May 2009 Desktop Calendar

May '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 May is a picture of what I am eagerly waiting for: fresh, locally grown petits pois. They should be here any minute now, and I can’t wait to start popping pods (see green pea shelling instructions).

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, and see you in June for the next calendar!

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  • Susan Chardin


    I love the wallpapers! You are so marvelous for providing them for our use!

    Thank you, thank you,


    Susan Chardin

  • Mrs Redboots

    Thank you so much. I had your April one on my desktop – those lovely cheeses – and both my mother and my daughter said “Oh, how can you – doesn’t it make you need cheese NOW!” which amused me. I was looking forward to seeing May’s, and it has not disappointed.

    Thank you again.

  • I love this photo, especially with the curly-cued tip of the pod you left at the top of the plate. Simply beautiful! Thanks!

  • Meg

    Thanks for the wallpaper. This one is really cute!

  • Beth

    This calendar is my favorite so far! Thanks so much for providing these – it is so very nice to have this fun little surprise to look forward to every month :-)

    Keep up the great writing and cooking!

  • Great image! I can’t wait for the fresh peas. My family calls me a pea snob because I can barely choke down a frozen pea, but can eat fresh ones for hours.

  • Beautiful. We never get fresh peas here in the Caribbean so I’m jealous!

  • This is so beautiful. Thank you!!!! please keep it up. I discovered the blog after finding the C & Z cookbook. There is so much to love about your blog, thank you thank you thank you.

  • Thank you! This is lovely, and a great way to keep your beautiful blog fresh in your readers mind each day! So pretty!

  • Jen

    I look forward to your delectable desktop photos each month. They keep everything tasty and fresh! What a treat.

    Many thanks to you and Happy May!

  • Thanks, Clotide!! i’ve been using your desktop calendars the past few months and enjoying them!! (the last one was especially yummy!!..:))

  • Your desktop calendars are great and original. The only food blog doing this, I think?

  • Jillian

    So lovely, thank you!!!! :D

  • Thank you so much!

  • Pia

    Nothing like the taste of fresh peas.

  • Thanks a lot for the gorgeous calender desktop background. Enjoy them from January on. I’m also a big fan of your blog, so much to watch and learn. thanks again. Karine

  • Amy

    What a great idea and beautiful photo. I love peas! Hooray for spring!

  • Someday

    Love, love, love the monthly calendars. Thank you!

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  • Alix

    Another lovely calendar!

    Clotilde, have you discontinued your “Bonjour (mois)” newsletter? I realized I didn’t get one this month, and I’ve come to look forward to them!

  • Alix – The newsletter went out on Sunday. You should have received it by now, but perhaps you can check your spam folder; it may have been caught there. Let me know!

  • I so enjoyed your April cheese picture, that I didn’t even realize it was 5 days into May already! Thank you again for another lovely picture.

  • Alix

    Rien in the spam folder… I think maybe my browser is terminally ill, because there are all kinds of weird symptoms like this going on lately… I can download the calendar, anyway!

  • This picture is gorgeous! I have been taking advantage of the peas that have started appearing at my market here in the 5th, and each time I shell them and end up with a bowlful of perfect peas, I’m almost sorry to use them because of how pretty they are.

  • Thanks for the great info re LARA bars! Just got your book; many thanks; I dreamed of April in Paris all last month.
    Alyce (Colorado springs, CO)

  • Louise en Australie

    Thank you so much for these wonderful calendars. I’m terribly late this month but was enjoying the cheese so much that I just forgot!

    The peas are another winner of course. They naturally remind all of us of your fabulous poicamole from last month. I was very inspired by that recipe, and I’ve made and thoroughly enjoyed it twice now. My only quibble would be about the name. I think poicamole is a fantastic name, but with the nut paste in it I thought it tasted more like a poisto.

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