Friday, April 9, 2010
Macarons, Macarons & More Macarons!
Last night I went to see my friend Leotard and her pet parakeet Tip (above). If you've been reading this blog from the beginning, you know all about Leotard, how she got that nickname, the fact that she's French and owns our horse, Lex.
I love Tip, who's very affectionate when you get to know her. I babysat her at my place once for a few days, and even though she had eggs at that point and spent most of her time in her cage, she did fly out onto my shoulder and wanted me to scratch her neck and watched me cooking (I use the term loosely, of course, crap cook that I am!).
The latest scoop on Leotard is that she's obsessed with making macarons, specifically pretty pink raspberry ones with white chocolate mousse filling. And I am one of the happy recipients of her macaron-making endeavours, along with Leotard's boyfriend Mark! I think we're all doomed to get fat in the process! Probably not the best thing for me at this point (and one of the reasons why I'm detemined to get to the damn gym!), but, hey, you only live once and eat so many macarons!!!
Her latest attempts, based on a recipe from the famed French pastry and chocolate shop Ladurée, are pictured below. You can see why I'm a happy victim!
P.S. You'll note Leotard's clever coordination of her jacket with the colour of the macarons?? Those French, eh!! What a sense of style! Haha!