Desktop Calendar

April 2010 Desktop Calendar

April 2010 Desktop Calendar

At the beginning of every month, I am offering C&Z readers a new wallpaper to apply on the desktop of your computer, with a food-related picture and a calendar of the current month.

Our calendar for April is a picture of these sugar-studded brioches I wrote about a few years ago, and have made again several times since then — with much less hand-wringing. Let this be a message of encouragement to anyone who’s still intimidated by yeast!

Instructions to get your calendar are below.

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March 2010 Desktop Calendar

March 2010 Desktop Calendar

At the beginning of every month, I am offering C&Z readers a new wallpaper to apply on the desktop of your computer, with a food-related picture and a calendar of the current month.

Our calendar for March is a picture that represents the old marble mortar my grandmother found at the bottom of her garden in Marseille in 1937, and one of the venerable cookbooks she entrusted me with; this particular one is called Mes Recettes pour votre ménage. I hope this photo reminds you of heirlooms of your own.

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February 2010 Desktop Calendar

February '10 Desktop Calendar

At the beginning of every month, I am offering C&Z readers a new wallpaper to apply on the desktop of your computer, with a food-related picture and a calendar of the current month.

Our calendar for February is a picture of a diminutive winter squash poetically named pomme d’or (golden apple) in French; I thought its glow might bring a bit of sunshine to your desktop. (And here are a few winter squash recipes if you need inspiration.)

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January 2010 Desktop Calendar

January '10 Desktop Calendar

Happy New Year! I hope 2010 brings you the rosy cheeks of good health, the heart flutters of happiness, and the warm glow of many kitchen successes.

The desktop calendars are back! At the beginning of every month, I will be offering C&Z readers a new wallpaper to apply on the desktop of your computer, with a food-related picture and a calendar of the current month.

Our desktop calendar for January is a picture of chaussons aux pommes — or apple turnovers, though the French term literally means “apple slippers” — these classic confections of puff pastry, folded over stewed apples and dotted with sugar crystals.

You can easily bake them at home if you have a source for high-quality puff pastry — or the patience to make your own –, but if you’d just as soon buy them, I recommend the chaussons aux pommes à l’ancienne (old-fashioned apple turnovers) from Paris bakery Toro (59 rue d’Orsel, in the 18th, see map).

Instructions to get your calendar are below.

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December 2009 Desktop Calendar

December '09 Desktop Calendar

At the beginning of every month in 2009, I am offering C&Z readers a new desktop calendar, i.e. a wallpaper to apply on the desktop of your computer, with a food-related picture and a calendar of the current month.

Our desktop calendar for December is a picture of a freshly popped cork, in anticipation of the holiday celebrations that will keep us all busy this month. I hope you embrace the spirit of the season, enjoy the company of your family and friends, and remember to keep things simple!

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