Monday, January 3, 2011
After such a hectic but wonderful Christmas and New Year's Eve, I stride into this brand new week and year feeling optimistic, refreshed and ambitious. Over the weekend, re-organizing was tackled, and there are now two carloads worth of things to give away. I somewhat feel that if I possess things within my reach that I do not use and others could benefit from, and yet I do not give them, I am holding them back from having such items. And so, I am happy that tomorrow morning a load will be off to the thrift store.
So many things about a new year call us to action—organization, exercise and getting back to a healthy lifestyle included. For myself, after a few pounds have managed to make there way to my sides, I crave nothing more than getting back to feeling great. Specifically, back to eating in moderation. And who better to learn from than the French—who do not diet, but eat and enjoy fresh and naturally organic food and beverages, in moderation. A wonderful book that is both informative and appealing comes to mind is Paris Bistro Cooking, by Linda Dannenberg. Inside, you will find beautiful images of French bistros, fabulous tidbits of information and delicious recipes to enjoy. (including a delicious clafoutis recipe) I highly recommend it!
— images: 01, 02, 04, 05, by Guy Boughet, 03 link