Happy Mother’s Day one day early to all of the mom’s out there! We are celebrating one day early since my sister and her husband are bringing my niece Cecileia by for a visit. It’s hard to believe that we haven’t seen them since February! We’ve missed so many things, and we’re looking forward to the visit.
To celebrate we’re picking up a delicious torte with Charlotte Torte (featuring homemade ladyfingers, strawberry mousse and farm fresh strawberries) by the ever talents Maria of Eclairesse. We’ve been lucky to enjoy delicious pastries by Maria both last month for my mom’s birthday (see the Spring Soiree post from this week) and now the delicious torte.
We’re also taking a couple of virtual pasta making classes with Pasta Social Club next week that I’m so excited about, both for Hand-Rolled Pasta and Ravioli so I’m very excited to start working on our pasta making skills again!
If you’re still under shelter-in-place, spending more time in the kitchen is definitely the perfect way to decompress after a day of #WFH and this recipe for Tagliatelle with Asparagus & Peas from Love & Lemons is the perfect recipe to recreate for dinner. Want to take things up a notch? Try making your pasta yourself with their Homemade Pasta recipe.
I’m obsessing on how bright and airy Chrissy Serrano’s home is. Check out the feature on Serena and Lily.
Enjoy some grown-up Mac & Cheese in this recipe for Garlic Parmesan Shellbows from Pinch of Yum.
If you’re a serious Francophile, this Paris Jazz Playlist from the Every Day Parisian is a must for your workday.
These Raspberry Crumble Bars from Broma Bakery are an absolute must, and we’re going to recreate them using goat butter and blackberry jam. Also don’t these Strawberry Crepes look amazing?! I’m all about the berries clearly.
Christina of New Darlings shares 10 Ways to Manage Stress + Anxiety. Also check out Mara of M Loves M recommendations for Instant Mood Boosters for Challenging Days!
HiP Paris shares Paris Creatives & Freelancers Thoughts Under Lockdown and Beyond.
Have fun with Cecileia! I see your name was added to the email headed when it comes to my inbox. 😊
Yes, it was time to make a change to the email heading. After all I’m not just The Avid Pen.