le diamant rouge
A dome of vanilla cream with a core of raspberry jam, covered in a red fruits coulis, sitting on a round of almond cake. I liked this quite a bit, mainly because it didn't taste as heavy as the Madison.
canal du midi
It was in the high 70's today and sunny, so I headed down to the canal to walk along the water. There are several bridges that cross the canal, kind of like a miniature version of the bridges across the Seine in Paris. I've found I have trouble taking pictures of landscapes or monuments---I always feel like I'm taking pictures of pictures I've already seen. I guess it's easy to get stuck in stock photo mode sometimes. Anyhoo, I'll post more photos of my walk on
...and in other news
It has been a rough week, mainly because David continues to be a little punk, or as Anthony would say, a douchebag. I kind of caught a break today, though, by way of an accident. Lyvia, who works in the shop, had microwaved some water for me so I could make tea, and Alexi bumped into me as I was taking it out (he is extremely clumsy---I always move to the other end of the table when he starts cutting things with a knife). The hot water spilled on my hand and I dropped the cup and broke it. I wasn't hurt but David and Alexi both felt really bad about the situation, so neither one gave me a hard time today. I even got to help Kiko upstairs in the chocolate room. She showed me how to operate the enrobing machine and we covered little squares of coffee ganache in dark chocolate.