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Silent Sunday


‘We live in a world where twists and turns are applauded. I’ve had my share of bacon-, avocado-, and cheese-flavored ice creams – most of which I could do without. And a whole year once passed when I didn’t eat a scoop of vanilla ice cream. When I finally did, my taste buds, wiped clean of their memory of vanilla, experienced something new. I felt like I was drinking fresh water after a lifetime of wine. ..

Real innovation is not about chasing the fashionable, but having an inherent beauty. It’s not about a sampling of cleverness, but honest consideration for what works well. That’s vanilla ice cream. If you haven’t had it for awhile, take a bite of a truly delicious scoop. It’s the one flavor that proves itself to be not just a passing fancy, but an eternal romance.’  – Dominique Ansel The Secret Recipes


I am resurrecting my Silent Sunday posts – a quote or reflection from something I’m currently reading. I’m highly enjoying Ansel’s cookbook; so much wisdom and food for thought among its pages.

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    kristie {birch and wild}
    Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at 10:24 pm

    This is lovely. I will have t find that book. I am looking for some kitchen inspiration these days, and some wisdom, too.

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    Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at 8:38 am

    Oh, so beautiful, Sarah. <3

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    Monday, May 4, 2015 at 8:51 pm

    Viva la vanilla scoop! Happy feasting.

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    Monday, May 4, 2015 at 7:37 pm

    That quote of Ansel’s is so romantic. It’s a gorgeous book, isn’t it?

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    Monday, May 4, 2015 at 10:42 am

    Inherent beauty. And a straight/forward approach to the lover from the loved. Thanks for the reminder.

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    Amina | PAPER/PLATES
    Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 4:16 pm

    A beautiful sentiment. Thanks for sharing.

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    Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 9:56 am

    just bought dominique ansel’s book and I’m loving it too

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