Saturday, September 19, 2009

Home again, home again.

Yep, we're back from sunny France and things have been a bit flat. Ricardo has been doing his books with much swearing and I have been re-hemming curtains endlessly. I did however manage to rouse myself to make one new cushion.
However being in a small workroom with one small window looking out onto a courtyard/carpark just isn't the same as a pale lavender coloured one that smells of seagrass with a view on the same level as the swallows.
In the mean time I have become slightly obsessed with trying to make Macarons. it's well worth salivating over the pictures and descriptions of the flavours at Laduree
I made my first attempt today with a pale pink variety. Sifting...Piping...and cooking. They worked out just OK...a bit soft in the middle though.Now I've purchased a silicon baking mat and some coloured paste instead of liquid food dye. I'm raring to go on the next batch.Which will be pistachio flavoured.
Who knows, I may even get them to look like this...

3 comments:

sallywj said...

yum you clever thing, they almost look like La Duree already.
XXXX
Oh my goodness (tell that to Zeb!)

GinaTricoteur said...

Loved your blogs about France...it all looked so calm and beautiful and a world away from somewhere like London :) Love the new cushion and do admire your sewing skills :) and cooking skills too. I wouldn't even dream of attempting those macaroons but they look amazing, especially in those colours. So damn French...grrrr ...you just want to hate them for all their innate style :)

JoeyJoJo said...

Oooh thanks Gina. It was calm and beautiful until I had a deadline to finish and then it's the same no matter where you are in the world. (I just make it look calm on the blog to impress) xx