Last Day in Paris

I discovered this post in my drafts, from 3 years ago. It made me miss our time in Paris, so I’ve decided to post it now. 

We’ve spent the last three months in Paris on sabbatical, but the time has come to head home (to a new home, since we’ve moved out of Brooklyn and we’ll be living with a friend in the Hudson Valley).

We spent our last day packing, finishing off the last of our real French Brie cheese (Brie de Meaux), and then had tea time at my favorite gluten free cafe, Helmut Newcake.

Helmut TeaThere are two locations in Paris, one is near Place de la Madeleine and is only for take away meals.  It’s about a 10 minute walk from Jardin des Tuileries, so it’s perfect for grabbing a picnic lunch to eat in the garden.

The other location is near Canal St. Martin.  It’s a cute café with an eclectic atmosphere that serves lunch, pastries, coffee, and tea.  They even have a small section of gluten free packaged products to purchase such as cereal, pasta, and beer.

My absolute favorite dessert while in Paris was Tarte au Citron Meringuée, a lemon meringue tart.  It’s sweet but so fresh and light, and Helmut Newcake’s was absolutely lovely!

Helmut Lemon TartAfter tea, I walked home a different direction than normal and stumbled upon a great little magasin, a health food store called Welcome Magasin Bio.  They had a great gluten free selection and I was so sad to only discover it on my last day in Paris!

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Starting This Blog…

I’ve always wanted to start a blog to make and share recipes that are healthy – whether that’s gluten free, dairy free, refined sugar free, or all of the above.

Now seems like the perfect time to start, since my husband has just transitioned to self-employment.  He’s working from home and he’s been doing a lot more dishes, which is pretty much the best thing EVER – especially when you live in a tiny apartment without a dishwasher!!

So I thought that with the time I’m not spending on the dishes, maybe I could write a blog.

And here it is!