Woohoo! I am officially on break for the Summer and this time to rest and recharge is SO needed. This week’s finds include a fruity dessert, some more summer ideas, a cookbook, and Zillow for chateaux.
Tarte aux Fruits Frais
I love a good summer tart recipe and this fresh fruit tart looks amazing. It features a buttery, sweet pastry crust filled with rich pastry cream and topped with colorful fresh fruits and an apricot glaze. This tart is a showstopper that is perfect for a summer gathering or a picnic for two.
Budget Friendly Travel
Looking for somewhere to travel this summer that won’t break the bank? Travel and Leisure has put together a list of 16 affordable destinations. Any trip will set you back a little bit but they done the research to find areas where the summer season is quieter or lodging and food are cheap. Many locations also include free or very inexpensive things to do in the area.
The Official Emily in Paris Cookbook
So, I wasn’t expecting this but I guess I’m not surprised because food is a big part of the show. You can preorder this cookbook that will be available August 16. It will include show favorites like Gabriel’s Omelette, Pierre’s Cracked Crème Brûlée, Pain au Chocolat, and there are even some American expat favorites like Quiche au Ciment (AKA Chicago Deep Dish Pizza). I hear they are filming season three right now and I cannot wait to binge this guilty pleasure.
My French House
I read this article last week about an American couple who bought and renovated a French chateau. This made me curious about how many chateaux are on the market in France and what do they usually go for? My French House has listings for castles, chateaux and estates for sale in France. You can search by region, number of rooms and by price. The listings range from €365,000 to €5,250,000, converted into USD $380,492-$5,472,836. Considering the house across the street from us just sold for $450,000 and there is certainly nothing special about it,I find it crazy that you can buy a medieval stone castle on 3 hectares of land with three towers for under $400,000. Granted it’s a full renovation property but still, mind blown. So, now I just need like half a million dollars to buy my chateau and live in France. Stay tuned for my go fund me…just kidding! haha 🙂
I hope you have a great weekend filled with sunshine and good food!