You know, it’s one of these times in my life when I am not able to keep up with everything. House, work, Lulu, nous, Christmas, birthday parties and recent travels. I am sure I am not alone, am I?
In fact, I had forgotten how much energy moving and settling into a new home takes. It’s fulfilling. Exciting. Tiring. But in the end, amazing. We are lucky to have this large space–Lulu loves it, and that makes us really happy.
So what have I been up to? I am still organizing the kitchen and building a prop room where I will have my textiles, cups, bowls and flatware handy. I cannot wait to show you once it is done. In fact, I have so many images I’d like to share: vegetables from my last visit at the farmer’s market, and then the kitchen. Finally for me to enjoy!
Right now, my head is full of dishes I want to cook right there. I will have to be patient, though, because between photo shoots on location, fighting stomach flu over the last few days and life, simply, I don’t have the time and energy to write. I miss it.
But I thought you might still enjoy hearing briefly about what I’ve been up to. And hearing about the breakfast we are eating these days.
Bircher muesli (Birchermüesli). Swiss. Simple to prepare. A delicious contrast of textures. Nutritious food. One of my favorite breakfasts. Just the kind I need these days.
I like to prepare mine with fresh apple juice, my brother’s, or the best store-bought I can find–I particularly love the Fuji apple juice from Red Jacket Orchards. I also like to add blueberries, sometimes with raspberries, choosing fruit according to the season. Always with a grated apple, plain yogurt and roasted nuts.
Maybe that’s something you’ll enjoy too. To be repeated over and over.
I am not sure when I will be able to stop by again. Hopefully before Christmas. Wait, before Lulu’s birthday. I cannot believe she will be already two.
How did that happen?
For the blueberry sauce:
- 1.5 cups blueberries
- 3 tablespoons Turbinado sugar
- 1 tablespoon water
- In a pot, combine the blueberries, sugar and water. Cook until the blueberries soften and release their juice. Continue to cook if you like, to reduce for a thicker syrupy texture.
For the caramelized slivered almonds:
- 1/2 cup slivered almonds
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 2 tablespoons Turbinado sugar
- In a frying pan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the sugar and nuts and cook until the sugar is dissolved and the nuts caramelize. Let cool on a piece of parchment paper.
For the muesli:
- 1.5 cups quick cooking oats
- 1 cup apple juice
- 1/4 cup dried cranberries
- 1 red apple, cored and grated
- Turbinado sugar, to taste
- Blueberry sauce
- Fresh blueberries
- Caramelized slivered almonds
- Plain yogurt
- In a bowl, combine the oats with the apple juice and cranberries. Cover and let soak overnight in the fridge.
gorgeous bea, how exciting. the light looks wonderful and i love the chalkboard wall, that i hope to complete myself this weekend!
Magnifique cuisine !!! Quand j’aurai une maison, c’est une cuisine comme celle-ci que j’aimerai ! Aussi lumineuse et bien aménagée, décorée à mon goût, sobrement. Parfait !
Et le bircher, c’est tellement bon ! Je fais “travailler” le mien pendant une nuit pour qu’il soit bien onctueux 🙂 Merci de me faire rêver 😉
Great colours. I’m very glad I came across your blog. I will stay around!
Love the light in your kitchen and the blackboard is a cute touch.
love the kitchen Bea and can’t wait to see what you will be cooking from there!
You are so not alone. It is a full time of year, especially with children. I adore your blog, so nourishing on so many levels.
Your new kitchen is spectacular. So much light! I’m sure you’re going to whip up some pretty amazing food in it. I would certainly be inspired to cook my heart out. I love your breakfast dish. I’m in the mood for blueberries…
Your kitchen is absolutely amazing! I hope to one day have a kitchen that nice. I love the natural light that comes through. So beautiful.
Ohhhh my God!!!…what a great kitchen you have……and you have a Thermomix too!!!…. and an orange KitchenAid!!!!… never thought there were Thermomix in the States…;-)))
Enjoy your kitchen!!
Regards from Spain
Wow, what a lovely kitchen! If your dishes were fantastic before I can’t imagine how georgeous the new will be!
Gorgeous photos and wonderful recipes — a lovely blog you maintain here. Will be around often and looking forward to all that you’ll create in your beautiful kitchen! Happy holidays!
I love your kitchen! I live in Switzerland and my daughter eats Birchermüesli every day for breakfast. Minus the nuts, but with different (seasonal) fruits and berries. Your version would be something for the weekend, I guess…
I LOVE your kitchen! Lovely lovely lovely. And look at all those lights!! :). I’m looking forward to seeing more lovely photos and recipes from the new place.
Your new kitchen looks amazing! Can’t wait to see what goodies you create there! And of course I’m curious to see all the new pictures!
Bientôt 2 ans, déjà…en tout cas ta cuisine est magnifique…
My favorite breakfast! Great photos, such a pretty house. Glad to see the big chalkboard is still a part of the new kitchen.
