September 2009 Desktop Calendar

September '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 September is a picture of Mussels Marinière, a preparation of mussels cooked here with Champagne and a pinch of saffron — though the recipe can absolutely be made more budget-friendly, with a simple white wine. With or without the deluxe ingredients, it is a lovely dish, light and warming both, to ease you into the fall.

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 October for the next calendar!

[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, stating that Monday is the first day of the week.]

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  • I don’t like mussels much but my French family does so these look like I could actually enjoy them with all the goodies you’ve added. Sure beats the ‘throw in some white wine and garlic and proceed to eat’ which is how my husband makes them. Thanks for saving me from another bland mussel dinner. Cynthia in Chambery

  • kim

    I wish I could smell them!

  • Anna

    These get better every month! Thanks so much for doing this.

  • Kary Van Allen

    I would love it if you would do a French language calendar.


  • These are beautiful and I receive compliments from my co-workers about the desktops.

  • talk about my favorite French meal! I would love to look at this day by day!

  • Hi there! I found your site cuz omgsammiches had it listed on it’s links list. I’m so glad i found it! what a neat site!! i look forward to reading more…and thanks for the calendar!! :D

  • Thanks so much for these calendars! They really are great, but I definitely spend more time at work drooling over these meals than I should!

  • Manu

    This is such an appropriate picture when, a few days from now, the world biggest consumption of moules marinières is going to be perpetrated at the now famous “braderie de Lille”, a most colourful yearly animation of this cheerful if not sunny city of northern France!
    Thanks for the “clin d’oeil” Clotilde, and please go on surprising us o so nicely with your blog!

  • Sue TR from Chapel Hill NC

    Thank you so much for these lovely photographs — and for the calendars! Visitors to my office simply drooled over the raspberry-rose cupcakes last month, and I eagerly await their response to the mussels! Even more, I can’t wait to see what you will do for October, my birthday month.

    Your blog is enchanting – even to someone who is allergic to garlic, like me (at home, I just substitute shallots wherever the recipe calls for garlic). I used “Edible Adventures” when I was in Paris last summer and have since given copies to two Paris-loving friends as well.

    I hope you go on loving what you do so much!

  • Lovely! Thanks for sharing the picture, but most of all for sharing the recipe!

  • TJ

    Beautiful calendar image. The mussels are a great dish to transition into Fall!

  • Very nice. I just started taking advantage of desktop calendars and this one is beautiful. Great photograph.

  • Awesome I get so bored of my desktop quickly and I’m always changing it, at least now I have a reason to change it often!

  • Lamaison

    I’ve used your calendar as “fonds d’écran” since the very beginning and, while I particularly enjoyed May, I really love this one!

  • Andrew

    Clotilde —

    I just bought your ‘Edible Adventures’ from Amazon for a trip to Paris in a week. Any recommendations for a must eat restaurant?

  • That’s what I’m missing in my life. I have had way too little seafood this summer.

    Right, gotta get serious about this. Summer is almost over.

  • Eelin

    Thank you for posting these calendars! My desktop is so much more scrumptious…

  • sheauen

    oh well done!!! I LOVE SEPTEMBER!

  • Mussels are my favorite….yummy!

  • Many thanks, it looks beautiful.

  • Abdi

    If I had that as my desktop, I would get hungry all the time.

  • Sophie

    This is wonderful! Thank you for all the desktop backgrounds, they always brighten my day.

  • Great idea – I love mussels, I always think its great that moment when the just open up!

    Great photo too


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