Friday, May 11, 2012


The sky was dark and gloomy, the air was damp and raw, the streets were wet and sloppy. The smoke hung sluggishly above the chimney-tops as if it lacked the courage to rise, and the rain came slowly and doggedly down, as if it had not even the spirit to pour.
- Charles Dickens
At the moment, despite a few hours of semi-summery weather here and there, more or less all we get is rain, wind and grey clouds. It seems as though Mother Nature is somewhat upset and wants to punish us for some obscure deed by serving us a rotten spring and making our mood sink to the lowest of lows. There's no respite from the animosity and hostility with which she has decided to strike us. She acts like a bitter woman who's been cheated on and who has decided to take revenge on that unfaithful lover of hers...

Repetitivety and boredom is what rocks my present existence, and it is getting extremely grueling to rarely see the sun shine or admire puffy white cumuluses. Uniformly gloomy skies above my head sap my vitality and kill my enthusiasm. Like a vampire, obscurity drains me of my life force and glamorizes/bewitches me to a point where I lose all motivation and become a walking zombie.

Lack of light in May is just so depressing and uninspiring, especially when you are desperately waiting for the warmer season to kick off with a blast, fill your heart with dreams and your head with bountiful thoughts. Unfortunately, this is far from happening right now. The heavens above are as desperately desertic as my mind and look as if they've been invaded by maleficially vile creatures hailing from the Netherworld. Nothing is here to water my arid imagination and make it fertile again. Instead, I am stuck in a limbonic neverland and sitting in oblivion's waiting room scrutinising the horizon in search of a spark of ingeniosity.
I meant to do my work today
But a brown bird sang in the apple tree,
And a butterfly flitted across the field,
And all the leaves were calling me.

And the wind went sighing over the land,
Tossing the grasses to and fro,
And a rainbow held out its shining hand--
So what could I do but laugh and go?

 - "I Meant to Do My Work Today" by Richard Le Gallienne
I have no other choice than to bear my misfortunes patiently and turn things to my advantage. Yes, why not relax purposely until "genius" comes out of its hiding place and makes its grand comeback? In any case, there is no law that forces you to be prolific all the time. Being decently loafy isn't a crime. As a matter of fact, everybody should learn to let go of things and to slow down as berserker moduses lead to a lot of misery and grim endings (health complications, stress, burnout and even sometimes death).

Busy bees forget to live and to enjoy themselves. They know no peace and are always productive no matter the costs, thus endangering their mental and physical well-being. Nobody can give endlessly without experiencing the negative side effects of his/her limitless zealousness.

 Far from idleness being the root of all evil, it is rather the only true good.
-  Soren Kierkegaard

I learned...that inspiration does not come like a bolt, nor is it kinetic, energetic striving, but it comes into us slowly and quietly and all the time, though we must regularly and every day give it a little chance to start flowing, prime it with a little solitude and idleness.
- Brenda Ueland

Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.
- John Lubbock

Efficacious action is good, but frantic and directionless enterprises as well as initiative for the sake of initiative are fruitless and destructive. It is a waste of energy. Better be constructively passive than to be gyrating in all directions without aim and be frenziedly industrious.

In our materialistic society which is oriented towards wealth and profit, indolence is looked upon unfavorably and the church with its centuries of moral oppression based on terror has well contributed to the way it is perceived. Religion, conformists and workaholics say it is a serious sin to be "unoccupied" as they consider this state of grace to be a waste of precious time and the work of the devil. In one word, those who aren't constently slaving are evildoers or/and losers. Well, I refuse to listen to them or feel guilty for my lascivious procrastinating as I believe that each of us needs to let his/her mind wander freely through the lush fields of inertia in order for our brain to breathe fresh air and our spirit to fly high so as to reach contemplative elevation and be one with the Universe.

