11 March 2012

Crepes with Almonde Creme


I love crepes. The first time I had crepes I was in New Orleans and it was 1994. I've been a fan ever since.  In Paris, crepes were everywhere...from fancy dishes in sit down restaurants to street side vendors selling them with sugar and cinnamon, or the more popular, Nutella. While I admit, my personal favorite is crepes of the savory variety filled with delicious meat, cheese and sauce combinations, it seemed a shame to not do something wonderful with the strawberries I had purchased this week...


Last night I made quick crepes for my family. While, okay I cheated and used store bought crepes this time (my homemade crepes recipe will have to wait till another post), I did make my family's favorite homemade Almonde Creme to go on top.  These are super easy and your family will love them.  For the creme, you will need: heavy whipping creme, sugar and baker's almond emulsion. (If you do not like almonds) you can use a good vanilla in its stead. If you go this route, I prefer the good stuff, look for "from Madagascar" on the label. But really, you must try it with the almond emulsion at least once...

The recipe~

one pint heavy whipping creme
2 tablespoons almond emulsion
2/3 cup granulated sugar

beat on high for 3-4 minutes until peaks start to form



Take your crepe and fill the center with strawberries.



Roll up, top Generously with the almond creme. Sprinkle plate and top with cinnamon. (The cinnamon really compliments the flavors of the berries and the almonde creme).


Bon appétit!  This post is hooked up to the weekend potluck at Meet Penny.


09 March 2012

French colours song (The Rainbow song)

Last post, we learned all the colors. Here is a fun song, Arc-en-ciel, (or Rainbow in English)  that incorporates the colors. See how many of the color vocabulary from last time you can pick out in the lyric. I've included both the French and English lyrics below so this is a great way to help yourself or your kids practice colors, other vocabulary and pronunciation.  Warning: This song is super fun and will get stuck in your head!



(Here are the French lyrics with English translation):
Arc-en-ciel
© 2006 Alain Le Lait

Il a les yeux rouges                              he has red eyes
Il a les yeux jaunes                              he has yellow eyes
Il a les yeux arc-en-ciel                        he has wooden eyes
Et une tête en bois                               and a rainbow head
Il boit du chocolat                                 he drinks hot chocolate
À tous les repas                                   at every meal
Comme les poissons-chats                  like the catfish
Cha la la la la                                       Cha la la la la

Il a les yeux verts                                 he has green eyes
Il a les yeux gris                                   he has gray eyes
Il a les yeux arc-en-ciel                        he has rainbow eyes
Et une tête en bois                               and a wooden head
Il boit du jus de citron                          he drinks lemon
Et de champignons                             and mushroom juice
Comme Napoléon                               like Napoléon
On on on on on                                   On on on on on

Il a les yeux blancs                              he has white eyes
Il a les yeux noirs                                he has black eyes
Il a les yeux arc-en-ciel                       he has rainbow eyes
Et une tête en bois                              and a wooden head
Il boit la noix de coco                          he drinks the coconut
Avant de faire dodo                            before going to sleep
Do ré mi la si do                                 Do ré mi la si do
O o o o o                                            Ooooo

Il a les yeux rouges                             He has red eyes
Il a les yeux jaunes                             He has yellow eyes
Il a les yeux arc-en-ciel                       He has rainbow eyes
Et une tête en bois                              and a wooden head
Il boit du café au lait                            He drinks coffee with milk
Au lait, au lait, au lait                           with milk, with milk, with milk,
Et quand il a fini                                  and when he is done
Il se met au lit                                      He puts himself to bed
i i i i i                                                    i i i i i
o o o o o                                              o o o o o
Cha la la la la                                      Cha la la la la

Have a great day.

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