a sort-of-silent sunday: the french laundry’s gardens

As October comes to a close, I’m leaving you with a treat on this Halloween. During our trip to Napa, we stayed in the town of Yountville, home of The French Laundry. We didn’t eat there, but I did spend some time wandering through the The French Laundry’s gardens, just across Washington Street, in front of the famous restaurant. It was a stunning garden, and I kept wanting to go back. I was tempted to pick a tomato or a carrot, but I didn’t. I was a very good girl. All I took were photos, and I’m sharing these with you today.

Note: I’m about to hit a very busy stretch at my work for the next couple of weeks that may not allow me much time for cooking, much less photographing or writing about it. Please bear with me in the days of silence that may follow – I’m still around, just taking a short break from the blog while duty calls!

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11 Responses to “a spring break & cinnamon-apple crisp”

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    Gail — March 25, 2011 @ 8:29 am

    LOVE the Lottie & Doof blog…..I was hooked when I saw the post on the jammers. I never thought of using a whoopie pie pan!!
    Have a great vacation, MJ! xo

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    Tim — March 25, 2011 @ 10:18 am

    Thanks so much for the kind words about Lottie + Doof! I’m so happy to have found your site, too. Have a great spring break!

    • mj (merry gourmet)

      mj (merry gourmet) replied: — March 25th, 2011 @ 3:51 pm

      Thanks, Tim. It’s my pleasure. 🙂

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    cheryl — March 25, 2011 @ 11:17 am

    Aw, Merry-Jennifer, I too am very flattered. 5 Second Rule is a real labor of love for me, and growing the community to the point where it gets recognized by smart, thoughtful people like yourself makes all the work worthwhile.

    Enjoy your time off!

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    Mardi@eatlivetravelwrite — March 25, 2011 @ 3:04 pm

    Have a wonderful break MJ – and those three blogs are already in my reader too! Great minds!!!

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    Brian @ A Thought For Food — March 25, 2011 @ 11:56 pm

    These are all wonderful bloggers… with terrific blogs. Thanks for sharing with those who may not have heard of them!

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    Great blog suggestions. Have a super spring break.

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    TheGourmetCoffeeGuy — April 3, 2011 @ 10:34 pm

    Really like your cinnamon apple crisp recipe, makes for a great dessert, light and filling. Of the blogs you mentioned, Lottie & Doof is indeed very good and well done as is yours. Enjoy your Spring Break and thank you for sharing. Will visit the other blogs you mentioned.

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