Max goes to French school so forgive the spelling..:)
I guess he figured he or she was English;)
"I wonder how you slip under my pillow~just like that"
Oh Max..I love that sentence.
Oh to be a little again and feel so special and loved ..
Making violet bouquets♥
May..and this is the last day..it flew by..Does March fly by?
Admiring every single apple tree that bloomed and is still blooming~~
I started the second veggie patch..
it will be THE garlic patch ..
but right now my garlic is growing in two other gardens..
so this year..some lettuce..radishes .. beets ,basil,cherry tomatoes..all will grow in Mathilde's garden.
I asked Jacques to make an x~form for me to make Mathilde..so she could frighten the squirrels away:)
In this garden..until garlic is the only thing planted ..
Mathilde is sporting a long skirt I have not worn in years..a jean shirt that has seen way better days..but I loved it so much I wore it out..and a gardening hat..she has to be protected from the sun~
In the kitchen..
I had ..have one..that even on the lowest speed..in a deep bowl..it's dangerous..it beats so fast ingredients fly out..
My daughter spotted this very cheap one but found it so cute and vintagey..I asked the salesperson if we could plug it in..at last..something that's cute and not a weapon:)
For 9 tarts..I only needed 1 egg white..my KA can't beat just one egg white..the depth I think..
Mamina's recipe says it makes 6..for these I used my mini silicone mold..and the cavities are smaller than on the metal ones..so the recipe made 9.
It's a good little crust..Mamina filled hers w/ mascarpone and decorated w/ strawberries..I had some lemon curd I wanted to use..so I made mini meringue pies/tarts..
Then Jacques isn't facing a large lemon meringue pie all week;)
I baked mine ap 20 minutes..not the 7-8 that Mamina did because I was fully baking mine..she re~inserts hers into the oven once filled.There was no need for me to do that..
It's a versatile little recipe..yum yum..
La Recette~ Courtesy of Mamina.
6o grams softened butter
25grams icing sugar
a tiny pinch of fleur de sel
1/4 tsp of vanilla powder
10 grams egg white
65 grams of flour..I may have put 70;)
Cream the butter ,add icing sugar and blend..,add salt,vanilla powder and egg white..add flour.
Put a little ball of dough in each mini muffin tin and use a moistened finger to pat the dough evenly bottom and sides..(I used my wood lemon juicer..floured).
Bake in a pre-heated 350 F oven for ap 20 minutes..keep an eye on them.
If you are going to fill w/ a cheese filling that you bake..bake 7-8 minutes..fill..then bake till set.
Let cool and remove from mold.
Fill w/ lemon curd..top w/ meringue..I used my small crème brulée blow torch to color the meringue.
Enjoy..these would be nice under an apple tree w/ a nice glass of ice tea~
So beautiful this past week!
The date squares are Ricardo's this time..if you make..mine took under 30 minutes to be fully baked..so keep an eye on them instead of setting the timer for 55 minutes and walking away~
Thought I would add my top shelf/left in my fridge..my fave spot..
Son-in-law..s... eggs..crème fraiche..my favorite petits pots yogurts..and fave petit pot beurre..
this company has created a little gold mine I think..it has been around for a long long time..but recently all these petits pots have appeared in perfectly pretty packaging..good for them.
Finding more lids led me to a Metro..and now I have at least 12 more lids pour mes petits pots:)♥
I had bought 12 through someone previously..
I see a collection happening..
the yogurts I have mentioned before..I love the consistency..the butter?
They have unsalted and salted..I love salt..
It is so good! Fleur de sel salty:)
They have many goat's milk products etc..
If you can get your hands on these products..well they have my 100% seal of approval~
I use a Ball jar from my friend Linda to keep the mayo..turquoise also:)Turquoise..love it in a kitchen.♥
May~ June..busy busy in the gardens..
Front and back gardens need tutoring..tutelage..TLC..
The Alliums are lovely ...little exclamation marks in front and back..the garlic..a different allium..look!
Alain brought manure..like fresh flowers to me:)
Forgive the peony hoops..but that bed needs them..
Centaurea Montana (perennial cornflower)is at it's best..
Iris starting to POP♥
I love our gardens.Some are not aging well at all..but still I love them...and I feel Alain's manutre will help a lot.
I enjoy being able to nurture things and watch them grow.
Enjoy this beautiful time of the year~
In a garden..on a terrasse..w/ just a flower box or a few pots..or larger gardens..take time to notice everything..it's a powerful optimism booster....free.