I love ....white peonies..clay tags.. vintage boxes.. books..the word..:"petit" = little.."Littles"..linen..flowers..twine ,starfish in windows..moments that are irreplaceable ..given to us as a gift to act upon ♥ as in being at the right place at the right time~
On a totally different note..
I love at the moment..
Friday Night Lights..Netflix..
Les Carnets De Julie..TV5,France 2..
GOT left me cold this season..with way too much violence.Truth be told..I have been lost for the last 2 seasons with who is who..The first seasons were better..(who cares what I say).
I am almost 100% sure..John Snow will return.He is the top draw IMHO w/ Khaleesi...
Peter Dinklage..such a GREAT actor..♥ My fave on the show.
Brienne Of Tarth.
And Cersei's figure?
Perfection aesthetically or what? Too long the walk of atonement ..too long.
And I have read many reports..it was a body double..
see what we get to believe?
And how about Audrey Hepburn being remembered for how pretty she was?
She was so much more.
Hopefully Orange is The New Black will get better.
True Detective to come.. Ray Donovan..
that chef's site..Bernard..
this is the second recipe ..I have made of his and will make more..
Remember the Ikea cookies?
When I saw his Muffins Atomiques on Pinterest..I knew I would be making them..I can walk right by desserts..
but Jacques can't and nor can the alphabet boys..
so I tried them..
I don't have the Wilton cupcake/muffin mold he used...but my daughter had recently given me large parchment cupcake liners..so I tucked those in a regular muffin pan..
I made 8 instead of 6..they would have been even higher!
You can make 12 smaller ones too.
I wanted high and atomic:)
They are great and pretty.
I had bought some mini chocolate pearls..and mini white/and milk chocolate spirals..
I knew they would top off the muffins well;)
Here is the recipe..
could not be easier..
all hand mixed..
but you do need a scale.
I love the precision of his scale recipes..
I needed 4 eggs..less a bit..
you have to weigh everything..
I also baked mine on convection..I adjusted the F to Convection..usually 25 degrees less..but keep an eye.
see how high they rise?
I made little clay tags too..the air dry ones.. because I felt like stamping..and making linen roses..
the clay tags are easy..buy no bake..roll out,cut..make a hole w/ a straw:) stamp..let dry..and then glue your rose:)
For the life of me I cannot find the tutorial I used..but Google making fabric roses..flowers..and many will pop us..such as here..
La Recette for the Chocolate muffins..
75 grams unsweetened powdered cocoa
190 grams sugar
170 grams flour
150 grams milk
150 grams butter,melted**
190 grams eggs..(you have to weigh..I needed ap 3 and half eggs)
1 1/2 tsps of baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda..
150 grams of chocolate chunks
Preheat oven to 375
You will either make 6 Ginormous muffins if you have a Wilton pan like his..I have never seen one..I do have a huge 4 cavity muffin pan..but too big..
or 8..like I did by placing large muffin papers in a muffin tin..or 12 regulars.
**since your butter is melted make sure your other ings are room temp..not cold.
In a bowl,mix the eggs, cocoa, sugar, milk and butter ..add the flour mix well again.. add the chocolate chunks..combine..finally add the baking powder and baking soda.
Bake for ap 25-30 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean and see how atomic they really are~
The muffins got a ten from Lucas..they all had chocolate faces when done.
I especially like giving them chocolate muffins outside:)Actually..only outside;)
I have been seeing beautiful food creations..mostly cakes on gorgeous blogs and am stupefied at the plants I am seeing..
please do your research before adorning cakes and desserts etc..with flowers and blooms..
I know they are beautiful..but caution!
Important info on plants
some are not listed in the above list such as ..alstroemeria..etc..
I must admit the tulip stumped me..because even Ricardo has a tulip blossom salad that I made..upon further reasearch..the petals are indeed edible..I knew I had researched;)
So use caution..~
I have been following Shari Blaukopf's blog for a while..she lives where I live..
...and her art is wonderful..in fact Mr Jean Doré ,former mayor of Mtl received one of Shari's art works as a prize for outstanding contribution to le Mont~ Royal ..: "Le Prix Du Mont-Royal".
Sadly Mr.Doré passed away last week.Grateful he was here to receive this honor.
While I was away , Shari posted that she was offering a Craftsy class.
Her first..you won't believe it..so professional.
As soon as I read about this..just 2 days ago..I subscribed..
This online art class..is invaluable.
She is professional..a natural ..talented..
I am hooked.
I love this online class.