Le Petit Prince, Simple Supper and Wild Strawberries

14 Aug

1   I was first introduced to the beautiful story, Le Petit Prince by Antoine de Saint Exupéry, many, many years ago when I was in the 6th form and in France for a three week exchange with Josiane Fromage and her family in Toulouse. (Wouldn’t it be just brilliant if she, or someone who knows her, were to read this blog?)  Finding this quotation, “One sees clearly only with the heart. What is essential is invisible to the eye,”  the Fox speaking to the Little Prince, has inspired me to read it again.

....said the Fox to the Little Prince

….said the Fox to the Little Prince

2   A simple supper tonight of enormous mushrooms stuffed with a vegetable and rice mixture, topped with cheese and served with a flower salad from our garden.

Stuffed mushrooms and flower salad

Stuffed mushrooms and flower salad

3   We found a few more wild strawberries in the garden today and had them with some delicious vanilla ice-cream in a little ramekin.

Wild strawberries

Wild strawberries


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16 responses to “Le Petit Prince, Simple Supper and Wild Strawberries

  1. G.S.

    August 18, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    The Little Prince has been one of my favourite books since I was little. I find something new to think about every time I read it. Aren’t books like that wonderful?
    I must have at least three copies of it scattered around along with multiple copies of The Art of War, strangely enough.

    I’m tempted to wander outside and eat my way through my garden looking at your salad. Beautiful colours. Knowing me, I’d probably eat something poisonous though!

    Hope you’re well,

  2. WordsFallFromMyEyes

    August 18, 2013 at 7:14 am

    Your supper almost looks like a garden! I must admit, I’ve never seen flowers on a plate like that.

    As for the quote, very true. A beautiful looking book, too.

  3. dhphotosite

    August 15, 2013 at 6:20 pm

    A lovely post indeed and the supper you prepared looks and sounds yummy!

  4. dilip

    August 15, 2013 at 4:00 pm

    Thank you for this lovely post with memories revived.

  5. northumbrianlight

    August 15, 2013 at 11:20 am

    You have reminded me that long ago I read both his Night Flight and Wind Sand & Stars – both excellent but now I can remember little of them. Perhaps this is a prompt to return to them. I bet your strawberries taste like they used to (which supermarket versions don’t)

  6. niasunset

    August 15, 2013 at 6:44 am

    One of my favorite writers, St.Exupéry… and one of my beautiful blogger friends with her amazing photographs… Thank you dear Sally, it is always so nice be in your world. Love, nia

  7. babyjill7...Marilyn Griffin

    August 15, 2013 at 2:36 am

    I was just telling some friends about your wonderful flower salads…Nasturtiums… I believe you said were spicy???

  8. Jim in IA

    August 15, 2013 at 12:33 am

    Your simple supper looks beautiful and delicious. The berries top the ice cream perfectly.

    Years ago, Melanie and I were walking through a grassy area behind our apt building. We came upon a patch of wild strawberries. There were too many to hold in my hat. We got our large bowl and filled it, freezing many for later use. They are so delicious.

  9. Sharp Little Pencil

    August 14, 2013 at 10:55 pm

    A dinner of simple pleasures combines well with the spirit of this book, which I have loved since my teens, when a friend gave me a copy. Thanks so much for a lovely post! And thx for dropping by SLP! Amy

  10. elizz

    August 14, 2013 at 10:27 pm

    what a beautiful and delicious dinner.. the flower salad looks so inviting.. just curious about the name of the flowers..

  11. djdfr

    August 14, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    A beautiful dinner.

    Le Petit Prince was a gift from my husband. I often think about the part which explains “apprivoiser”.

  12. t h i n g s + f l e s h

    August 14, 2013 at 8:10 pm

    it’s my all-time favorite book. thank you for reminding me of it today. tony

  13. janaline smalman

    August 14, 2013 at 7:48 pm

    I read the little prince when I was going through a very rough time and in a way the story stuck a cord with me and helped me. It is a great story isn’t it?

    • mybeautfulthings

      August 14, 2013 at 7:50 pm

      It’s beautiful and so full of lovely philosophical comments. Thank you for calling in and taking the time to comment. 🙂


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