Saturday, March 19, 2011

Fresh Bread and French Jam




Hello and Happy Weekend!  Just a quick post to share with you a few new French gourmet products that I am carrying in the SHOP...



My family and I have been a little obsessed with these jams lately :)  I love adding it to the whole wheat dessert bread I have been making for a special treat.



In an effort to be a little healthier, but still satisfy my sweet tooth, I have been making Whole Wheat Banana Bread...I follow this recipe *HERE*

and I change it up sometimes and substitute the bananas for applesauce {pictured below}...for that I up the cinnamon in the recipe to 1 tsp.  I also like to use my Vanilla Sugar in place of the brown sugar in this version.



Both recipes are very good and I often eat them plain with nothing on top, but my girls like a little extra something to flavor and sweeten theirs up a bit...

My 3 year old loves for me to warm a little of the L'Abeille Occitane honey and drizzle it on top...



and my 9 year old favors {okay, loves} the Pear with Vanilla Jam on her slice...





I am also carrying Olive Oils, Fleur de Sel, and the most delicious Butter cookies...all from France, in the Specialty section of the shop!

And, yes, it is a little dangerous carrying food items that you LOVE!! :))



Tracey


p.s.  French bottle carrier from Dreamy Whites Online!

p.p.s.  the new issue of Jeanne d' Arc Living is up for pre-order in the shop and will be out by April 8th

here's a peek...


{photo, and below, courtesy of Jeanne d' Arc Living}



61 comments:

Robyn said...

YUM! It all looks so delicious and pretty!

Jem said...

Pear and Vanilla Jam on Wholewheat Banana Bread sounds just the thing for a lazy weekend treat :-)

Cannot wait to see the new Jeanne d'Arc Living!

Jem xXx

sissie said...

Ooh, the banana bread looks wonderful! I'm going to check out your shop for all these wonderful yummy products.

hugs
Sissie

Beach House Living said...

Very enticing photos one should not view before breakfast!

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Now I am hungry..but I am going to go order my mag.right now!! I can not tell you how much I love that letter,I did a whole new mantle vignette around it!Have a great weekend! x0x0 P.S what did you think of this last issue...I didn't "love" it !

Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

Ohhhhh Tracey~
Your pictures are so beautiful, they kind of
bring tears to my eyes :)
I am kind of a sappy girl
like that though :)
I ADORE Jeanne D'Arc Living!!

xoxo
Lori

Barbara said...

A great big YUM! I'm going over to the shop to look, but must resist as I'm watching my diet pretty strictly right now. :)

Debbie Dusenberry said...

Jeanne d'Arc gets it right every time!!! I have every issue!!

Nely said...

It all looks so wonderful!

Delightblog.blog said...

Beautiful photographs as always!
The recipe sounds so good!
Linda

Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack said...

I could sit there all day and eat bread and jam! Sounds like a recipe I'll be trying. I like to bake with whole wheat flour, too.

Beautiful... beautiful!

Bente said...

Mmm. That bread looks fantastic. I like to try makeing that. Have a nice weekend.

Blondie's Journal said...

Homemade bread and jam...delicious! Great with a cup of tea and the morning paper!

XO,
Janie

BECKY said...

You have such wonderful design style, Tracey. My jaw just drops at your vignettes! And of course the magazine ones, too!

I love your attention to detail without things being overstated! Just so beautiful! I am going to check out some of those yummy products!!

Have a joyful day!
Becky

Karena said...

Tracey I wish my table was set just like that, with all of your fabulous gourmet treats!

Yum!

Come and enter my luscious Bath & Body Giveaway!!

Xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

The Polished Pebble said...

Yum! I will try your Banana Bread recipe too!

xx kelley

My Life And Loves said...

Oh yum! that jam & bread looks sooo good! must check out that recipe! I'm hungry now!:)

Ashley said...

So, so delicious looking!!! Xoxoxo 1942charm.blogspot.com

Florence said...

Everything looks so yummy and pretty. Thank you for sharing. Florence

manon 21 said...

C'est toujours un plaisir de voir que tu aimes la France.

Belle soirée

Manon

The White Farmhouse said...

There is nothing like homemade jams and these look wonderful! The pear jam sounds heavenly. Thank you for the banana bread recipe. I am going to have to try this if I can ever keep bananas in the house long enough!

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Looks delicious, Tracey. I will check out your shop. Have you tried the French honey drops that are filled w/honey? I have a few bottles in my larder and won't even open the bottle that I've opened a while back since it's hard to stop eating them once I've started.

Have a great weekend, hope all's well with you, lovely one.
xo~Tracie

Leah C said...

Oh it all looks soooo yummy!

Country Dreaming said...

If I wasn't hungry before, NOW I really am!!!
The bread looks delish and the
pear and vanilla sounds yummy.

Have a great weekend!

Melinda

traci said...

that looks absolutely delicious. the way you have it all displayed though makes it to pretty to eat. i would be telling my family not to eat it, just look at it. hehehe. i am going to have to get some of that. mmmmm.

Lili said...

