Monday, January 25, 2010

Some Sweets for You While You Wait...

Dearest Friends,
Thank you so very much for your recent comments and kind thoughts for our new life. While you wait for me to return to The Tearoom full-time, I do have some lovely sweet things for you. . .

First of all, I submit to you a temptation from Monsieur Pierre Hermé. . .his Satine cheesecake. It is the ultimate indulgence, and it's only being offered in his shops until February 14 (when I'm sure the singular pleasures of Valentine's Day will appear). Satine is one of his fetish flavors and in case you are new to the pleasures of the tearoom, his creations in this delicious flavor combination include cream cheese, orange and passionfruit. In this case, this is a creamy passionfruit cheesecake covered in orange marmelade. This is the description, in his words, translated from French:

It is the fruity taste that comes first in this completely re-invented cheesecake. This cake plays on the association between the pastry, the cheese cake, the passion fruit and orange marmalade. As each component is working in a completely different texture, all these flavors are found successively to be harmonious but distinct.

As I was contemplating this post, another Satine made her way to my mind: Nicole Kidman's character from "Moulin Rouge". Here is a gorgeous picture of her in that role:

And what could be more natural than telling you about a beautiful website that sells sugar for your tea? And of course, this not just any ordinary sugar! From Belle de Sucre, these bits of sugar are flavored and made into pretty little shapes!! How clever is that? I would so love to try them at our next tea party, dear friends! Their gorgeous website is here. (The beautiful blogs French Blue and Madame Sucre have brought this to my attention and if you haven't yet, please pay these ladies a visit too!) If these pretty little bits of sugar were served at tea, how could you ever resist? Not only are they pretty, but some of them come in different flavors, as well as colors! One of the combinations is shown below, containing violet, rose and raspberry flavored sugar in such luscious shapes and colors!

I miss you all and can't wait to check in and say "Hello" to you later this week!

Wishing you all a beautiful day!



  1. Yuuuuuuumy!

    I miss you too! Sweets always make me smile! So I will wait until your return~~ Thank you for the mention of FrenchBlue too!

    Have a good week!

  2. ok, now my teeth hurt ;D

    nice to see you peek in amidst it all!

  3. Thanks for this delicious break. A new Pierre Hermé just opened last week near my place here in Paris, but I have not trusted myself to go in yet. Now I have to - I love cheesecake!
    Don't worry about us while you're so busy, we'll all be waiting here for you when you get back!
    Hope things are going well.

  4. Thank you so very to everyone!! I am writing you this message from Paris (not THE Paris, but Paris, Maine!!!) We will have our computer set up soon and I will be posting again on a regular basis!! Biggest hugs to you all!


  5. Yummy!! Now I need some sweets!

    I can't wait until you get your computer set up. We got snow again......BLECH! I am sure it is colder up there though.

    Give our love to V!

    xoxo, LuLu

  6. Dear Betty, every time I visit your Blog I find myself saying "good by" to my diet :-)Thank you for the wonderful introduction of the beautiful tea sugars - I am looking forward to ordering it! I hope one day I will be able to try Satine - it looks absolutely magical! Hoping that everything is going well with you and so very happy you are back and Blogging! Wishing you marvelous weekend.:-)


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