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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Pur Frivolité

"La Gastronomie de Paris"
Affectionately authored by Rattus Scribus
Performed with peerless pulse-pounding passionate pageantry by Tea Rat

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Shall I compare thee to Marron glacé?
Thou art more gooey and affectionate.


Rough winds do shake the cafe's cheese-fill'd tray,
But naught can shake my love for thee to date.


Thou didst gift me my first crêpe brimmed with nutella,
And with enraptured tongue sang acappella.


Off cobbled streets I met Turkish delight,
Which in America one must chew for a fortnight.


Accras de Poisson, mayhap doth take the crown,
Cod fish fritters? I know how that mayest sound.


But if on barren island I was forever doom'd to be,
A heaven this: Anita, cod fish fritters, and me.

La gastronomie. Like nowhere else, la gastronomie
de Paris.

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"Tea Rat in Paris," By Anita Rivera
Marrons Glacés, by Artisian Chocolatier
Fromages, found on Tumbler
Nutella Crepe, by oli-and-mel.blogspot.com
Turkish Delight, by All of Our Fingers blog
Ruben -- Accras de Poisson in hand -- in nirvana, by Anita Rivera

35 comments:

Victoria Sayer said...

What the...?
The crêpe and turkish delight sound wonderful.
As does your love for Anita.

Vicki

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

I will forever remember the sights, the sounds, the TASTES of PARIS but being there with YOU my love, made this unforgettable trip the chance of a lifetime. I thank GOD for you, our dreams and our AUDACE to make them come true. AUDACE, AUDACE, TOUJOURS, AUDACE! And for Tea Rat, he is splendid. LOVE YOU AND HAVE FUN!!!!!! MOI

George the Lad said...

Oh for the love of cheese, I will have no more, had to go to the vets and they weighed me!!! got to lose some, noticed they didn't weight her when I was there, mom says its the cheese I get as treats lol.
Sorry I went off track there!!
Crepe's I call them pancakes!! don't think I will be getting any of them either :(
Turkish delight yuk but cod fish fritters now your talking, we have fish fingers with chips and peas yum yum, its making me hungry, got to go, breakfast is calling ;)
Have a good week
See Yea George xxx

Barbara said...

Grin and drool!

Sonja said...

'with enraptured tongue sang acapella'...Perfect! From the looks of those delicacies, I could almost sing acapella right here in my office! :)

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

My dear TEA RAT. How magnificent you look! Crepe's, ahh yes.. My favorite, with berries of course.
Such a grand post! Thank you for coming to visit me and you kind comments. I will have to include you in my new fashion line..
Mum say's thank you..
Your faithful friend
Bebe

"Create Beauty" said...

Absolutely Delightful! Your darling Anita inspires poetry doesn't she?!? : )

And Oh that Tea Rat...

You both NEED to visit Paris again, I hear that magical city calling your names.....

~ Violet

It's me said...

It is great to be with you in Paris darling....hope we meet again.....nice party from Anita...enjoying...love love ......bisous Ria...xxx...

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dear friend in the land of the snow.
Thank you so much for your most kind words.. Bebe says thank you!
Blessings from your friend in the sun. teeheee. You are such a hoot!

Fete et Fleur said...

Ruben, you make me laugh!! Of course you would eat your way through Paris. We both do enjoy good food, don't we?

I miss you so much! We have been reading your Heavenly minded blog, but have not commented yet. Sorry about that. Things have been hectic here.

Thinking of you and all of us in Paris with Nutella crepes.

Hugs!
Nancy

Rayanne said...

I just love your sweet wife! And now to know you...what a lovely couple you are! Enjoyed your Paris post, gave me a BIG smile!!

Martina said...

Hmmmm, am getting hungry again reading this! Crepe with Nutella is among my favorites ;) Oui, la gastronomie de Paris est extraordinaire! So fab how people enjoy there food there - let's be inspired and - fix something nice for dinner ;)

Deborah said...

How cute!
Loved being in Paris with your precious wife Anita!
How blessed you are!!
I love turkish delight!
All your talk of Paris sounds delicious!!
So nice to meet you :)

Deborah :)

ANNE said...

