Kick back and do a bit of baking, that was the plan today.
Made some matcha green tea and lemon shortbread biscuits and enjoying them with a lovely espresso – yum!
Did I mention that I love food? I’m sure I have done. Well here it is again, I love food!
With the months getting colder and darker as we approach winter, it is so vital to eat well and look after oneself.
So here’s a quick snap of my lunch today. A juicy salmon fillet sat atop a mass of peppery watercress. Served with couscous spiked with pumpkin and flax seeds. All finished off with a sprinkling of pomegranate. Super tasty and great for boosting the immunity!
Those of you that know me will know I have a penchant for all things food related. Savoury, sweet, adventurous, plain – you name it!
These little goodies have a special place in my foodie heart. I love macarons. I love making them and best of all, eating them! I went through a period of making four to six batches once a week to get them perfect. There were a lot of mis-fortunate almond ‘cowpats’ that tasted divine but were technically wrong.
A bit snowed under at present and soon to familiarise myself with the unpredictabilities of a new oven but once I’m settled, I hope to write a proper post about the art of making the macaron; however, would I just be re-inventing the wheel? I’ll think on it.
Whilst researching on my baking adventure, I found these sites which were particularly useful:
Not So Humble Pie
Plus, Sucré- Ladurée was a fantastic recipe book from the Parisian patisserie that invented the modern macaron in its form we know and love today.
So a photo of my macarons with chocolate ganache to tempt you all, there will be more food related photography and write ups to come.
Signing off for now folks!