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Mactweets June – Rumble in the Jungle

When I saw that Mactweets’ June theme was “Take a Walk on the Wild Side“, I had but one thought in mind: jungle. And when I think “jungle,” I think this book: I used this when I taught English at the British Council in Paris years ago and both my 7-year-old students and I absolutely […]

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I do so like green eggs and ham (Mactweets May)

I was excited to see this month’s Mactweets theme: Tell me a Story with macarons inspired by a favourite book from childhood.  I knew immediately what book I wanted to use for inspiration – a classic Seuss: (Image source: Salon.com) Many of you who know me will be aware that I am just emerging from […]

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Mactweets: A celebration

This month’s MacTweets theme was simply that of celebration.  There is so much to celebrate in April that it was left open to interpretation.  Now of course, when I think “celebration”, I think “champagne” and it got me Googling as to how on earth I could make a champagne macaron.  At this point in my […]

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Sucré (New Orleans)

One of the places that was on my list to visit even before I knew we were visiting New Orleans was Sucré.  It’s a little out of the way, off the normal tourist path but I was determined.  We actually ended up getting a taxi there after a long morning walking around but you could […]

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Mactweets – Spring Fling

Basic macaron shells (adapted from Tartelette’s recipe) For the shells: 90 gr egg whites (roughly 3 egg whites) (90gr measured after aging) 25 gr to 50 gr granulated sugar 200 gr powdered sugar 110 gr almonds (slivered, blanched, sliced, whatever you like) 1 tablespoon powdered food coloring (optional) (I used liquid since that’s what I […]

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