Delicious!! You are clearly the perfect partner for Anita.

hi-d said...

You sounds like a sweet couple. Anita is such a kind woman! It's so cool that you are teaming with her for the link party.

Have a lovely weekend!
Heidi (hi-d)

hi-d said...

Oh yes...I'm hungry now...AGAIN! Cheese sounds divine right about now. :)

Sarah said...

Ruben, it is so good to see you back. Yes, eating your way through Paris, or France for that matter, is a splendid idea. Great post! ~ Sarah

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Ruben,

Was great to meet you and discover your blog and what a fabulous party dear Anita and you are hosting. Love the sweet tea rat and all the wonderful photos of Paris you have shown... Turkish delight ~ yum!
Merci beaucoup and have a great weekend

Carolyn

Charlotta Ward said...

Yummy post. Nearly had to mop my keyboard at the sight of that nutella crepe, not to mention the cheeses..!

Tres jolie!

x Charlotta

M.A.the2nd said...

Dear Ruben ..... bonjour my dear friend! The Paris Party is amazing and we could stay here forever! May I partake of some cheese as it looks divine, delectable and delicious. Anita is an amazing, gorgeous lady and we are all having a wonderful time!
Best wishes
M.A. the 2nd

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Well old man, cheese, Turkish delight, ACCRA DE POISSON and poetry, it is DIVINE...and oh yes, don't I look smashing in my THEATRICAL SUIT...tell me, was I not articulate, debonair, oozing with SAVOIR FAIRE....oh, let us have a picnic son, and revel in the glories of CHEESE!!! Affectionately yours, TEA RAT

lynne said...

Bonjour!
FABULOUS!!!
Reading the other comments I let out a deep "sigh". What a special love you and Anita have, now that is precious.
Wishes
Lynne

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Awwww.... loved this Ruben... :-)

Blessings,
Spencer

Jeri Landers said...

Shakespeare couldn't have said it better!

L'Elégante said...

Je reconnais bien là ce qui plait le plus aux hommes !
Amitiés de Fine.

Ann Nichols said...

That crepe!!! And your lovely wife! What a great party this has been - honestly, I'm planning on enjoying it all week long!
Blessings!
Ann

Jeri Landers said...

TEA RAT! What can I say, not only do you truly know CHEESE, but your investigative study on TEA is unsurpassed!
Strong of taste is what I like, caffeine content doesn't matter... I simply like a lot of flavor. My sincere appreciation for all the delicious new ideas, I am on my way to find a source for Bustelo!
Should I have any further inquiry's concerning delicious brews, I shall consult with you immediately!
PS, I think my beverage bill is going to go up rather than down,

Kristin said...

How lovely!!!

xx

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

yum, love Paris through these eyes! Fun! Blessings.

Sandra Evertson said...

What a darling blog!
Sandra

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Ruben,

What a wonderful Party your dear Anita hosted for us all.
It was neat to discover your blog and many thanks for visiting me.
Anita will be counting down the days now, for her holidays. Hope that you have a fabulous time together.

Best wishes
Carolyn

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Teeeheee! That little JACQUELINE RUSSELL PUPPY IS up to no good! What else is new?

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Oh.. all my favourites.. especially turkish delight!! My tastebuds were finally rewarded when I eventually travelled to Turkey ...

Love your cryptic credits... hehe...

Have a great weekend.. ciao xxx Julie

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Hi Ruben,

Blogger has been holding my blog hostage {again}. Yesterday I finally got in so I'm trying to catch up.

The Paris trip I know was like a dream for you and Anita...What a beautiful couple you are. It's nice to feel {the love} that exists between the two of you. My Thomas and I found each other late in life and what a blessing it is for us!

I truly love reading your inspired posts as well as Anita's. You are both romantic and creative souls. ♥

Have a wonderful day,
Stephanie ♥

Dumbwit Tellher said...

Greetings Ruben; Your love for Paris, tasty treats and of course your dear Anita is so exquisitely wrapped into a humorous, delightful package. Anita's illustration is so charming. The talents you two have are incredible and many. I hope you both are having a fun..fun,.weekend?

x Deb