It's just so pretty to look at too, maybe that's a French secret to really savor everything about a petite meal. You always make everything extra special to look at Tracey! xo ~Lili

Heidi said...

Tracey ~ so glad to see you today! Thanks so much for your sweet gift ~ been enjoying looking through it this afternoon. Can't wait to see everyone again at Na-Da in May!
:)Heidi

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

Your daughters have good taste in toppings! Lovely new products. XO

Anne Lorys - Fiona and Twig said...

Looks yummy!
And SO beautifully photographed, Tracey!

Hope you're having a wonderful weekend!

Hugs,
Anne

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Hi Tracey~
It was nice meeting you today and i want to thank you again for the lovely gift! I am anxious to find the perfect spot for it.
Your home in Fifi's book looks so pretty!
Alison

Emily Joyce said...

Looks delicious!

I love that mug with the letter "T" on it! Where did you get it?!

paperbird said...

tracey thank you for sharing the banana bread recipe- it looks delicious and i am loving jeanne d'arc :-)

found and sewn said...

everything looks so delicious, love the labels on the jam jars

Isabel said...

I think I'm going to have breakfast again after this post.
The vainille and pear confiture seems to be gorgeous!
Have a nice sunday!

Isabel

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

Everything looks so yummy and so pretty!
Enjoy your Sunday!
XO
Kristin

Allison said...

Your photos are beautiful and delicious looking! I have some ripe bananas sitting in my kitchen and will be making your recipe later today. I like your son's idea of heating the honey a bit and drizzling it on. Have a lovely Sunday.

siren said...

Your`re pictures are wonderful, as usual. I love everything on the table, its so pretty decorated!
I wish you the best!

Siren :)

Burlap Luxe said...

everything!! is just perfect over here...Just perfect!!

xoxo
Dore

Ps. The table, and the set up is beckoning me in for a closer smell of fresh and French treats.

Evermore Organics said...

This post has successfully gotten me out of the mood for my chicken dinner and just dying for tomorrow's toast-and-jam-with-tea breakfast. Beautiful and delicious and oohh is that an Anthro mug I see? :)

Looking Glass said...

How delicious! I think I'll have to try the bread recipes! Yum!

~ Clare x

The Little Red Shop said...

Ahhhh....but I'm trying to be good and that all looks and sounds just heavenly, Tracey! Thank you for the recipes.

Happy Spring!!

: )

Julie M.

Beatnheart said...

everything here is so pretty ....how do you do it all is what I am wondering. I haven’t a clue...but you live beautifully and seem happy and content as well. Cheers!

red ticking said...

yummmmmmmmmm. one of my favorite things in the world... jam.... xx pam

Vlaďka said...

Hello Tracey,
I love you blog! It´s my BIG inspiration. I visited your blog on Saturday...and I was enchanted...
and than it happend.
It was at small chocolade cafe (at Prague-capital city) on Sunday. They sell these jams. It´s a miracle at the Czech Republic bought this jam!!! If you want look at my jam photos:))
Thank you!!!!
Bye Vlaďka

Anne Lorys - Fiona and Twig said...

Oh my, like I didn't have enough reasons to love your glorious shop already. ;-)

Just beautiful, and So yummy looking, Tracey!

Hugs,
Anne

mandiegirl said...

As always, I love your photos. Just gorgeous!

Claudia said...

Hello,

It all looks so lovely! Your photos are beautiful.
Thank you for sharing.
Claudia

Emily said...

I am going to try the banana bread, it looks just delicious. Beautiful photographs from the magazine. Your blog is just lovely.......

~Emily
The French Hutch

OneCraftyFox said...

Such a delicious and cozy post!!

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Valerie@chateaualamode.typepad.com said...

Not only does it all look like it tastes amazing, but all your pictures are absolutely beautiful.

Anita said...

It looks heavenly and i think it smells even so.
I love your blog and the foto's are yummy too!
Greetings from Anita
www.vindutch.nl

outlook hosting said...

Yum it looks to me!!

The Paper Mulberry said...

My word what a pretty blog! I'm so glad to have found you!!!! I shall make a coffee and enjoy the rest of your fabulous posts!

Tarnished and Tattered said...

Hey Tracey!
Okay, your post is making me hungry but I came over here to tell you I just got my Romantic Prairie Style yesterday. Your home looks amazing, of course. I'm so thrilled & proud for you. Great job!
Lisa

RSA Certificate said...

Ah so delicious! I'm loving the stark whiteness

Lesley said...

Beautiful, beautiful website with gorgeous photos! I love to have unusual jam flavours - these look as though they'd tast lovely.

Yvonne - Frl.Klein said...

Dear Tracey,
how great, jam from France!!!!
Your photos are so beautiful!
I just sent you an e-mail.
Big Hugs,
Yvonne

mitliebe photographien said...

Wonderful Blog!!!!

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Hi Tracy~
Just awarded you with a Stylish Blogger Award. You have probably received a million of them, but just in case, I am sending another one your way.
:)
xx
Alison

christina @greige and my sparrow said...

Looks fantastic!