Citrons, Gaufres et Français

Citrons & gaufres

Citrons & gaufres

Sketching lemons

Sketching lemons

Adeleine makes gaufres

Adeleine makes gaufres

Today our sketch was the gorgeous bowl of fresh lemons. Lemon or citron seems very much a part of French cuisine. Give me a slice of Tarte Citron and I’m in heaven. Adeline says most of the lemons come from Menton on the Cote d’Azur. Menton – really – and so is Katherine Mansfield’s house ( famous NZ writer) where she spent time writing her wonderful short stories. Who’d have thought!

Meantime the sketches were happening and Adeline was whipping up her fab waffles ( gaufres) . The Studio was filled with the aroma and we sketched on until we were each offered one with sugar or Nutella. Very nice with our Mariage tea.

Sketch & French - the sketches

Sketch & French – the sketches

Our subject was about ways to meet and greet people, introducing yourself and answering questions you may be asked in everyday situations. Many conversations come about as we discuss these things.

Today we also ordered the different coffees served in most French cafes, bistros etc. Cappuccino isn’t one they understand, unless you are at Starbucks. And don’t even think of ordering latte or flat whites. Well if you want a total blank look – go ahead.

Once again a very enjoyable couple of hours, sketching and nibbling, conversing and thinking. Very very good brain exercises indeed.

More next week.

Gaufres avec le nutella

Gaufres avec le nutella

Gaufres avec du sucre

Gaufres avec du sucre

©ErinHill2013

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