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Simple pleasures abound even and thankfully especially in the most unexpected times.
The rains falls, spritzing, then pouring, being blown about, yet determined to water the yard and garden. The birds are aplenty dining at the cafe outside my window, and I am starting to get the hang of remote teaching. All reasons to celebrate. In such moments, it’s paradoxical, but I am grateful for both the access and capabilities technology provides, as well as the most original and grounding joys of all, Mother Nature.
I have been enjoying having more time in the kitchen lately, trying new recipes, making favorite recipes and then enjoying each one. (This recent Tart au Citron I made was inspired by Melissa Clark’s new cookbook, and while I am still tinkering with a new recipe for this favorite, my go-to one can be found here).
Today, the series of sharing Petit Plaisirs continues with part trois. With more time at home, recognizing, creating and then savoring these small, yet significantly powerful simple pleasures can do wonders for our well-being. Let’s take a look at 26 more Petit Plaisirs shared during the past six seasons of the podcast. And this first one on today’s list is a film I would gladly watch one or two or three more times. Brilliantly written, witty and quick.
Won’t You Be My Neighbor? film, from episode #219, How to Cultivate Surroundings for Everyday Contentment
In Paris by Jeanne Damas, from episode #229, How to Let Your Truth Emerge
Salmon en Papillote, from episode #188, 18 Secrets & Lessons from the French Culture to Begin 2018
Tart Tatin recipe; from episode #227, 16 Ideas for Simple Everyday Self-Care
Queer Eye, season #1, from episode #196, The Top 10 Style & Beauty Lessons Learned from the French
Paris in Stride, from episode #201, Design an At-Home Strength Training Program That Works
Ritz & Ecsoffier by Luke Barr, from episode #207, Welcoming the Gifts of a Garden & Yard When the Yard is Small or the Time is Short
My Twenety-Five Years in Provence by Peter Mayle, from episode #215, French Trip Travel Musings (Why Not . . . Make the Effort?)