Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Counting Down To Opening Day

The countdown is on.... Bayview Farmers Market opens for our 2012 season the Saturday at 10:00 am 


Everyday Wheat, $6
South Whidbey Sourdough, $6
Five-Seed Multigrain, $6
Lumberjack Rye, $6
Herb Pain Rustique, $6
Challah (plain or seeded), $6
White Chocolate Orange Viennois, $5
Buckwheat Baton, $6
Traditional or Seeded Baguette, $3.50


Cinnamon Roll, $3
Raisin Cinnamon Roll, $3
Pecan Sticky Bun, $3.50
Blueberry Muffin, $3
Currant Scone, $3
Cheddar Scallion Scone, $3
Apple-Cinnamon Coffeecake, $6.50
Raspberry Coffee Cake, $6.50
Lemon Coffee Cake, $6.50
Cardamom Rolls, $6.50
Carmel-Nut Pullaparts, $8
Croissants (two-pack), $5.50
Pain au Chocolat (two-pack), $5.50



Danish Kringle, $14
Raspberry Mazzarene Tart, $5
Tosca Tart, $5
Chocolate Chunk Cookie, $2
Rocher Meringue, $2.50
Chocolate-Dipped Macaroons, $5
Anzac Biscuits, $5
Bayview Cookie Bag, $5
Double-Fudge Brownie, $3
Power Crisps, $5
Fruit-Nut Crisps, $6

Monday, April 16, 2012

California In April

One of the best times to visit California is in the spring. The tourists have not hit, the kids are in school (well, except for Spring Break), and the winter rains have the hills awash with beautiful shades if green.

Hills around North County (Paso Robles),a baseball game at O.Com Coliseum. Wine tasting in Paso Robles. And a visit to the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Through the "Looking 'Glass"

Some of the most beautiful sights are the store windows around Paris — especially at night. Colorful store windows POP with bright colors and the designs are spectacular. Here is a great blog on the subject "Fashion & Power"

Most of the photos were taken at  night, and with the special lighting like in this shop, the colors are extremely vivid.  All the above were hand-blown glass.

Need gloves — a store just of gloves.

The 2012 collection.

A Mask Shopthere are many scattered about the city.

Celebrating the coming of Spring.





Since this was the Easter season, the window were adorned with such detail.

The Passageways (LesPassages couverts de Paris)

Flowers everywhere...

This is a real dog, he love to watch the people walking by.

Perfume atomizers...


Montparnasse Tower: Eight blocks from our apartment and a neighborhood landmark. "The tower's simple architecture, large proportions and monolithic appearance have been often criticized for being out of place in Paris's urban landscape and, as a result, two years after its completion, the construction of skyscrapers in the city center was banned."  That said, the view from the top is spectacular. Even though the building may not be not revered by the locals, the Montparnasse area is wonderful.  We were again lucky to rent a great apartment nearby.