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 [...]

minnesota!

minnesota!

i experienced a week of the midwestern lifestyle and it was so quiet and wonderful! there were lots of card games, grain elevators, naps, and dishes like cheeseburger chowder and lasagna soup. we went to charlie's cafe twice because of their colossal caramel rolls, and i got to spend lots of time with my cousins, aunt, and 97-year-old (!) grandma. [...]