Blog entries from: the Whinery

by Elsa Brobbey

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November 17 2014

From the Whinery Mon Nov 17 2014, 02:45:30

This year our apartment was an adorable little loft with an alcove bedroom and rooftop views of le haut Marais. Tucked away in a pre-Haussmann building on a narrow crooked street off Rue de Rivoli, the fifth floor walkup with steep spiral stairs had no elevators! The suite was minimally and tastefully decorated, with pops [...]

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November 14 2014

From the Whinery Fri Nov 14 2014, 02:45:06

I must admit, and maybe it's the clean crisp autumn air and foliage, but it takes me a while to get into the swing of seasonal cooking in the fall, all I really want to do is to go for long walks and sleep when the cold weather hits. Sure, I'll manage to scrounge up [...]

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November 9 2014

From the Whinery Sun Nov 9 2014, 00:40:09

Dessert: Mango lime tart, Lemon tart and Baba au rhum Happy weekend! It's turning out to be a pleasantly dry weekend we're having, which is especially nice considering the last week of heavy rain, wind and flooding we've had. I'm taking advantage of the clear skies by being outside, exploring the city and going on [...]

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November 7 2014

From the Whinery Fri Nov 7 2014, 02:45:09

I love autumn mornings; especially at dawn when it's foggy and quiet with daylight just filtering in. It feels familiar, like the cold dry harmattan mornings from my childhood. This is also my favourite time to bake, the world is perfect in that still solitary moment when I get to do what I absolutely love. [...]

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November 2 2014

From the Whinery Sun Nov 2 2014, 16:00:45

October flew by so fast it feels as if I blinked one September morning and November rushed in. This was supposed to be the lull between the haze of summer and the crazed holiday season, the past two weeks have been a blur of transitions, from coming home and being sick for a few days [...]

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October 29 2014

From the Whinery Wed Oct 29 2014, 02:45:35

One of the things I love about staying in an apartment while on vacation is having access to a kitchen. It's particularly wonderful if you love to cook, and are in a city like Paris where colourful markets are filled with stalls of tempting produce, cheeses, breads, specialty foods and other sundry goods. We didn't [...]

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October 18 2014

From the Whinery Sat Oct 18 2014, 13:22:52

I've neglected this space for far too long; in that time I've had éclairs in Paris, coffee in Amsterdam and an amazing lunch in London. It's been an active couple of weeks; exhausting but in a good way, I wouldn't have it any other way. I'm back now, and just like last year I'm battling [...]

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September 23 2014

From the Whinery Tue Sep 23 2014, 02:45:23

There's a cute paradise of a nut shop in my neighbourhood that sells all manner of tasty nuts and dried fruits, they have these magical saffron and lime roasted cashews that are out-of-this-world delicious, and okra chips so addictive I'm slightly obsessed with them. I noticed they had rose petals the other day so I [...]

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September 16 2014

From the Whinery Tue Sep 16 2014, 02:45:08

I'd forgotten how much I love this time of the year. I love that stillness in the mornings that wasn't there weeks before and the breezy cool sunny days. It's this time of year too that I start yearning for my favourite 'comfort meals' again; maybe it's the cool evenings or the insight that we're [...]

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September 5 2014

From the Whinery Fri Sep 5 2014, 02:45:56

There's something wistful about the start of September. It's filled with subtle changes; the days get shorter and there's a moodiness in the air, the leaves start turning and there's an early morning chill signaling summer's inevitable end. I've always loved this time of year; it feels contemplative as we shift focus from hazy summer [...]

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