1. How NOT to make macarons. Well. I tried. They looked OK, but they were hollow in the middle. Grr, my fight with egg whites goes on. According to this wonderful write up macaron how-to/troubleshooting, it appears I had “Too much air beaten into the batter during the ‘macaronnage’ ” (blog post by Mercotte). Oh well, they tasted alright. Besides, the best part of baking something new is trying it out – and y’know making lots of cookies till you get it right! There’s always next time! (Pictures to come, in the meantime, enjoy this beautiful photo from Tartelette & her recipes. So pretty.)
2. I love this Victorian Ornaments 2 typeface at Veer, the”of” & “and” symbols are super cute!
3. I can’t wait for spring! According to the weather forecast, it will reach nearly 70 degrees this week in Chicago!! I am so excited for warm weather!
(p.s. here’s my pix from the macaron trial)