Earlier this week, I was in my kitchen preparing a meal and I had a little spark of a memory. My grandmother (Dad's mom) and I were super close. She passed away a few years ago and we miss her a lot. I was able to reconnect with my aunts and uncles at this time which has been a great gift.
My uncle's wife ( my aunt Cardi) is an amazing cook. We spend hours in her kitchen cooking and baking and she tells me stories about my grandmother. These are my favorite times, I wish I visited them in NJ more often. This is what sparked my memory as I was cooking. On Sundays, my whole family used to read the newspaper. They would spend hours with a cup of coffee reading the NYT. My grandmother used to clip articles and mail them to me and then my aunt and uncle would do the same. Now they send me emails with links to articles from time to time.
As I was cooking in the kitchen, I smiled knowing that I was continuing this tradition of sharing my favorite articles with all of you with this Sunday roundup. Do you have any favorite family traditions that you have continued?
In case you wanted to know what I was making in the kitchen, vanilla sablés from Dorrie Greenspan. I usually make the World Peace Cookies which is the chocolate version but I wanted to try this recipe. She has a new cookbook coming out later this year which I am hoping to buy for my Aunt and have Dorrie sign when she comes to Chicago in November.
What Living in France has Taught me About Burnout (So important to read) via Prêt à Voyager
The official Trailer for Collette is out with Keira Knightley I didn't know the story before but I am intrigued and the trailer gave me goosebumps.
The Last Light in Paris
The Dos/Don'ts of Paris via Francofly
Chicago friends: There is a Gaugin film at The Siskel Film Center in Chicago titled "Gaugin: Voyage to Tahiti" It is one week only. Make sure to check showing dates and times here.