Sorry to report that we have no lovely photos to share, as unfortunately we had to cancel our trip the day of our flight. Nana had a particularly bad flare up of knee arthritis and this would not have worked with our grand plans for touring.
Very disappointing indeed but luckily we have both been to Paris and the countryside on a few other trips together (Nana has several more trips under her lucky belt than I :) so please do not feel badly for us. She is feeling much better but had a challenging few weeks, so it was clearly the right decision. And let's not forget that I have a son attending Boston University- yup- right in the midst of all the tragedy in that town we would have been miles and time zones away.
Things do have a way of working out, no ? So we took a much needed "staycation" and recuperated all around. We are refreshed and looking forward to catching up with our fellow Doristas. Nana even managed to make last week's dish but when she reported the results, I took a pass :) Sorry Dorie.
This week's recipe of creamy mushrooms and eggs were so good. I used English muffins instead of brioche and it worked out well. The mushroom sauce was easy to prepare and the shallot gave it such a wonderful flavor.
I was very pleased that I made my very first crepe and now that I see how easy it is, I plan to make a regular crepe batter and top it with a sprinkle of sugar. When I was growing up my French mother often made sucre crepes and they are still one of my favorite desserts.