AND, I never knew that the Chambord black raspberry liqueur originally came from this chateau. Made on premises, the liqueur was introduced to King Louis XIV in the 17th century and remained a staple for their stately dinners.
"Whole raspberries and blackberries are steeped in French spirits for a period of several weeks to produce a fruit infusion. This infusion produces a distinct raspberry flavor and aroma. After the infusion is extracted, a second set of spirits is added to the fruit and allowed to rest for a few weeks. After this second infusion is drawn off, the remaining fruit is pressed to obtain the natural sugars and juice. The fruit-infused spirits and juices from the final pressing are then combined, and finally, the berry infusion is married with a proprietary blend of cognac, natural vanilla extract, black raspberries, citrus peel, honey, and herbs and spices. and steeped in cognac for weeks to create the sweet infusion." Don't you feel like having a taste right now?!!!
The rest is just randomness from the past several days ...
|A Nutella wall--DANGER DANGER|
|Rosebud tea infusion|
|M's French feather collection so far|
Wishing you a sweeeet Wednesday!!! Bonne journée!!