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.

Here’s how it works:

1- This link will open a new window (or tab) displaying the right wallpaper image for your screen.

2- Right-click (or ctrl-click for some Mac users) on the image, and chose the option that says, “Set as Desktop Background”, “Use as Desktop Picture,” or something to that effect — the exact wording will depend on the browser you use.

3- If the image does not fit your desktop background neatly, you may have to go to your preference screen (on a Mac: System Preferences > Desktop & Screen Saver > Desktop; on Windows: Control Panel > Display > Desktop) and choose “Fit to screen” as the display mode of your background image.

4- Enjoy!

[Note: Readers of this blog live all around the globe, and I am unable to provide localized versions of the desktop calendar at this point. This is why I opted for the international standard, by which a large majority of countries abide, and which states that Monday is the first day of the week.]

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  • Thank you for this! It has a very white and snowy feel to it—perfect for winter. :)

  • What a delicious calendar picture!

    Happy New Year to you, too!


  • Mrs Redboots

    Ooh, thanks Clotilde! I did hope you were going to do these again.

  • jason

    Que je les adore!

    Bonne année à vous deux.


  • Happy New Year Clotilde.

    I hope that all the good things you desire come to you and all the annoyances and bad things keep their distance.

    I also hope that you have a go at writing some short stories too. You have such a fabulous writing style and you are extremely good at it… along with all the other things you’re clearly good at!!

  • Rachel

    Ah, another boulangerie to try on my next trip to Paris – if I can manage to tear myself away from Coquelicot, that is!

    Happy New Year to you too!

  • Thanks

  • Clotilde
    Bonne Annee
    It was a pleasure meeting you if only for 2 minutes in New York in 2009
    I could eat one of these Chaussons aux Pommes right now.
    ‘The French Guy from New Jersey’

  • Clotilde,

    Happiest of 2010 to you!

    Thanks again for introducing me to some really fantastic people and some tasty bites!



  • i always look forward to these!

  • Teri Angcos

    Thank you SO much for doing the calendar! i was hoping that you would continue this in 2010. It is such a fun surprise each month!
    All the best to you in 2010!

  • Happy new year!

  • Denise

    Thank you for continuing the monthly wallpaper! We look forward to the new picture each month.

    Bonne Annee!
    Denise in Boston

  • Alix

    Yay, I was hoping you’d do more calendars — this one’s making me hungry!

    Bonne Annee !

  • Happy new year to you, too!
    The chausson picture is perfect for a calendar since it provides vivid, lively colors. The bakcground pulls perfect contrast against the forground chaussons. Perfect!

  • Happy New Year :)

  • Amazing picture, perfect desktop calendar! Thanks Clotilde!
    And happy 2010 :-D

  • This is perfect for my desktop! Delish! Makes me want to sit in front of a computer a long time… not sure if that is a good thing. Happy New Year!

  • Bonne Année!
    Très chouette ton site!
    Moi je ne sais que dessiner des sushi… même pas les préparer.

  • Joan

    I love apple turnovers! However not as much as my husband :-) ‘n now I’ll forever think of them as slippers…how much fun!

    Clotilde, a joyfilled year ahead methinks..

  • Happy 2010, Clotilde! What a treat it is to return from holiday and find this tasty photo ready for upload. What a fine & fresh start for the new year. Thanks again.

  • I didn’t know it meant slippers … I really like them even more now – sounds so comforting!

    Happy New Year from Austtralia @frombecca

  • Barbara

    I can’t tell you how much I love your cookbook and your monthly newsletters. My mother was born in Alsace so there’s French in my veins. You are a joy and I wish you a fabulous twenty-ten.

    Barbara, NYC

  • Joan

    A happy New Year to you. The picture of the chaussons made me hungry. I have enjoyed your newsletter and blog since I found it online in preparation for my trip to Paris last July with my grand daughters. We loved your idioms, your recipes and the boulangeries and markets in Paris. Merci.

  • Nice calendar but is there a recipes for these turnovers? I’d love to make them and I can’t find one.

  • Dani H

    Thank you for continuing to offer the calendars. And a very happy 2010 to you, too!

  • Sophie

    Ahh! I’m so glad you’re doing these desktop calendars in 2010 too. They never fail to make my day. The chaussons look delicious. Happy New Year to you too!

    P.S. Made your mini financiers aux miel from your cookbook for our New Year’s Eve party- they were a hit! Thanks! :)

  • These are definitely the kind of slippers I would like to wear all day.

  • I need your cookbook because I’m hopless and these just look so yummy. I just ordered a new apron from a fav seller on Etsy and I can’t wait till it comes, so I can look the part when I do my cooking :)
    Happy New Year!

  • barbara

    Darn, I couldn’t find the recipe for the turnover. Did I miss it, or was it not there? Thanks for a delightful newsletter.

  • All – Thank you for your kind wishes, and I’m so glad you like this new calendar!

    Sophie – Delighted to hear the mini financiers were well received; thanks for reporting back.

    Jennifer and Barbara – There is no recipe for these turnovers on C&Z at this point, but I may post one sometime. Thanks for your interest!

  • Vidya

    For the first time, I’m reading your advice on where to get something in Paris…and I’m actually in Paris. And have been for more than a month now, but since I’m only staying another week or so I’d better get myself over to Abbesses…merci beaucoup, bonne année et bonne santé!

  • Nicole

    Thanks for doing the calendars again. They’re so beautiful I get compliments from my coworkers!

  • Wendell Barnett

    Could you please share a recipe? They sound so delightful!

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