This past weekend was spent in England, where we had this year’s most beautiful day yet. It felt like spring had arrived! We went to the Leamington Jephson Gardens to soak in the sun and see the newly-bloomed flowers. The … Continue reading
Jenny Lewis! Thank you so much to everyone who entered the giveaway and a big merci to Sweet Tayloula for their box of sweets! Have a wonderful rest of your week, loves! xx PatriciaParisienne
“I want candy!” That’s all you can think when you walk into Sweet Tayloula, the sweet new addition to Royal Leamington Spa. Co-founders, as well as mother and daughter, Louise & Tayla had been making sweet bouquets and cake pops … Continue reading
Wow! Thank you so much for this award, A French American Life! Here are the award’s rules: First: Link back to the page that nominates you (Merci, A French American Life!) A lover of words and the world, I started my blog … Continue reading
A coffee date with friends today turned into the discovery of a fabulous new Mexican restaurant, El Guacamole near the Canal Saint Martin. I’m not often in the 10th, but after today’s walk through the charming neighborhood, I will be exploring it more in the future. May I present to you El Guacamole.
Being from Southern California (and the daughter of Mexican parents), my standards for the cuisine are high. El Guacamole did very well. It’s not easy to get the authentic ingredients to cook certain traditional dishes, but I really enjoyed their cactus (nopal) taco. I loved the horchata, a traditional Mexican beverage made with rice and cinnamon.
I find it interesting to see how much tacos cost around the world. I found a pub in Royal Leamington Spa, England, that has tacos for £6, and another restaurant in Paris that has them for 6€…each. Priced at 3€50, these tacos are reasonably priced, and the tortillas were so good!
Lovely location, delicious food, and cosy atmosphere. See you at El Guacamole!
37, rue Yves Toudic
What is an English breakfast?
You hear about Continental breakfasts, American breakfasts, petit dejeuner, but what is an English breakfast? A novice but very curious student of all things English, I finally had my first English breakfast. John and I went to The Mashed Swedes Cafe in Royal Leamington Spa, an adorable little eatery in town. What we had was delicious.
A traditional, or full, English breakfast consists of the following items: fried eggs, bacon, sausages, fried red tomatoes, baked beans, fresh salted mushrooms, fried or roast potatoes, with the options of black pudding, fried bread, or toasted and buttered bread. To drink, we had the option of tea or coffee and an orange juice. The Mashed Swedes Cafe serves breakfast all day, as do many establishments that have this on the menu.
According to Market Kitchen, there are 40 or so interchangeable ingredients to a full British and Irish breakfast! There are also different versions of the meal, depending on where in the UK you have it. There are Cornish, Scottish, Irish, Welsh, and Ulster Fry alternatives, which incorporate regional foods into the breakfast. Fun fact: In Ireland, this full breakfast is also known as a “Chub.”
This meal, though extremely tasty, is not for the small-stomached, the faint-hearted (black pudding is actually a type of sausage made by dried pig’s blood with a filler), or for anyone on a diet. However, if you want to treat yourself to a hearty, traditional English meal, I highly recommend this delicious breakfast.
When in England, do as the English do.
The Mashed Swedes Cafe
39 Russell Street
01926 430 599
Follow them on Twitter at @MashedSwedes