Winter Lingers — L’hiver persiste

Les canards en hiver

All right, I know I came here today without an exact recipe, but I felt to come anyway. The thing is that I really wanted to share with you a few images I took yesterday at the park during my walk.

The ducks!

They really made me smile when I saw them walk so clumsily on the iced pond. Aren’t they cute and touching?

When I returned home after a wake-me-up walk, I enjoyed a bowl of vegetable soup prepared in the morning, with buckwheat and buttermilk blinis which I topped with crème fraîche, smoked salmon and slices of fingerling potato and green apple.

That was a truly delightful lunch.

In short, a pretty good day.

Two Vegetable Soup —
Buckwheat and Buttermilk Blinis with Smoked Salmon, Crème Fraîche, Potato and Green Apple
Posted in Fish, Gluten Free, Grains, Soup


  1. What a lovely image of the ducks in the park! And a hearty warming soup with beautiful blinis to enjoy later.

  2. Oh Bea… You really know how to capture a moment. My goodness, those ducks look beautiful with the white and black and the red feet… And of course, the soup exquisite with the nice tartine on the side. You are such an inspiration!

  3. Bea, the colors in the photos for your last few posts have been just gorgeous! You capture that wintry light so well…
    As for me, I was up in Napa over the weekend and it rained the whole time! Hopefully it will be better weather by the time you come!

  4. Can’t wait for the blinis recipe ! I love when i come here, it’s like having a comfy and cosy couch to seat on…

  5. Congratulations on what seems to be a regular gig with the Globe! I enjoy seeing your contributions on Wednesdays.

  6. i am positive i have not ever seen such a great picture of ducks before! always an inspiration, thanks.

  7. Magnifiques ces canards, les nôtres n’ont plus les pattes dans la glace mais le bec dans les crocus… et moi il me prend des envies de printemps…

  8. It’s true. Excellent duck photos – They are so artistically colored and composed that I thought at first they were watercolors! and your lunch sounds so incredibly delicious and cozy.

  9. You can always flutter my heart Béa. The duck make me think of a book I used to read to the boys: Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey. They sure do waddle!
    You lunch sounds divine! Love those blinis!

  10. Bea,
    The pictures, of course, are really beautiful. But ,your concise prose is also very enchanting. You say very much with very little. That’s why I love visiting your site.

  11. Qu’importe que tu prennes en photo des plats, la nature ou des animaux… Tes photos sont toujours aussi magnifiques. Elles me font rêver. Merci!