The Tarte au Citron Meringuée!

I am on a diet. Actually, let's say I have started eating responsibly: that sounds a little less miserable.

Like so many others, the Christmas season affected my waistline and now I am truly paying for it. 

January was freezing. How could I simultaneously starve myself and be cold? So, the gorging continued well into February. It wasn't until mid-February that I finally put my fat foot down. And I've been quite disciplined ever since. 

Why is it that when you deprive yourself of something you want it more than ever? I don't cook or bake; my husband is the "chef" in our household. However, recently I have been craving nothing but desserts!

I am googling pastries, reading Joanne's food blog, signing up for La Cuisine macaron and Le Dolci cupcake baking classes and searching for recipes online that I have zero intention of following through on. I even started to salivate when I saw pictures of pie pops! A concept I didn't know existed until yesterday.

But it was while I was reading Kerrin Rousset's blog that my eyes feasted on the most heavenly piece of dessert I have ever seen! My eyes popped right out of my head. Surely, this is the crème de la crème of desserts.

Tarte au Citron Meringuee

The Tarte au Citron Meringuée comes from a café in the Marais district, Le Loir dans la Théière. It looks ridiculously good and I am going to find out how good! 

In May, I will be back in Paris. The first thing I am going to do is drag one of my friends to Le Loir dans la Théière and break my disciplined diet! I cannot possibly pig-out by myself—in public anyway.