French Macarons…en Rose!

La Vie en Rose…. Lovely French Macarons from my collection “Jules” Yields 36 macarons (1.5″) Ingredients: 7 ounces powdered sugar 4 ounces powdered almonds 4 ounces egg whites* pinch of cream of tartar** 3 1/2 ounces granulated, or castor sugar … Continue reading

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G. DETOU…..J’ai de tout!

A quick trip to Dehillerin, Simon et G. Detou...j’ai de tout! I have everything!  Now to try to pack it all up and hope the suitcases won’t be overweight! I’m so excited about all the ingredients I’m bringing back to elaborate my French macaron recipes! Look for my French Lavender Macaron recipe to be posted soon, using lavender and lavender syrup from Provence. Working on a new recipe “Lilac Rose Macaron”. If you are not yet following me……suivez-moi !

E. Dehillerin, a must for all gourmets and gourmands!

Specialty culinary and pastry ingredients difficult to find in the US

A Secret Garden…Hotel Raphael in Paris

Consider a cocktail in a secret garden, overlooking the rooftops of Paris, the Eiffel Tower and l’Arc de Triumph! Sublime, Magic…La Terrasse, perched on the rooftop of the Hotel Raphael, avenue Kleber, is a marvelous piece of paradise. Un coin … Continue reading

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