P.S. Happy belated 5th anniversary to La Tartine Gourmande, my favorite blog.
Magnifique, lumineuse, colorée et accueillante. Tu nous donnes envie de cuisiner et de bien vivre 🙂
Bon courage (nous attendons patiemment 🙂
Beautiful Kitchen Bea, can’t wait to try this breakfast. I would love to get a Thermomix on my next trip home (France), and was wondering if you had any advice on plugging it to US outlets.
I just love the red printed tasses! I have never had muesli – looks like a good opportunity to try!
The kitchen looks wonderful. Enjoy!
gorgeous! I so wish I had a prop room . . .
so gorgeous kitchen!
waiting for your yum bright from here~~~~
Oh JOY, a prop room! Can’t wait. After seeing a blogger’s pantry, the next thing in order is to see their prop collection.
YES.. I know how you feel, we planned for over 10 years for our dream home…it took three years from the day we started planning, and we STILL don’t have any grass in our yard…eeek…so we have not perm really moved in yet.. you and I have similar tastes. having a room dedicated to props…. and where the natural light comes in all day long… that would be perfect, right?
I really like the red and white cups… the ames.. chair… I’ve been looking for a black one everywhere = ) as usually.. everything looks super fab!
i dnt think u realize how many people are going to want a kitchen just like this! it’s just beautiful! i want one!
Un bien bel espace que cette cuisine. Ca donne envie d’y prendre son petit dej’ et d’y cuisiner !
No, you are not alone 😉
Ta nouvelle cuisine est vraiment superbe! Bel espace, belle lumière. J’attends impatiemment d’autres photos!
Et quant au Birchermüesli, je le fais souvent avec du séré aux abricots, j’adore! Mais je ne sais pas ce que le dr Bircher-Benner en aurait pensé 😉
Excellent weekend Béa!
C’est Magnifique ! Vraiment, hope one day I can do So…
I love your new kitchen !!!Hope you put more photos here soon 🙂
Lovely kitchen Bea and good lighting.. I know what you mean. We have been pretty busy too with so many things demanding time and attention. Yes, how time flies. Happy Birthday to Lulu.. Hugs..
C’est un de mes petits-déjeuners préférés aussi! Personnellement, j’y rajoute également des graines de courge et de tournesol, pour un petit côté extra croquant en plus 🙂
I LOVE your new space. I love all the white, with pops of happy colors, textures and patterns. Congratulations on your new nest!
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The kitchen is amazing… everything in it is beautiful… I dream of such kitchens. Happy Birthday to Lulu.
you have a beautiful kitchen!
The light in your kitchen is indeed special. It already looks like a very happy and loved place.
You are right, I always forget how tiring and time consuming moving house is as well – even if I do that all too regularly. But it is rewarding, in the end.
Oh my.Your kitchen its amazing,and your pictures are,as always,colorful and full of life.
I wish you,Lulu and P. days with smiles and cookies 😀
Merry christmas,Happy birthday to Lulu,
and one more time,congrats!
You blog make my how day shine.
love your new kitchen and cookery and whish you a lot of energy to do all the things you want to do, but don’tforget to rest. love, riet:)
Tu n’es pas toute seule (sauf que je n’ai pas de magnifique cuisine comme la tienne) on partage les memes imperatifs et meme envie
Bon courage et bonnes fetes
A très bientot
Love your photography, and I LOVE museli! Such a great breakfast to start the day… whether you’re skiing in the Swiss Alps or not 🙂
I smiled as the morning sun hit your breakfast and for a moment I was there. All is warm. All is bright. Happy week before Christmas Eve.
Une cuisine fcnctionnelle et magnifique! Bravo. C’est pas facile les rénos, mais quand c’est fini… aaaaaah….
Une cuisine fcnctionnelle et magnifique! Bravo. C’est pas facile les rénos, mais quand c’est fini… aaaaaah….
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Your kitchen is absolutely lovely, so bright and inviting. Thanks for sharing your recipe for Birchermüesli. It’s my favorite breakfast too! I always use what’s in season and since fresh fruit can sometimes be hard to find in the Midwest this time of year, I love to use fresh and dried apples and dried dates. I usually used sliced, roasted almonds, but I love your caramelized almonds. I’m going to try that next time.
I too have a little one and find myself run down and exhausted this time of year. Don’t forget to take a little time for yourself!
J’adore ce genre de petit déjeuner santé. Toutefois, si tu n’utilises pas des flocons d’avoine “pure”, il ne peut être qualifié comme étant sans gluten. Arrives-tu à en trouver aux USA? Au Canada, deux compagnies en produisent et on ne s’en prive pas.
Ta cuisine est GENIALE !!!!
What a beautiful post! Your kitchen is absolutely beautiful and your photography is stunning!! Thank you for sharing, you’re quite the inspiration.
quelle belle cuisine lumineuse,je trouve ton idee de mettre les ustensiles dans des pots blancs et accroches une geniale idee !combien de temps as-tu mis pour faire la cuisine de tes reves ?