What is this life, if full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare,
No time to stand beneath the boughs
And stare as long as sheep or cows.
No time to see, when woods we pass,
Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass.
No time to see, in broad daylight,
Streams full of stars, like skies at night.
No time to turn at Beauty's glance,
And watch her feet, how they can dance.
No time to wait till her mouth can
enrich that smile her eyes began.
A poor life this if, full of care
We have no time to stand and stare.
- "Leisure" by W.H. Davies
Life does not agree with philosophy: there is no happiness that is not idleness, and only what is useless is pleasurable.
- Anton Chekhov
It is so revitalising to break away from the mad routine by allowing ourselves to put our feet up every now and then, and so gratifying to simply exist and enjoy the present instant without constantly projecting ourselves in the intangible future. Leisurely laziness is pure bliss and a free luxury. This happiness is available immediately and "requires no work to earn, no mastery to attain, no wealth to purchase, no distance to travel" (quote by Rev. Samuel A. Trumbore), no goal to reach, no effort to furnish or final product to deliver. One is only required to delight in nothing in particular and take pleasure in what is happening now. An intoxicating sensation!

In fact, it is a form of meditation. The act of creating an inner void and resting our body and soul fuels our creativity as true inspiration comes during periods of idleness. So, if ever you are feeling drained and your idea bank is empty, don't panick. A vacation or timeout is definitely the answer to your problems...

So on that note, I want to inform you that this is exactly what I'm going to do next week. Six months without holidays has had its toll on me and I cannot continue speeding forward like a steam train that is out of control or else I'll go bananas. Hence, I am taking a short break (not from surfing the web, though - I am too addicted to visiting your lovely blogs LOL) and, after a brief blogging intermission, I will be back on the 23rd of May. 

In the meanwhile, I'll leave you with a recipe which illustrates this article perfectly. Those "Shortcut Cinnamon & Tahinomelo Smørhorns" are fast to prepare and require minumum effort to put together. Compared to the traditional Norwegian yeast-based butterhorns, this cinnamony treat is dedicated to faineant bakers who want to whip up something mighty scrumptious without having to spend hours in the kitchen or sacrificing taste for simplicity.

With its Mediterranean twist, this moist and tender scone/biscuit-like pastry is quite addictive and I can assure you that your smørhorns will disappear as rapidly as they arrived on the table. Enjoy!

Quick Butterhorns 5 1 bis
Shortcut Cinnamon & Tahinomelo Smørhorns
Recipe freely adpated from Epicurious.

Makes 8 butterhorns.

Ingredients For The "Quick Dough":
1 1/4 Cups (160g) All-purpose flour
1Tbs Castor sugar
2 Tsps Baking powder
1/3 Tsp Sea salt
2 Tbs (30g) Cold unsalted butter
1 Large egg  (63g)
3 Tbs Milk (plus more to brush the dough and smørhorns)
Ingredients For The "Filling":
2 Tbs Light brown sugar
1 1/2 Tsp Ground cinnamon
8 Tsps Tahinomelo (see recipe here)
Ingredients For The "Drizzle":
3 1/2 Tbs Powdered sugar
1 Tsp Water

Method For The "Quick Dough":
1. Preheat the oven to 180° C (350° F) and line a baking sheet with parchment or a silicone baking liner.
2. In a large bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
3. Add the butter and cut it into small pieces, then with your fingertips or a pastry blender, blend into flour mixture until mixture resembles coarse meal.
4. In a small bowl, whisk together the egg and 3 tablespoons of the milk and add to flour mixture, stirring until just combined (add more milk if needed - see remark).
5. Transfer dough to a lightly floured surface and gently knead, 3 or 4 times.

