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.
include("/var/www/cnz/blog/include/calendar.inc"); ?>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.
[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.]