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French Macarons

Posted in cooking with tags , , , , , , on March 30, 2009 by thebluepearlgirl


I decided I MUST attempt to make the French macarons that I keep seeing in magazines and on movies (Marie Antoinette, anyone?).  I’ve never even had one before!  I got the recipe from Martha Stewart and used her modifications to make pistachio and chocolate flavored meringues.  I also used her chocolate ganache recipe for the filling and made my own recipe for a cream cheese pistachio icing for the pistachio macarons.  They turned out wonderfully!  I highly recommend this recipe which can be found here.
Laduree of Paris supplied the macarons for Marie Antoinette.  If you are in the area, you may want to stop by… I have heard their pastries are heavenly.

Good Tea & Good Food

Posted in This & That with tags , , on February 22, 2009 by thebluepearlgirl

Last night, my husband and I had dinner at the River House Tea Room… by far my absolute  favorite restaurant in the area! The atmosphere is great for the ladies but the food is good enough to keep the men coming back as well.   Anyway, they brew different flavored iced teas every day… I believe they are all Harney & Sons.  I always stock up on quite a few bags of the peach, black currant, blueberry, and raspberry. They’re just so refreshing!  If only I could get them to sell it to me at wholesale pricing! teehee

Check out both sites and please stop by the the Tea Room if you are ever in the area!