Quick Butterhorns 9 1 bis
Method For The "Filling, Assembling & Baking":
6. In another small bowl, stir together 2 tablespoons of castor sugar with the cinnamon.
7. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough into a 26-27cm (10-11 inch) circle.
8. Brush the dough with some milk, then sprinkle evenly with the cinnamon sugar.
9. Using a sharp knife or pizza cutter, slice the round into 8 wedges.
10. Place 1 tsp tahinomelo along the base of the triangles.
11. Starting at the wide, outer edge of one of the wedges, roll the dough towards the inside, pointed edge, forming a crescent shaped roll.
12. Transfer to the lined baking sheet and repeat with the remaining dough.
13. Brush the rolls with milk (or egg wash) and bake the butterhorns in the middle of the oven until pale golden and cooked through, about 18 minutes.
14. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, stir together the powdered sugar and water until smooth.
15. Drizzle over the warm butterhorns and let cool on a rack.

At point 4, add a little more milk if needed. I used 5 tablespoons.
The butterhorns are better eaten the same day.

Serving suggestions:
Serve for brunch or teatime with a cup of coffee or tea.

Quick Butterhorns 6 4 bis
Smørhorns Express A La Cannelle Et Au Tahinomelo
Recette largement adaptée d'Epicurious.

Pour 8 smørhorns.

Ingrédients Pour La "Pâte Rapide": 
160g de Farine
1 CS de Sucre cristallisé
2 CC de Poudre à lever
1/3 CC de Sel de mer fin 

30g de Beurre non-salé, froid
1 Gros oeuf (63g)
3 CS de Lait (et plus pour badigeonner la pâte et dorer les
Ingrédients Pour La "Garniture":
2 CS de Cassonade
1 1/2 CC de Cannelle en poudre
8 CC de Tahinomelo (voir la recette ici)
Ingrédients Pour Le "Glaçage":
3 1/2 CS de Sucre en poudre
1 CC d'Eau

Méthode Pour La "Pâte Rapide":
1. Préchauffer le four à 180 ° C et recouvrir une plaque à pâtisserie avec du papier sulfurisé ou un silpat.
2. Dans un grand bol, mélanger ensemble la farine, le sucre, la poudre à pâte et le sel.
3. Ajouter le beurre et le couper en petits morceaux, puis
travailler la farine et le beurre entre le bout des doigts afin d'obtenir un mélange sablé.
4. Dans un petit bol, fouetter ensemble l'œuf avec 3 CS de lait et ajouter au mélange farine/beurre. Incorporer rapidement le liquide (si c'est trop sec, ajouter un peu plus de lait - voir remarques) afin qu'une boule de pâte se forme.
5. Transférer la pâte sur une surface légèrement farinée et pétrir délicatement, 3 ou 4 fois.

Quick Butterhorns 3 1 bis
Méthode Pour Le "L'assemblage Et La Cuisson Des Smørhorns":
6. Dans un autre petit bol, mélanger ensemble 2 cuillères à soupe de sucre semoule avec la cannelle.
7. Sur une surface légèrement farinée, abaisser la pâte en un rond de 26-27cm de diamètre.
8. Badigeonner la pâte avec un peu de lait, puis saupoudrer avec le sucre à la cannelle.
9. A l'aide d'un couteau bien aiguisé ou d'une roulette à pizza, découper la pâte en 8 parts (triangles) égales.
10. Placez 1 CC de tahinomelo à la base de chaque triangle.
Prendre un triangle de pâte, étirer légèrement la base du triangle puis rouler sans trop serrer la pâte afin d'obtenir le croissant.
Faire de même avec les autres triangles de pâte et ranger les croissants sur la plaque à pâtisserie.
13. Badigeonner les rouleaux avec du lait (ou un oeuf battu) et les faire cuire au centre du four pendant environ 18 minutes ou jusqu'à ce qu'ils soient cuits et dorés.
14. Pendant ce temps, dans un petit bol, mélanger ensemble le sucre en poudre avec l'eau.
15. Napper chaque croissant avec le glaçage et laisser refroidir sur une grille.

Au point 4, ajouter un peu de lait si nécessaire. J'ai utilisé 5 cuillères à soupe.
Les sm
ørhorns sont mielleur consommés le jour même.

Idées de présentation:
Servir pour le brunch ou le goûter et accompagner d'une tasse de café ou de thé.