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Yummy! And the kitchen looks amazing! Congratualtions. You must be loving all the space. And a prop room…I can only dream 🙂
Gorgeous! Where did you get those gorgeous red cups??
Can’t wait seeing your prop room, although I know I’ll have a heartache from envy, lol
Wish you a wonderful time in your new home and many dishes in your lovely new kitchen!
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Your new kitchen is gorgeous. I love how practical and well laid out everything is. The breakfast looks good too. Feel better soon!
Wow quelle belle cuisine! J’en rêve…
Thank you so much everyone. Merci beaucoup à tous pour vos commentaires. I love the space. I feel privileged that we could create it.
A few answers. I purchased my Thermomix in Canada, and the cups are from Australian ceramist Samantha Robinson purchased from Anthropologie.
Thank you for the holiday wishes. Happy holidays to all of you. We had Lulu’s birthday party today..what fun to see her so happy with friends!
Wow…. lovely kitchen… so spacious… look at the light streaming in..
Gorgeous! We just finished our kitchen remodel too. It’s so nice to be done, huh? Your kitchen is beautiful! Congrats!
Gorgeous kichen and photos Bea! Congrats! Happy Birthday to Lulu, God bless her
Bonjour, La cusine (et tout) est très jolie, et merci pour la recette…En attendant bon courage !
What a gorgeous kitchen… i have also just moved house and we;re still unpacking. It’s been quite traumatic, but we’re so happy. Do share those pics!
Wonderful kitchen! I love the colors. Is that a KitchenAid in sunflower yellow? I can’t decide between apple green & sunflower yellow…. Help recommended, ha!
What an amazing kitchen, what amazing pictures! So full of light and life. Have a wonderful Christmas week. And happy birthday to Lulu! Tiwo years really have gone fast…
What a beautiful, light and colourful kitchen that is!! The kind of the room I ‘d love to have too! I ‘ll be waiting to see how you will organise the prop room!
Thank you thank you all.
Miss Diane. Oui, je trouve facilement des flocons d’avoine, deux varietes, cuisson rapide et normale, sans gluten. 🙂
May you enjoy many moments of comfort and joy in your new home! I look forward to many magnificent photos with all that lighting.
What a gorgeous kitchen! And an equally gorgeous breakfast! I keep eying turbinado sugar, but I’ve been so afraid I’ll somehow ruin a recipe with it (much as I did with the stevia. Sigh) – this looks like a great introduction into a new sugar for me!
Dearest, I love your style. Thanks for giving me a deep enjoyment this year, I wish you a full recovery of your flu, and a happy, happy new year to Lulu, and to both of you. I am eager to see your prop room!
Where did you get those lovely, red and white mugs? I love them and your blog!
Those cups are gorgeous; I love the photos on your blog! And that muesli seems like the perfect winter breakfast; I think I had this post in mind when I found myself buying slivered almonds a few days ago. 🙂
I just love the colors you use and your new kitchen is amazing. Where can I get the pink cake stand?
Beautiful, beautiful….that is all I can say…Looking forward to new posts…:)
This sounds like my kind of breakfast! I love the different textures and fresh flavors you describe. Happy holidays!
Beautiful photographs, Bea, and the kitchen looks like a dream come true! Love the red Eames chair by the window.
I absolutely adore your kitchen. This is my dream kitchen. Hope that you will have amazing memories in this wonderfully designed kitchen. Happy holidays.
I LOVE Bircher Muesli and have never made it before. Thank you for this! I made it for my breakfast buffet the day after Christmas. I served it with the blueberry sauce and toasted almonds, along with my homemade yogurt. Raves! I also made your Bûche de Noël. I had to make the cake twice but I’ll ask you about the problems I had with it another time. Regardless, it was a hit also. I love the simplicity and elegance of your recipes.
Magnifique cuisine ! ça nous réserve de belles recettes tout cela… je pense que tu dois être bien inspirée !
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Great kitchen too!
I adore your blog; its where I come when I am craving good recipes–but also where I come when I am craving color! Very beautiful images and I LOVE the chalkboard in the kitchen! Inspiring!
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Après des mois et des mois à Lausanne, j’ai cliqué sans même m’en rendre compte sur bircher muesli… Certains diront que ça ressemble à une bouilli mais c’est parce qu’il n’ont jamais gouté un vrai frais bircher… Et on ne loupe pas les petits Opinel d’office pétillants de couleur !! (Je me trompe ?)
Bref, premier commentaire sur ton site (que j’admire) et qui est une ode au simple, au beau et à la nature… J’espère que votre région n’a pas trop été touchée par Sandy.
Hmm it appears like your blog ate my first comment (it was extremely
long) so I guess I’ll just sum it up what I submitted and say, I’m thoroughly enjoying
your blog. I as well am an aspiring blog writer but I’m still new to everything. Do you have any helpful hints for beginner blog writers? I’d definitely appreciate it.
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