Chocolate Macarons

Don’t even think that I have the ability to publish two posts a day; as I said I’m just cleaning and tidying up my dusty site- and found this over 1 year old post on the shelves desperately waiting to be posted. So no need for small talk when a post is about the French Master! Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the chocolate macarons by Pierre Herme! Enjoy responsibly!

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Sour Cherry Ice Cream

Sour Cherry Ice Cream

Apparently, multitasking is not my strong suit. It has been over a year since my last post, you can see my excuse at the end of this post baloon.  As I`m dusting the virtual dust of my site please help yourself and enjoy this marvelous sour cherry ice cream. So light and refreshing! Perfect for summer!

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Fried Calamari

What is your favorite finger food? Fried calamari is one of my all-time favorites to nibble on during a game or movie night! So easy to make, so so yummy to eat. Only one caveat! I prefer not to clean it myself because it grosses me out. I do not like to see all the organs, the quill and that black mush. Ew! Of course if you want to/have to clean it yourself no biggie!

This recipe is really good; you won`t end up with mushy or plastic like calamaris. Follow the instructions and rings will be crispy on the outside and tender on the inside! It is a promise!

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Chocolate and Lemon Madeleines

When I feel a little under the weather and or just unhappy, I take my favorite blanket and watch Chocolat. I can always count on Vianne- I’m in good hands. When she sees me, she always knows what I need the most at that time. Sometimes she offers me her 2000 year old Mayan recipe hot chocolate, sometimes her rich chocolate cake. It is often the darkest, the most bitter chocolate, but the red pepper jewel chocolates other times. Then as a cherry on top, once they party with Roux and gypsies on the boat, I’m a new person- no fuss, no drama! This happened again next week or so. When the movie finished I was craving for chocolate something. I was already drooling over the Pierre Herme’s Chocolate Deserts book for the last 45 minutes of the movie. Looking at the usual suspects, couldn’t decide what to bake, wanted them all, then decided on these chocolate madeleines. I baked, eat 3, then photographed, then eat another one… HAPPY!

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Hazelnut Ice Cream

It is really annoying how commercials know to push our buttons, play with our prefrontal cortexes and make us buy things. They turn us into voodoo babies, and with every needle we start craving. Frankly, they do not need to tap into the subconscious level of my brain to convince me to buy ice cream. But still it is like giving a bong to a pothead.

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