Quick Butterhorns 7 5 bis


  1. buttery pastry and sweet, cinnamon filling--i can't think of a tastier combination!

  2. Omg those look so good I am begging to have one! Please ship me a box LOL! By the way the scenery is gorgeous! What I would do to have that in Miami.

  3. Beautiful words, and so true!

    Wonderful pastry- I can almost smell the cinnamon!

  4. It is frustrating having a grey spring like this! Hope you are getting away to somewhere filled with sunshine! These sound and look delicious. Perfect studying snack :) bon voyage!

  5. Those look delicious! Gorgeous photos!

  6. These look so delicious, Rosa! Wonderful recipe.

  7. Wow what gorgeous shots! Beautiful landsacpe and that tree amazing! And that pastry...yummy! I adore everything with cinnamon, gonna try it!

  8. Wonderful recipe, Rosa...rather like rugelach, although that dough has cream cheese in it. Sure wish I had some of these in my kitchen right now. Perfect with cold milk!

  9. They look delicious addictive too. Enjoy your holiday!

  10. they look gorgeous! have a nice holiday :)

  11. Gloomy days are the worse!!
    These look irresistible!
    Enjoy your vacation and come back fresh and full of energy!

  12. Que de tentations divinement gourmande en cette fin de semaine
    Je te souhaite une agréable soirée

  13. hi dear Rosa the pictures are amazing and the recipe sounds delicious, thanks for your visit:)

  14. Last year, we had no spring. I was in mourning. I begin every day with "the world" and end each day "with the world" - even if it is to step outside on a frigid winter's night and acknowledge the moon. Now beginning my day with sweet, cinnamon pastry would just add to the wonder. Enjoy putting your feet up!

  15. Encore une gourmandise....un délice pour le petit déjeuner....c'est toujours réjouissant ! surtout que tes photos sont si belles!
    bon weekend Rosa et Bises

  16. beautiful pictures, and wow does that recipe sound yummy! can't wait to try!

  17. Ces belles gourmandises bien parfumées me plaisent beaucoup! j'adore la dernière photo!

  18. I really enjoyed this post! It has everything that I want, something great to read awesome photos and a very delicious recipe. Glad I stopped by and thanks for sharing your talent! Enjoy the weekend.

  19. they look a little like croissants! so cute

  20. Looks fantastic Rosa. Have a great vacation. I loved all the pictures especially the second one, its mind blowing!

  21. A beautiful post, Rosa! The pastries look divine and your photography captured them perfectly!

  22. The butter cones are beautiful Rosa. Hope the sun comes out soon. Have a nice vacation.

  23. These look irrestible Rosa! Have a wonderful vacation

  24. Oh Rosa, that gloom sounds awful. Would drive me batty ~ especially for natural light photography. Your pastries and images could brighten anyones day though. Hope you have a brighter weekend :) xo

  25. Awesome photos! I want to personally taste your cooking and making one day. :-D

  26. Those cinnamon thingies look incredible!! I've never heard of the term smorhorns before, you learn something new everyday! I have to say, your scenic photography is just gorgeous :) Happy Weekend!

  27. I like the sound of this shortcut. That means faster to make and bake -- and faster for me to eat them. ;)

  28. Magnolia picture is stunning! I love it! Imagine eating this delicious treat under that tree. Yum!

  29. Comment résister à de telles photos ! Recette au top !! Bisous et belle journée **

  30. grâce à ce billet j'ai pu découvrir ce qu'était le tahini, et le malheb, je me coucherai un peu plus savante ce soir.

  31. Wow Rosa! The cinnamon treats look absolutely irresistible. I can easily have 5 in a row. These yummy bites will cheer up any gloomy day!

  32. Apparently the sinister weather hasn't kept the dandelions from blooming! The photograph of the whitish grey sky and blooming field is gorgeous. Enjoy your time off…

  33. excellent shot.

