Saturday, July 07, 2007

Fauchon Fruit

Will and I went out for a walk on the 4th of July. We visited a number of covered shopping arcades and had a good walk. This store definitely caught my eye: Elvis My Happiness.

Here's Will looking at the memorabilia and CDs.

Will bought us macaroons to munch on from Fauchon's, a very upscale bakery and food purveyor. I had to take some photos of the fruit in their window. Pitaya Rouge from Thailand. Pitaya? I've never seen this fruit before.

Carambola, aka star fruit, for 23.75 euros ($35) a kilo. I've had slices of this fruit and never enjoyed it but it does have an interesting shape.

Cherries, red currants, and kiwis.

To see what upscale fruit looks like in Japan, go take a look at Tanya's recent post.

I didn't tell ya'all that I was brave and got my haircut on Thursday. There was bit of confusion because at first I thought my appointment was on the 16th, but no, it was 16H00 (4pm). A customer sitting next to me spoke excellent English and was able to interpret that yes, I wanted my hair really short all over. It's not the best haircut I've ever had, but it is far from the worst. Woohoo.

Right now I'm listening to the Tour de France streamed over the internet by Eurosport. Of course there is no english language option on tv. And interestingly enough when I try to bring up the official Tour de France website I'm being told that the site is forbidden on this server. grrr. My early pick for the race: Carlos Sastre and the CSC Team.

Pretty soon I'll stop playing around with websites and start quilting while I listen. I'm almost finished quilting the word America on my little patriotic quilt.


Lois (AKA Onnie) said...

I believe the fruit is called Dragonfruit in Thailand. It's good!

Lois in TN

Joyce said...

I tasted that red and white fruit, called Dragonfruit there too, and it was absolutely delicious. Pretty too.

Candy Schultz said...

Did you try the pitaya? I have heard of this fruit but have not yet found it in our markets here. It is so beautiful, probably tastes not so good as you rightly describe the carambola.

Tanya said...

I don't know either of the fruits you've shown but I wonder how they taste? Probably should stick with the country where produce is grown for the best taste. But aren't markets fascinating? That is a day tour in itself!

sewprimitive karen said...

I wonder what leaves they're using for all of that presentation of the fruits. Show us your haircut!

YankeeQuilter said...

I don't know which is more frightening finding a new hairdresser or a new dentist? Glad it worked out! The patriotic posts are great!

Unknown said...

You're much braver than I was in France - I didn't get my hair cut the whole 6 months we were there incase the 'un peu' (a little) I would ask to be cut off was misinterpreted to mean only leave un peu - what a chicken! I came back with long auburn curls looking like something from a pre-raphaelite painting only less beautiful!!!

Quilts And Pieces said...

Mmmm - those cherries look wonderful! And Elvis does LIVE!

ForestJane said...

Even if I don't comment much, I'm still reading you regularly... I enjoy all the pix of Pokey with the beautiful blue eyes and Lily with the green... :)

Also enjoying seeing different places thru your eyes, PLUS some innovative quilts and beading... you take excellent pix and the stuff is always interesting. Thanks!

McIrish Annie said...

thanks for sharing paris with us! I am living vicariously through your photos. Although it is near the top of my list, it is near the bottom of DH's list so don't know when I will get there!!

after taking 6 years of french in school, I would love to see the country.