Ambiance 6/1/12

It is epiphany weekend and here in France we have  “les galettes des rois” tempting us around every corner! I almost gave in, but I held my ground firmly and walked past.

Safely here at home, I can now proudly boast about my steadfast self discipline! After a season of nibbling on all the festive foods, I want to get back on track with healthy eating. Doesn’t that sound quite boring? NOTE TO SELF: Keep the healthy eating exciting! Tall order, since I have become a bit lazy in the cooking department. Proof…I haven’t even baked a galette this this year! But that is no problem. I have links up this lazy sleeve!

First: My own galette des rois from last year…oops…not last year, but 2010!

How did a year pass without me knowing about it?

Ronelle’s (that’s me..)galette des rois

And here is Monique’s galette des rois:

and Chriesi’s galette des rois:

So this is what has to say about epiphany:



noun, plural -nies.

  • 1. ( initial capital letter ) a Christian festival, observed on January 6, commemorating the manifestation of Christ to the gentiles in the persons of the Magi; Twelfth-day.
  • 2. an appearance or manifestation, especially of a deity.
  • 3. a sudden, intuitive perception of or insight into the reality or essential meaning of something, usually initiated by some simple, homely, or commonplace occurrence or experience.
  • 4. a literary work or section of a work presenting, usually symbolically, such a moment of revelation and insight.”

I hope your weekend will be filled with all the meanings of the word epiphany; eat a galette on 6 January, experience a pleasant appearance, receive that sudden insight we all need so desperately, and present your epiphany by means of a piece of work…maybe by baking a galette, even if only this once in your life?

Enjoy the weekend, stay warm in the north, stay out of the sun in the south,  eat “healthy”, and enjoy your epiphany.

“Epiphany”. I have to say it again.


Such a nice word.

ciao ciao!

Epiphanic epiphanist.

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15 responses

  1. I have just seen your beautiful Galette, so I had to come to visit your blog and what a surprise to find mine here! :) Wish you a wonderful Epiphany like weekend!

    06/01/2012 at 18:22

  2. Epiphany is a beautiful word isn’t it? The galette is tempting but I am keeping these delectables on hold for January. I indeed made merry and did not sacrifice any tasting. I need to fit back into winter clothes! May 2012 bring wonder.

    06/01/2012 at 19:25

  3. What a delight to come see YOURS and see mine too..Quelle gentillesse.Quel beau partage.
    Ahh I love the word Epiphany also.It is what Oprah calls the Ah..ha moment I guess..The lightbulb moment..

    Here les rois mages are still at the Crèche under our tree not many feet below a black heart w/ your writing..”Pour Le Sapin”..which I love looking at~everything will come down tomorrow..
    I did not bake a galette this year..Blush..I forgot Ronelle..Thank you for the year.
    I have been in a small organizational stage ..much to my husbands’ consternation.(Only because he gets stuck getting involved:) not because he doesn’t want to donate~He is busy making his wine and soon his prosciutto etc.. ).I want to simplify and donate.. give.. discard.. we’ve each made bags of clothes for those who may like them..We are fortunate to have drop off areas for such things then the really kind people sort and give..
    I Cinderellaed our bathroom floor.. the duvet covers..sheets..etc..

    I am ready for my pumpkin to turn into a carriage this year~

    06/01/2012 at 20:00

  4. Hedie

    I so enjoy your messages. I visited France a few years ago and I adored everything. I can’t wait to return. Your messages bring me a little closer…refreshing!

    Merci beaucoup!

    06/01/2012 at 22:36

  5. look amazibg! gloria

    07/01/2012 at 01:29

  6. It is a beautiful sounding word~and what a gorgeous Galette. I love reading your blog~it continues to inspire me…thank you!

    07/01/2012 at 02:40

  7. Beautiful! This year I made Eccles Cakes. As I didn’t eat with excess during the holidays, I don’t need to diet. As a rule, I try to eat healthily on a daily basis…



    07/01/2012 at 11:29

  8. Rather than making a galette for just be husband and myself I’m just marvel at the beautiful ones you’ve shared (to protect our waistlines :-)) Happy Epiphany weekend, Ronelle!

    07/01/2012 at 15:22

  9. They are all quite beautiful!
    Happy New Year!

    08/01/2012 at 01:12

  10. Karen

    IIt looked so good that I had to copy it. My husband is the baker around here so he will have to give it a try. Love your blog and it helps me remember all our wonderful trips to France, its good food, markets, people and fun we had this past Fall. Keep up the great work.

    09/01/2012 at 06:13

  11. Oh yum, Ronelle … I always leave drooling … Happy New Year!

    09/01/2012 at 22:41

  12. I’ve never made a galette des rois, but I’d like to. Yours looks lovely. Hope you having a very happy new year!

    09/01/2012 at 22:46

  13. Your “last year galette” was so elegant ! I love it ! Bravo ! ;o)

    10/01/2012 at 20:02

  14. Glad I’m not the only one wondering where in hell 2011 disappeared to?! The galette looks wonderful – I was skiing over Christmas so feel I have had a fair chunk of exercise and deserve some cake ;) All the best to you & H for 2012!

    11/01/2012 at 15:45

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