Like the poltergeist in the eponymous movie “Poltergeist”, I’m baaaaack. 🙂 Actually got back the end of last week but have been dealing with helping-aging-parents things so today’s the first day back on the blog. But first news first: God willing, we’ll be grandparents to a baby boy end of March-ish next year. 🙂 First one for both sides of the family so exciting times. ❤

On the blogging side of things, Jude’s moved to one of fall’s bright colors/colours: “orange”, so here’s my first offering: an apricot tartlet from the newly-opened “Sweet Wheat” in Redondo Beach, California, an artisan boulangerie run by French brothers and it is, as my sister-in-law in France said when I sent her some photos, “a proper bakery.” Don’t hate me if you look at the photos and read descriptions of what they have to offer. The first day I had a wonderful pain au chocolat (“proper name”, no “chocolate croissant” here); the morning I left, this not-too-sweet tartlet. Délicieux!

I also noticed Becky is allowing us crazy retro freedom this month with “Past Squares” as the theme. Several she shared are “bright” and “circles and squares.” This hits “bright” and “circles” so, Becky, you get a tartlet as well!

  1. billgncs says:

    almost as good as crispy creme 🙂

  2. BeckyB says:

    Delicious! Thank you so much, and congratulations on the exciting news – do hope all goes well

  3. restlessjo says:

    Looks delish, and many congratulations, Janet!

  4. That looks delicious! Congratulations on your wonderful news!

  5. I did notice your absence, and I’m glad it was for such a glorious reason. Best job ever – grandparenting. 🙂

  6. beth says:

    congrats on your news and welcome back –

  7. Toonsarah says:

    That looks yummy! And congratulations on the forthcoming arrival 🙂

  8. susurrus says:

    That looks so delicious – my forehead is all furled up wondering how I can get at one of those!

  9. Sue says:

    Glad you’re back! An congratulations

  10. de Wets Wild says:

    Happy news, Janet! Congratulations! (and yes, we did miss you terribly!)

  11. Yay, welcome back to the blog! There are so many happy things ahead… I can’t wait to hear all about it. 🙂

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  13. Resa says:

    Walnut! Yes, I missed you.