Saturday, June 21, 2008

Croissants, Hansel and Gretel, Summer Solstice Time





I have to put in a little plug for these "mini-croissants" from Trader Joe's. They come frozen (as shown on the right) with the instruction to rise overnight. Rise, they did! I made them for the first morning that my mom was here and they truly hit the spot. We had really marvelous breakfasts when she was visiting--my favorite being chocolate chip cannolis bought the night before in the italian neighborhood of Boston. We also toured two art museums (I was scolded by a security gaurd at the contemporary museum where I got way too close to one of these sculptures) and saw a play at the Boston University Theater. . .

This week I've spent transitioning back into real life mode and starting to read seven versions of Hansel and Gretel. I found out that in September I get to present a paper I've written about Hansel and Gretel at a conference in Canada, and so I want to make sure I have my facts straight. By far the best illustrations are in this one.

The sun rose at 5:08am this morning, and it isn't slotted to set until 8:25pm, so I'm off to enjoy the extended blue skies.

4 comments:

sussah said...

glad you had fun! that's a cute picture of you & your mom. love, sussah

Amber said...

I miss Trader Joes. We don't have them here in Texas.

Jodi Girden said...

i echo sussah! that is a great picture of you and sally! i would love to have a warm croissant with you today. i just got back from the beach and am almost chilled from too much sun and wet hair.

Paul & Heather said...

Very cute picture! Your mom is so sweet :) It sounds like you all had a great time ... and those croissants ... mmmmm.