  34. Same over here my friend, no trace of spring yet, I'm dumbfounded by the lack of sun this year and even the past couple of years, so unhealthy!
    These look like croissants, so nice! Thanks for sharing Rosa.
    Gros bisous and have a lovely day, hoping the Sun will show its face around where we live a bit more often!

  35. These cinnamon horns look fabulous!
    Have a great Sunday, Rosa!

  36. These beautiful pastries remind me of rugelah, with a Middle-Eastern twist. Love them! The photos are especially beautiful and convey the perfect mood for relaxing undisturbed. I personally attribute the work ethic to the Anglo-Saxon philosophy, because it certainly did not influence the Middle-Easterners who don't see anything wrong with spending hours idly sitting in the street with a hookah in one hand and a cup of coffee in the other, watching people, chatting here and there and just plain relaxing.

  37. Amazing photos, both the landscapes and the close ups :-). These little crescents look so flaky and buttery. I was sure that it's yeast dough when I first saw them. Your shortcut seems to work extremely well. I got to try this recipe!

    I would like to invite you to share this post (and other posts :-) ) on a new photo based recipe sharing site that launched only this Monday. The idea is simple: all recipe photographs are published within minutes of submission. And, of course, the images link back to the author's site.

    It's called RecipeNewZ (with Z) -

    I hope you get a chance to visit and to share some of your delicious posts with our viewers. It would be a pleasure to have you on board, if not now then maybe after May 23rd after you return to blogging :-)

  38. It is so true Rosa that the weather is not what it is supposed to be at all! I hope you enjoy your break (and I hope your kitty is feeling better too!) I haven't been on a real holiday since jan of last year. Reason being that we cannot go away for longer then 2-3 days without Gizmo getting into trouble. She refuses to eat when we leave; the old lady..:) So no holidays for a while at least not together with Tom... Except for weekends. We can still do that! O the things we do for our cats right?

  39. I liked all those beautiful quotes but this one struck me the most: "I learned...that inspiration does not come like a bolt, nor is it kinetic, energetic striving, but it comes into us slowly and quietly and all the time, though we must regularly and every day give it a little chance to start flowing, prime it with a little solitude and idleness.
    - Brenda Ueland" A nice reminder of the benefits of solitude and peacefulness.

  40. Lovely words, photography, and sentement. Have a wonderful and well deserved vacation!

  41. You always have the most beautiful photos. I just returned from Paris this week and had my last croissant. I may have to give these a try.

  42. Quante delizie e bellezze! grazie
    un bacio, a presto

  43. Sharing your thoughts and a terrible flu !!
    Tea with your smorhorns...I would appreciate it!

  44. I agree that taking a break and letting your mind wonder is a good and healthy thing! I'd love to sit back and day dream for a bit with a plate of these butterhorns. They look amazing!

  45. Très gourmand. Je ne connaissais pas. Belle découverte et très bon boulot de rédaction.

  46. This looks delicious!!!
    I'm in need of sunshine too, I can't believe the cold weather we are having!!!
    Take care!

  47. Hi Rosa,

    I'm sorry your spring has been so grey. I'll send you some of our sunshine and warmth. Have a great break! Taking time off really helps revive the soul, spirit and brightens creativity. We'll all be waiting for you:)

  48. I can't imagine starting my day with anything better than your buttery pastry filled with a sweet and cinnamon-y mixture. YUM!

  49. What a lovely cinnamon treat Rosa...and the pictures are absolutely breathtaking...awesome!
    Hope you have a wonderful week ahead :)

  50. Outstanding photos! And some really interesting writing. And the recipe - yes, please. Excellent post - thanks.

  51. foto splendide ... deliziosi dolcetti, tutta l'aria di primavera si respira e che sia la benvenuta finalmente!!!
    un bacio mia carissima e sempre brava Rosa!!!

  52. Have a great break Rosa! we all need them from time to time! :)

  53. Rosa - I agree we all need some downtime, but I would hardly call you a sloth with a post so full of inspiring words and photos (and a recipe) such as this.

