French Class

October 31, 2010

“Une crêpe avec beurre, sucre, cannelle s’il vous plaît?” This was my number one phrase, grammatically correct or not, used almost daily on my most recent French fling. Actually, I shouldn’t say fling. It trivialises my love. France and I are wholly engaged in a full-blown love affair.

Our love is one that lingers long after we physically part. It lives on, day after day, in a spiritual sense, ignited by movies, photographs, memories and food. Oh, the food…

Ben and I will likely visit Paris at some point on our Honeymoon. So I find it prudent to keep practicing my favourite French phrase. And eat as many crepes as I can. Just for practice, you know? “Une crêpe avec beurre, sucre, cannelle s’il vous plaît?” Oui…

Heidi xo
  • Chanel11 October 31, 2010 at 12:21 pm

    Ah crepes, the hubby may have slightly overindulged on those in France 🙂

  • Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella October 31, 2010 at 3:39 pm

    How exciting! And yes keep practicing the crucial menu French! I loved Paris and if I had one tip, it's walk everywhere to counteract the pastry effect 😛

  • Leah October 31, 2010 at 3:49 pm

    Mmm crepe's! I haven't been to France, but hubby and I plan to in the near future.

    I know it's not the same as the light and buttery french style crepes but, I have been to Greece and remember eating way too many nutella crepe's..nom nom nom.

  • Petite Carousel October 31, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    I miss Paris, oh and her crepes! =)

    You're going to have such a great time!

  • msihua October 31, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    Oooh… I could always do with lovely light crepes!

  • Heidi October 31, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    Chanel – yes, it is hard not too 🙂 Nutella crepes are like a drug, I swear, something about them gets me high!

    Lorraine – that is seriously the best tip, I completely agree. All that sugar and butter gives you lots of energy to walk everywhere too!

    Leah – Oh I can imagine, nom indeed. You'll love France.

    Petite Carousel – thank you! I can't wait 🙂

    msihua – me too 🙂

    Heidi xo

  • Indie.Tea October 31, 2010 at 5:59 pm

    I've never been to Paris either. I can't wait to try a real cannelle, personally. But your crepes look really delicious…

  • Anne @ Food Loving Polar Bear October 31, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    I'm on love with France too, even though I don't speak a word and probably never will 😀 they have the amazing food and Paris is one of a kind. Also, I loved French Riviera and fell head over heels in love with Nice and St Tropez <3

    Delicious looking crepes!!

  • The InTolerant Chef October 31, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    Une crepe? Une is never enough!

  • grace October 31, 2010 at 11:00 pm

    i'm so far from mastering the art of crepe-making that it's not even funny. also, a good french accent is hard to recreate–you've got to get just the right amount of nasality in there. 🙂

  • Hannah November 1, 2010 at 12:01 am

    I know exactly how you feel about Paris. Despite spending my first few days there going back and forth from the hospital, I feel unreservedly in love. That kind of fills-your-heart-wiht-gladness emotion.

    And yet I never had a butter, sugar, and cinnamon (have I translated right?) crepe while there… too busy with Monoprix cookies, macarons, cheese, and chocolate, I think! 😉

  • ♥Sugar♥Plum♥Fairy♥ November 1, 2010 at 1:15 am

    Excellnt crepes on ur wonderful blog!

  • Michelle Chin November 1, 2010 at 7:35 am

    My mom has been to Paris but not me. 🙁 I envy her a lot because she has the leisure to travel.

    I wish to visit France and walk along the paths of Rue _____. 😀

  • Kath November 1, 2010 at 7:55 am

    Paris is great! Where else do you want to go for your honeymoon?

  • Mary November 1, 2010 at 9:55 am

    I'm going to be thinking about crepes until I make them now….there are worse things I guess, he he. Visiting Paris on your honeymoon sounds amazing. I hope to get over there myself in a couple of years, when my little sweetpeas are a little older and the thought of taking them on an airplane doesn't give me a panic attack!

  • Angela (the diet book junkie) November 1, 2010 at 11:47 am

    oh wow, jealous of your trip to Paris!

    i speak (very little) French. it's our second language in Canada, so i had to study it up till grade 8. i can only pick out words now, crepe is a good one to know though, definitely. 🙂

  • Adrian @ Food Rehab November 1, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    crepe making- how exicting. I'd likely douse mine with a pound of butter. Yours do look delish! Any leftovers?

  • Heidi November 1, 2010 at 4:52 pm

    Indie-Tea – thank you 🙂 They were delicious.

    Anne – I've never been to Nice or St Tropez, but I've heard they're beautiful, especially St Tropez!

    InTolerant Chef – you're right, une is never enough. I had une x 3 🙂 trois?

    Grace – hehe, so true. I'm in love with the French language. I so wish to be able to speak it. One day…

    Hannah – Paris does just fill your heart with gladness 🙂 and yes, spot on – butter, sugar, cinnamon – amazing combination!

    Sugar Plum Fairy – thank you so much 🙂

    Michelle – you will love it. I hope you get to go sometime soon!

    Kath – we're not 100% sure but revisiting Sicily and Morocco are at the top of our wish list. Perhaps seeing Turkey too!

    Mary – that sounds like a great plan! And yes, crepes on the mind is not that bad at all 🙂

    Angela – I so wish I studied French at school. We only had the options of German or Japanese and I chose German. I can still say some things, but very little. I hope to learn French soon. One day 🙂

    Adrian – no leftovers! sorry 🙂 hehe.

    Heidi xo

  • Eat-Tori November 1, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    We went to Paris for our honeymoon- was blissful. And so fabulous to eat and eat without having to think about fitting into a frock 🙂

  • Ashley November 1, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    Oooh, I remember getting crepes street side and giggling with my mum on the way back to our hotel as we got slightly intoxicated off the cointreau crepe….

  • hbobier November 2, 2010 at 6:21 am

    Yum! I've had crepes maybe once in my life, and these look amazing!

  • Anna Johnston November 2, 2010 at 2:12 pm

    OK, right…., got it (as I do share your love affair of Paris & crepes)
    Une crêpe avec beurre, sucre, cannelle s'il vous plaît? I get this bit right & I can see my love affair will definatly go to the next step, just dating has never been enough for me……, I'm greedy like that.

  • Heidi November 3, 2010 at 9:35 am

    Eat-Tori – Your honeymoon must have been tres romantic! Paris is the best.

    Ashley – haha, love it. Sounds fun 🙂

    Heidi – you should definitely have them again!

    Anna – perfect! and not greedy, just passionate 😉


  • mimi November 5, 2010 at 6:27 am

    oh, j'adore crepes! i may have consumed them way WAY too much this year.. i was lucky enough to live in paris for 6 months while on uni exchange this year and anything paris related just makes me "homesick" for france.

    "je voudrais une crepe avec beurre, sucre, et cannelle s'il vous plait?" and you're good to go 🙂

  • Heidi November 5, 2010 at 9:44 am

    Oh mimi I'm so jealous, that must have been amazing!! Thanks for the French lesson! I so wish to speak it one day. In the mean time I will diligently practice this phrase 🙂