Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Maple~icious~ And Geraniums~









When I brought 3 geraniums in last October..I knew one was iffy..2 seemed ok..well they were..
I've been over the moon at seeing them bloom indoors this March~ and April~
They brighten up the sink area so much..♥
I placed them in  a basement window and kept them moderately watered..all of a sudden..the blooms happened!

It's  maple syrup time here..So I have been making maple things..  unfortuantely the macarons ended up in the garbage:(
I hate when that happens.. new recipe..not meant to be..
But..
Jacques had clipped a page from Costco Connections of all places..
For a maple syrup glazed chicekn recipe..

I  just happened to notice the Maple Walnut Biscottis~

By Marcy Goldman nonetheless.


La Recette~
Because they are that good~


View it here..online from the magazine I found it in~

My notes..I frosted only one side.. I added some maple extract..the Watkins one..
Bake them until they are crisp and dry..a bit longer than she recommends

It was my first time baking biscottis in a pan..
Who knew?
You still have to bake again after unmolding and slicing..but it was a great way too I found.
She never goes wrong though~
Do make sure they are nice and dry and crisp when you take them out after the final baking time..



43 comments:

  1. I have a weakness for maple frosting and usually choose a maple bar if I want a morning treat. Nothing says spring time like beautiful big geraniums. You have the green thumb in that department, Monique. I never can get them to winter over well. I'm sure they love sitting in front of your gorgeous kitchen window.

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  2. But they were cast offs in a basement window:) Until early March:)

    Try again:)
    I am sure your thumb is greener than mine..and your climate way warmer!
    I LOVE maple too:)
    You should have seen my maple macarons this morning..
    Only Mr Glad got to see them:(
    Talk about fiasco!

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  3. Oh, I love your kitchen window, Monique.

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    1. If there is one spot I spend a lot of time on..it's there:) If tiles wore..there would be a dip like in old old well worn stairs:)
      Thanks Donna.

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    2. I love the view of your kitchen window, just happened upon your blog and it's gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Sorry to hear about the maple macaron fiasco. I had a dessert flop recently with a new recipe, and the next morning I had to wash all the baking dishes. Like rubbing salt in a wound!

    How nice that Jacques clipped the maple syrup glazed chicken recipe. I have a chicken brining in a maple syrup mixture. Tried and tested ;-) Don't need any more flops this week.

    I'd like to make some maple biscotti. We are maple lovers.

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    1. I have to say the chicken brining in mple syrup has caught my attention:) have you posted the recipe before?
      You re so right..cleaning what you used to make the flops..:(
      No flush of joy:)

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    2. I'll be posting the recipe for the maple brined chicken on my blog soon, but in the meantime, very easy peasy. 1 whole 3 lb. chicken, 1/2 cup maple syrup, 1/2 cup salt, 1/2 bunch fresh sage, and enough water to submerge the chicken. Mix syrup, salt and 1 cup of water to dissolve. Put chicken in a large bowl and pour the mixture over it. Add enough water to cover completely. Brine for 8-24 hrs. Remove from brine and pat dry. Brush chicken with some EVOO. Roast 375 for about 40 minutes.

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    3. That sounds..delicious:)Thank you Debbie.

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  5. I love all of the light coming in through the kitchen windows into your pretty kitchen. The geraniums are a treat. Who knew? Thanks for the recipe ideas.

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    1. Just feed..I should have mentioned that..I started feeding in January..ish.....
      Have a great dy Gail..

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  6. How wonderful to have the geraniums blooming right now. That would make it seem like summer. I have never had much luck with bringing things in for the winter except two palms we have had for years. In my ideal life I would have an orangerie!
    Your kitchen is beautiful. No wonder you always get such great pictures.
    I love the glaze on the biscotti! I am so hungry for something yummy and filled with carbs like this.

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    1. I would love to try a lemon tree:)
      I lost my lavendar topiary..due to time away..that one is or was the finickiest..
      I seem to have flowers on an olive tree..I wonder?:)

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  7. Monique those biscotti look beautiful. I love Maple Walnut anything. I am like my father in that. He does too. I will try these.
    You do have a beautiful kitchen my dear friend. How very filled with light and love.
    XXOO

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    1. Maple ws loved by my parents too:)
      Hope your dad's move is coming along Marie:)

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  8. Such a pretty window shot you've taken, showing your over wintered geraniums, which look full of lots more buds ready to bloom. I've only managed to keep one of mine, but it's still looking straggly and no sign of buds yet. After seeing yours looking so healthy I think I'll re-pot it and give it a good feed. It was most unusual to read that you had a disaster in your kitchen with your macarons, but your biscottis look delicious.

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    1. I did feed..I think that is the difference!

