meta name="p:domain_verify" content="8b08da541f8a920e6 Marie Z Johnston: February 2012

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Dead of Winter Inspiration and a Celery Gratinée

February is a dismal month in Paris.  The weather is bitter cold, even when skies are deceptively blue.  Outdoor markets can be empty of trusted vendors (leaving produce merchants with stands looking far too much like summer to even be considered) or crowded with people (such as myself) looking over farmer stands well stocked with root vegetables for which inspiration has begun to lag. The promise of Valentine's day fills store windows... but I know it's a sweet ruse, something to help us through till Spring.