Happy Friday, expat spouse! Time for our weekly round-up of articles I’ve found on the internet. Have a great weekend and I’ll see you on Monday.
Apple tarts in Paris
I love sugar. I love fruit. And I love pastry. And anyone who combines all three into a delicious dessert is a genius. I’m beginning to salivate just thinking about it. Yum!
Paris is famous for buttery croissants and airy macaroons, but that’s not the only item patisseries have on offer. Next time you’re in the City of Light, consider foregoing another chocolate éclair in favour of a classic apple tart. Located in the 5th arrondissement, Philippe Teillet serves up a slice of award-winning Americana. (David Lebovitz)
Riding a cable car to work
The Swiss Alps may be beautiful, but have you ever considered their accessibility? Reaching the famous peaks, valleys and pistes is no small task. Between the snow, ice and nose-bleed elevations most tourists prefer to stay in well-serviced resort towns.
However, the local residents who call the smaller mountain villages “home” year-round know how to commute. With an inventive spirit they’ve built functional transportation lines where no roads exist. (BBC)
Helpful gardening tips
In my free time I love to cook. And years of experimenting in the kitchen taught me how fresh herbs can elevate any sub-par meal. Do you pronounce the “h”? Huh-urb! Sounds silly. I tend to silence it. Anyways …I’ve tried many times to grow an herb garden in my apartment, but can’t keep any plants alive. Maybe these gardening tips could help? (Buzzfeed)