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  9. I am most impressed with your geraniums and how well they wintered over. They look so lovely and welcoming. I really like how much light you have in your kitchen. We chose our last house based on the light and view from the kitchen window, so so important. You've inspired me to make biscotti again as yours looks so pretty frosted. Don't you love it when husbands clip a recipe?
    Sam

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    1. I do love it ..it does not happen a lot..but it does:)
      Gives me ideas..
      Light is a feeling..I find..so important in my climate..views too:)
      Grateful.
      You never know how long you have to enjoy them..one day we will have to get a different type..I hope light will be there too:)

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  10. I love geraniums and maple syrup! Those biscottis look fabulous.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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    1. It almost sounded like a new recipe Rosa..Geraniums and maple syrup:)
      maybe there is one in there somwehere...

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  11. I LOVE the beautiful light in your kitchen! And your geraniums are clearly flourishing - mine are quite wimpy at this point, but blooming their pale pink. And baking biscotti in a pan? I'll definitely try these! Could you check the amount of maple syrup for me? I think it says 3/4ths a cup. Merci a bunch and have a lovely day!

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    1. 1/4 cup Katrina.. and 1 tbsp in the glaze..do add flavoring if you have:)
      Let me know if anything else is uncler..
      It's my first flourish yr with geraniums..
      So it's a do gain:)
      You too have a great day!

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  12. The biscotti looks so wonderful! A maple frosting is always so delicious. I have a weakness for geraniums, and how wonderful they wintered over so well. It looks like spring is here. Joni

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  13. Un peu de fleurs dans la maison égaie fortement, nous cueillons quelques jonquilles il y a quelques semaines, pour égayer la cuisine :)

    Bonne fin de semaine

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  14. your kitchen is so beautiful, and I never knew you could grow geraniums indoors, what a beautiful burst of color this time of year. Geraniums are so European to me, I love them.
    Real maple syrup is just the best, and the biscotti look so delicious, its been too long since I've had any. Hopefully soon now that this reminds me, I love it dunked in coffee :)

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    1. If you lived next door jenni..you would have treats coming out of your ears:)
      They will look terrible for a while your geraniums once you bring them in:)
      There is a Liquor Store here in town..with huge south facing windows..I can't tell you how big their geraniums got..and a health food store..again huge windows..huge geraniums:)

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  15. I think we must get different issues here in the U.S.! Here we get one issue each month and neither March nor April had cooking with Maple syrup. But then, that does make sense for Canada :) These sound like delicious little treats and I didn't know about the pan either.

    Your geraniums look beautiful! You have the perfect kitchen counter for them with all of the sunlight coming in. Such a beautiful color too. I find myself buying more geraniums each year because the Japanese Beetles don't bother with them too much. My poor roses on the other hand :((((

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    1. You even have different products..I have not shopped at one in the US..but I know:)
      I am going to gete more also:)
      Oh those chafers..I squish them but it makes me sick and there is no controling them at all..Slugs on the dahlias..The beetles ..
      Yet we LOVE to garden!

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  16. I am not very good with plants and not sure I would do well with geraniums but I like them. Thanks for sharing the recipe for biscottis, never seen any with Maple before.

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  17. Oh boy those biscotti look fabulous! Off to save the recipe!
    I love you kitchen window and the sink...and guess what? Your faucet is just what i am looking for...the perfect Bridge faucet!
    It is amazing that your geraniums over wintered in your house...you truly have an emerald green thumb!
    Bisous xoxoxoxo

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  18. Those geraniums are just spectacular Monique. I am definitely trying that next year, such a lovely burst of color. How fun to live in an area where maple syrup is made. I love all things maple and your biscotti look wonderful. I've found some great recipes in the Costco magazine. One more reason to love Costco, right? :)

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  19. These look wondeful. I will have to hop over and visit the recipe.

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  20. A yummy post & I love the geraniums against the pure white background. They are tapping trees in my neighborhood, it's so delightful to see the excitement of the children, going out to check the buckets!

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  21. My excitement is seeing the snow melt:)
    We've had rain and it is helping.
    I must admit Costco shopping is my husbands thing..I go..and buy tulips sometimes a book ..and yes clothes..
    LOL yes I am a fashionista.Costco clothes:)Their basic balcks in all things re VG..
    I like small interesting little shopping places..more than warehouses..:)
    Have a lovely weekend everyone..

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  22. Hello dear Monique, I remember geraniums flowers from back home, every house had them-)) I love the smell of the leaves, still remember it-)
    Biscotti looks very tasty, my favorite ingredients in them-)

    Hugs,

    Yelena

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  23. The geraniums look lovely! I was going to try and save some last fall, but then M got sick and it was the last thing on my mind. I will check the recipe. M doesn't care for them so I usually but Nonni's!

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  25. I have some of your wonderful Canadian maple products that I won and I think your biscotti would be a perfect recipe to use them in.

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  26. j'aime bien l'idée de les glacer, les biscotti ... Histoire de les rendre encore plus délicieux ! Allez, cette fois, je file ! ;o) Rebises et à très vite !

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