good hairstylist. OK, enough about hair.......back to pastries.

I met up with my family and we all enjoyed a cup of French coffee with a nibble of 7 desserts. They were miniature desserts full of flavor. The last time I sat around for hours, observing people, drinking coffee over good conversation, was New York City. It was a nostalgic and refreshing experience.

I was disappointed by the macarons. They were not bad, but not my favorite either. I am assuming it has something to do with where they were the States and not Paris. We will have to wait and see.

I did not try the "Paris Cupcake"....but who can resist a picture with anything that has the word Paris in it.

And then.....there was PERFECTION! Kouing Aman. Yes, they were caramelized on the outside, flaky on the inside, and sweet tenderness in the center. Thankfully they cost $4.95/each or I would have overdosed on these heavenly treats. I now have a "must eat" item in Utah.........

On Easter Sunday, my sister-in-law baked these multi-colored sponge cupcakes with "fluff" frosting. Another "must eat" when in Utah. My husband and I reminisced about them all the way back home....that's approximately 560 miles of sweet talk.