  54. Gorgeous Recipe...
    Delicious Butter cones...
    And absolutely stunning pics...
    I am in heaven!!

  55. Beautiful scenery and another wonderful buttercones. I could picture myself there... taking in the view and munching ... Bliss :D

  56. I believe I have never had anything Norwegian in my life, but these smorhorns look fantastic!
    Have a wonderful time on holidays.

  57. This certainly would please Hubby in spades...perfect weekend special ;o)

    That capture of the magnolia tree is stupendous. I've been fortunate to be staring at one lately from my balcony. Sadly, we had terrible winds lately...and the lovely pink petals waved good-bye.

    Have a wonderful week Rosa.

    Ciao for now,

  58. Enjoy your break Rosa! And thanks for sharing this wonderful sweet treat with us. You've inspired me to make something similar.

  59. Delicious - perfect for a breakfast treat!

  60. Rosa, ohhhh the glaze and cinnamon make these butterhorns irresistible! Love the cherry blossom and pink flower pictures as well as the field of dandelion. Looks like a good place to nap (if we're allowed)! :-)

  61. Really beautiful nature pictures on your blog!

  62. Hi Rosa,
    The smorhorns look fantastic! Your photographs are breathtakingly beautiful!

  63. Oh...Your pictures are so stunning, Rosa! simply irresistible and these cute sweet pastries look deliciously addictive :)Enjoy your time away and come back fully refresh! Weather not so good here either :(

    HUGS <3

  64. Mais non tu n'es pas paresseuse - bonne meditation alors :) je te souhaite beaucoup de soleil.

    Ils sont magnifiques tes croissants, ils doivent avoir un parfum delicieux. Tres tentants, comme d'habitude.

  65. Your recipes and photos are just as mouthwatering as always, Rosa. And I LOVE shortcut recipes like these. LIfe saver. Lovely!

  66. The weather will take a turn for the better eventually. xo

    There butterhorns look scrumptious! Cinnamon pastries are so comforting. :)

  67. lovely words Rosa. Have a wonderful breaksm everyone needs time to unwind and relax! Take care,

  68. Hum une délicieuse découverte pour moi!

  69. There is no sign of rain out here .. ho and dry! Even though I am loving every bot of it .. I somehow need some rain now. It's just so dry!
    Love all the quotes you used and that smorhorns sounds absolutely yum.

  70. Rosa, great adaptation and use of your tahinomelo with these croissant-like treats.

  71. Beautiful clicks! We make similar horns in Finland, sweet or savoury!

  72. Rosa excellent colorful pictures as always!

    Filling with cinnamon mm…ready to jump into those yummy shots :)

    All the best,


  73. Délicieuse et originale idée, ces petits croissants et rapides en plus. Par curiosité je vais tester ta recette de Tahinomelo ...



  74. Sending sunshine your way from Florida-This will definitely make you happy. A few days of sunshine after drab gray weather, will put a pep in your step.


  75. Hope you're having a good holiday and a rest. I'm going to Sweden for Midsummer's Day in June and I haven't been out of the UK for nearly 2 years! I seem to have learnt the art of procrastination a lot more recently, I have it down to a fine art and it's so easy to do when there's so many great food blogs to read!
    These look very interesting - like a cinnamon bun crossed with a croissant.

  76. Reading your blog starts my day really well. Stunning as always!

  77. Hi Rosa! I've never made butterhorns, they look to die for and they would be just perfect for breakfast! :)

  78. ils me pmlaisent bien tes petits croissants !!pierre

  79. oh rosa our weather for the last 2 and a half weeks have been nothing but rain.
    my mind was about to go i swear.
    this week, we have sun. i need to sit in it for hours to recharge.
    i've bookmarked these little goodies too. love shortcut anything lol

  80. ça sent la cannelle par ici, on absorbe de belles paroles et on en prend plein les yeux !

  81. Aren't crescent rolls the cutest. Drizzled with that frosting is the fun part. Have a wonderful break from the hectic pace of life. Everyone deserves this!

