14.1.12

If you're afraid of butter, eat cream!


"Always remember: If you're alone in the kitchen and you drop lamb, you can always just pick it up. Who's going to know?" - Julia Child

I was a regular Julia Child today in the french bakery, not as clumsy but I could definitely give her a run for her money.  Isabella, my little sister, and I learned how to bake apple and chocolate tarts in a real bakery by a real french chef.  We made a gazillion of them and ended up with two boxes full.  We also got the recipe, because my oh my oh my are these tarts good.
In the same day, I went with my mother to visit Parsons and my whole family did a Gothic Art and Architecture tour with a lovely english woman.  It was great, I got to see many pieces that are in my Art History Textbook.  I felt like such a genius.  The guide brought us to one of the most famous gothic  churches, Notre Dame, and told us the story of Quasimodo, the Hunchback of Notre Dame.  
It was a busy, busy day.  So, when I got home I snuggled up in my best overalls, climbed into an armchair, read my book, and snacked on the delicious tarts.  It's the most amazing book by the way, called Ender's Game.  It's like the original Hunger Games, except about a boy of the age of six named Ender Wiggin.  Ender, a child, is sent up into space to be prepped for a war against the Buggers - the enemy - and is put through rigorous tests that challenges his mentality, strength, and intelligence. It's amazing.  I suggest you go get a copy right. this. second.

keep baking,
Annika
Sweater - Landsend
Shirt - J. Crew
Overalls - Vintage
Creepers - The Underground

119 comments:

  1. seemed so much fun!! you and your sister are so cute. the outfit looks cozy love it :)
    xx

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  2. i expect to see apple tarts sitting in front of me monday morning. no excuses.

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  3. Seems you had an awesome day! Love the photos.
    I like your blog! Following :)

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  4. you are gorgeous! the choice to wear overalls was unexpectedly awesome :) <3
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  5. Really beautiful and lovelies pictures god Bless you sweetie!

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  6. Your such a traveling bug and I love it. Your sister looks as little as mine, I bet shes 7?! One of my favorite things to do with my sister during christmas is spend hours making sugar cookies and decorating. It's like a mini you in a way lol.

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  7. ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm que buena pinta tienen esos dulces!!!
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  8. I am definitely going to read that book! I love the shots you captured and the story you told. Follow me as I follow you

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  9. YUM looks good!

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  10. Thanks for your comment !!

    beautyfull pictures!

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  11. my tummy is rumbling looking at those tarts....

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  12. You totally had me with the title of this post! Yum! And who doesn't adore Julia Child?

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  13. LOVE IT!!!!

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  14. Jolies photos! Super blog!
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  15. you are so naturally pretty. love the last shot of you reading in the chair

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  16. All of the food looks divine <3
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  17. So cute! I love your hair in this post!

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  18. thanks for the follow ;] I love baking with my younger sisters, it's so much fun and the desserts are so good!

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  19. I love that striped shirt and the details on the bottom. Those overalls look perfect for lounging! I also wish I was more of a baker/cooker
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  20. Gorgeous pictures! Those treats look delicious!

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  22. Having a proper french chef as your teacher is priceless!!!
    Share the recipe with us :)

    And Julia's quote is so naughty but so true! x


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  24. This is the cutest! They look super yummy, perhaps I'll pop around for some of your Julia Child-esque baking ;)

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  25. this looks like so much fun! :D
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  26. awwww aadorable! looks like such a good time :)
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  27. Ohhhh! You made me hungry and just had lunch xD
    The photos are really cute, made me feel like baking some chocolate chips cookies!!!
    And you look beautiful in the photos!

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  28. Such a great post dear! Love it ^^ Mind to follow each other? :)

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  29. baking together. oh, what a cute time :) i wish i had a sister too :) you look so pretty and natural on the photos. love it. btw, i love your blog, so i following you. please visit my blog and follow me if you don't mind :)

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  30. Wow, so much time since the last time I went here,though nice to be back though!
    I love this post, yummy yummy!!
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  31. Looks delicious :9

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  32. these looks so yummy, and the pictures are beautiful
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  33. Thanks for your comment darling! Great blog! I follow you !
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  34. Nice blog and beautiful pictures! :)

    xoxo

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  36. such cute pics:)) thanks for visiting!
    xx
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  37. The cookies look absolutely amazing!! Love! xx

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  38. The pastries look absolutely delicious! Thank you for also sharing book recommendations, I love when bloggers share what they are reading! After reading their blogs, you know you can trust their judgment!

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  39. yumm, those look delicious.

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  40. Really nice pictures! Looks delicious!

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  41. You're so cute! I just looooove your header!

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  42. LOVE IT!! you are gorgeous!

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  44. thanks for the awesome comment! love this!!
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  46. Yu both look adorable while backing! Nice pictures!
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  48. Your little sister is so adorable! Really love your blog.

    xxx
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  49. waw, annika ! i adore your style and sense of fashion <3
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  50. I just love ender's game!! Such a good book. :) You look lovely! Seems like you had an amazing day. xx

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  51. so cute (:


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  52. what a dream. gotta love being able to play the child part. xx

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  53. Your is blog awesome i´ll be back soon.

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  54. Your photos are always so much fun! Super cute! <3

    xoxo

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  55. mmmmm Yummi, Love this post! it is always a great idea to make cookies!
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  56. what fabulous shots! love your blog

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    xx

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  57. Those photos are stunning and those cakes look so yummy !

    btw, do you want to follow each other ?

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  59. Totally totally in love. Follow each other? :))

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  60. Look so yummy! It looks like a good plan!

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  61. Oh my that looks so good.. and a great bonding moment.

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    I loved your blog!

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  63. How cute, you do look like a litte Julia Child jr. I wish I was a better cook and everything you made in your bakery looks so delicious.

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  65. i LOVE ender's game..... great classic science fiction. glad young people are still reading it.

    you should post that tart recipe.... YUM!

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  66. I was reading this at night. And. Now. I'm. Hungry.
    Haha! Glad to find your blog! :)

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  67. beautiful photos. the tarts you made with your sister look delicious!

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  68. J'aime les photos!!!

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  69. sweet photos, I love this post and your blog :)

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  70. This is so great! Looks delicious!! Makes me hungry;-)...Julia child is so inspiring...love the movie lulie and Julia.....hehe

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  71. I adore your shirt! I am wearing one similar on my blog.
    xx
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  72. yum those look so good! i wish i looked that chic while baking!

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  73. Thank you for your sweet comment, dear!
    Following you!
    Check out my new post if you want! <3

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  74. wonderful pictures. i love to cook and to eat selfmade food.
    so creative. and the little lady is so cute.
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  77. We love, love, love your blog! This post is so fun!! The photos are really lovely and your overalls are too good!

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  78. love this blog <3

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  79. Oooh they look amazing and I love those last few photos!

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  84. those look so good! nomnomnomnomnom :)

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  85. I love overalls and the pictures looks very lovely and cute!

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  86. nice photos :)


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  87. looks delicious
    great blog ! love your hair


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  88. Jolies photos!

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  89. beautiful pictures!! looks like so much fun time
    xx

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  90. Those tarts look amazing! I'd love to make some like it sometime.

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  91. LIVE YOUR OVERALLS!! Haven't seen those babies in a while!

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  92. Wow these apple and choc tarts look really yummy! I just read your profile and realized that you are in SG now. That's where I'm from but I'm in Sweden now!

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  98. is so cute that you had the little one in the kitchen, i love the family atmosphere

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