lavender peach macarons

lavender peach macarons

  baking with lavender always makes me feel a little weird. it has a lovely taste, but using even a quarter teaspoon too much can quickly make a flavor go from 'delicately floral' to 'hotel soap.' in this recipe, finely ground lavender buds add character to the simple, meringue-based macaron cookie, and any soapiness is offset by [...]

happy sunday!

happy sunday!

over the week, my attitude toward orange is the new black season three progressed from 'pretty excited' to 'uncontrollably jittery with anticipation.' netflix released it on friday, and i'm proud to say that i have watched all thirteen episodes. the jitters were partially due to the daily consumption of the huge cookies and cookie sandwiches shown above. i'm interning [...]

big mac(aron)

big mac(aron)

these would be good for a weirdly themed party. maybe some ironic hipster kickback where all the grub is fast food from scratch? or an american girl doll mcdonald's tea party? makes two dozen big macs i used a basic macaron recipe tinted with cocoa powder for the bun, topped it with a slice of fondant [...]

fig newtons

fig newtons

makes two dozen cookies I think it's safe to say I am the top consumer of figs in North Carolina? Maybe on the East Coast? That's a pretty bold statement, I know. I eat about five every day (yes, every day - I brought a bag to Nicaragua) which equates to roughly 150 pounds a [...]