  82. These look amazing! I hope you enjoy your well-deserved rest!

  83. I love your photos! You are totally gifted...The treats come alive right in front of my laptop screen. Thanks for sharing!

  84. I admit, I've never heard the word Smorhorns, but they look like butterhorns, and I do love butterhorns! Beautiful post with so many lovely, deep quotes and photos.

  85. toute cette pluie nous fait de bien jolies le froid nous ouvre l'appétit pour ces petites choses épicées

  86. We finally saw the sun for a while today and the temperature rose up 2 degrees, so it wasn't that bad. I have never hear of smorhorns before but I am sure they are really good especially with tahinomelo.

  87. The tahinomelo and cinnamon filling sounds super delicious!

  88. Rosa, le tue foto mi danno una grande carica emozionale, é splendida l'atmosfera che riesci a far filtrare da queste pagine...I like this!!!!
    e sono perfettamente daccordo con te, qualche volta bisogna staccare per "rigenerarsi"

    mi dispiace non riuscire a scriverti tutto in inglese ma.....

    I like your breakfast!!!

    un'abbraccio affettuoso!

  89. FABULOUS! STUNNING and TOTALLY inspirational! Karen xxxxx

  90. Rosa - That field of flowers is dreamy! And the Smorhorns look so tasty:)

  91. Lucen irresistible para un perfecto desayuno son una tentación,maravillosas fotos como siempre ,feliz primavera,abrazos hugs,hugs.

  92. Don't worry summer is coming soon. Your photos look beautiful and your dessert is exquisite.

  93. Rosa, your post are always such a treat to read!!!

  94. Your photography is gorgeous! I just love these smorhorns, they look divine.

  95. the capitalistic thinking is the death of our creative mind. I have always disliked the way they pressure you, to force yourself, to do what makes no sense at all. Wrong values are taken in this world, when we could do soo much, which would result in a better, happier society.

    enjoy your break!

  96. Juste un petit bonjour, espérant que tu vas bien Rosa. J'aime la musique sur ton blog. Gros bisous.

  97. These look AH-MAZING! And that cinnamon all snuggled in between the layers is completely inviting.

  98. Les photos sont magiques et cette recette pour le goûter ou le petit dèj l'est tout autant.

  99. I can never decide whether I like your recipes or photography best. I get SO hungry and I feel like traveling every time I visit. I love it!

  100. Lovely photos and nice pastry for breakfast!

  101. Here in San Diego we have May Gray and June Gloom - coastal clouds that make you forget it's summer outside. This May, though, has been rather beautiful, so I will take it! Gorgeous pastries. If I made these, I'd hide in the closet, not share them and eat every one myself!

  102. Délicieux ces petits croissants avec la cannelle!!

  103. le kiffe total pour moi qui suis une inconditionnelle de la cannelle !!! des cinnamons buns revisités en croissants j'adore !!!

    bises et bonne journée pleine de gourmandise


  104. I love the look of those little horns... And that's one of my favourite poems. Idleness is definitely necessary to recharge the brain - I call it my blue-sky thinking time lest the concept of my idleness should offend ;)

  105. they look so flaky and wonderful!

  106. what a yummy sounding recipe, guaranteed to turn my thoughts brighter and my steps lighter. Here is hoping your weather follows suit.

  107. photo of the blooming tree is soooo beautiful!


  108. Delicious recipe, fantastic writing and stunning pictures!
    Cheers and hope you have a lovely weekend,

  109. Bonjour Rosa c'est toujours un réel plaisir de venir découvrir tes magnifiques clichés, je partage tout à fait ton point de vue en ce qui concerne la société dans laquelle nous vivons. Oui il y a tant de choses à apprécier et à vivre mais certains n'en ont pas conscience ou ne partagent pas les mêmes valeurs :(. Merci pour cette recette qui me tente beaucoup, peut-être que je m'y risquerais un jour à l'essayer. Merci pour le partage et bonne fin de semaine pour toi :)