It is the little things!
Bonjour tout le monde!
Sometimes, living across the ocean has its disadvantages, especially when it comes to the little things, like snacky foods! I could give you a list of all the things I miss, but I shant bore you, instead, I want to show you a Frenchified-Americana-British-Scottish funky little speciality store that I recently discovered!
Meet Sophie! And check out Sophie's Store! I was instantly transported back to the eclectic little boutique shops you would find in say, Austin, Seattle, San Francisco, or the Hamptons! My senses were overloaded with all the pretty little things and I walked out of there with a sack full of goodies and my wallet a little lighter. Nonetheless, it was worth it, WHY? you ask?! Well two reasons: 1. PORK RINDS 2. BLACK BEAN SALSA (It's a Texas thing!) I'll come back to this shortly.
But first, let's take a tour of Sophie's Store!
As you can see, there is a little something for everyone, no matter what your origin! I played and admired all her items and I wish her oceans of success! I will be back there to pick up some more pork rinds and black bean salsa!
So, you are probably asking... What the hell are pork rinds, Jennifer? They are fried pork skins or as they say in British English pork cracklings! Sound offputting to you? Good. More for me!
I love them, simply love them! I was transported back to Texas instantly and I can eat them to my heart's content, plus they are Atkins friendly! Yeeeeehaww! I love eating them with homemade guacamole and I think I will make nachos with them in the near future. MIAM! YUM! NOM!
As for the black bean salsa...
I simply added water to it to make it a soup and topped it off with aged cheddar cheese! OH.MY.LONE.STAR!
Needless to say, "Hello Texas... mighty fine to taste you again!" I loved it, it was/is the perfect winter dish.
Next time, I may add minced beef to make a black bean chili! I have to admit, it was spicy, something my 'French' palette isn't use to anymore, but nonetheless, I was in hog heaven! By the way, no additives or preservatives, I read the label to ensure it was all natural ingredients.
Also... to my Brits out there living on Frenchified soil... her speciality store also stocks Marmite, whatever that is!
Thank you to Sophie! If you get a chance, you should check it out!
Sophie's Store -- 231 rue de Toulouse 33400 TALENCE
Frenchican Forever!! -- Jenny xoxoxxo
Bonjour et Bienvenue!
Thank you for stopping by for a spell!
I am a 40-something year old American woman. Born in Texas, raised in Las Vegas!
Frenchified for Life
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My intent is to simply inspire you to create something unique and beautiful in your everyday life. The French have this wonderful and annoying habit of seeing the world through rose colored glasses, might as well learn something from them!
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