Sunday, June 03, 2007

La Fête des Mères

Today is Mother's day in France, and if there's one thing my French family knows how to do is to take advantage of the chance to faire la fête. All the mothers came from near and far and had a weekend at you know where. Four generations were together today.

The fathers pitched in while the mothers, grandmothers, and great-grandmothers
relaxed and basked in mid-day sun out near the elms.

Aude and Seb decided a few weeks ago to have another baby so now there's one on the way. Isn't that nice? The noontime meal preparations hummed in the little kitchen where Brigitte set her champagne aside and quickly prepared her cod and shrimp curry.

Awen's making a place in her garden for another little brother or sister.
Even favorite tanties got their kisses in.

All of the mothers got flowers and presents. It was a lovely party with lots of smiles and laughter.

La Tropézienne was my favorite dessert. I took all of the vanilla beans that were topping all of the dessserts and tied them in a knot to go into the sugar jar.

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Blogger wheresmymind said...

Beautiful pictures of a wonderful day!

8:09 PM, June 04, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Vanilla sugar....there's another smell and taste that is instantly reassuring. You seem to have had a worrying time recently and it's good that food has been able to give you comfort and hope.

The curry looks wonderful. I love how it looks so very French in it's presentation despite the origins of the dish.

8:09 PM, June 04, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh, you make me miss to have spent that day with my mum, at home. Your pictures are so evocative of a wonderful life moment. Full of emotions!

3:33 AM, June 05, 2007  
Blogger Jann said...

What a beautiful, beautiful celebration~you certainly had a lunch fit for a queen~I loved looking at the pictures of family and your beautiful table....

1:54 AM, June 07, 2007  

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