So what's all the buzz about?:)
I have the pleasure of presenting to you Isabelle Lamberts' new cookbook..Miel..which means every recipe has Miel /Honey in it..
I am not a stranger to her beautiful books..I have ..
Isabelle is a French blogger /author..that I am so proud of..I saw an interview with her and literally had goosebumps..you do feel a sense of pride..like when one of our Olympians wins something..I think everyone is guilty of this:) Even if we are not related..seeing someone succeed and do it well is inspirational and fills us with pride for them.
Isa..that I "met" at her blog..Les Gourmandises d'Isa..
is so talented..in all aspects of baking and cooking..not once have I made something from her blog or books that did not turn out perfectly.
This book has over 200 pages and I must applaud the photos too..they are spot on perfection.
The recipes are clear and concise ..as well as the format.
I am a foodie what can I say?
The book covers the appetizers right up to dessert and then some.♥
I love to prepare food for my family..my Littles usually go to a cabinet I have in the kitchen that has a plate rail..and below an open counter that has various cloches../glass recipients..that hold what I have baked..the Littles go directly there:)
So yes..even though the word is cliché and getting worn and old..I am one.
We had rain all day Saturday..
and I felt like playing after I had done some small chores..
playing meant trying one of Isa's recipes..and then practicing some lessons I recently took.
I signed up for Kim Klassen's Still Sunday photography workshop..along with that,came and intro to Lightroom..(which I really had not used..I go to Photoshop..and even at that I am skimming the surface of the surface..)..anyway it came with that intro..and some KK presets.
So I applied little things I learned..like using linen etc..cropping square..and applied some of her filters.
The filters suited the day.. the mood.
It's so nice to hear rain when you have not in a while..we have a metal roof and you hear it ever so slightly..
Jacques had some lovely music playing..
I love the book! Isa's..
I love the Still Sunday class..Kim's
And I loved the rain..
I will make more of Isa's recipes when we finish the sweets I already have..
For my first recipe..I chose..a cheesy savory appetizer..
Jacques loves blue cheese..and I love wine;)
These are for a wine and cheese app.in my opinion:)
Courtesy of Isabelle Lambert,from her book..
1 cup of roquefort
1/3 cup room temp butter
1 cup flour
2 tsps of honey.
Mix all the ings in a bowl until you have a firm dough..roll into a 2 inch diameter log..wrap and refrigerate 2 hours or freeze 30 minutes.
Slice by 1/4 inch rounds and bake on parchment in a pre-heated 320F oven for ap..13 minutes..
I baked mine a bit longer..
We watched the finale of The Great British Baking Show and of course I cried:)
Especially when Ian cried..and Nadiya won..
WHAT A GREAT SHOW.
Then we watched The Chef's Table../Netflix..
so far..so great.
Meanwhile..Sunday ..today..proved grey and humid until 4.30..still.. I had to walk about and see what was happening..or not happening..
Not happening..my beets.. in the ground since spring..and the size of radishes..
so in came the leaves..
The tomatoes are all from our garden..the orange ones are Sun Gold Susan..I checked:)
It's that time of year when production is higher than usage..we are so lucky to be able to grow food.
This is when the sun came out and I was on 800 ISO and ++ Exposure compensation..
Do I sound like I know what I am talking about? LOL I don't.
I am just trying to tell you why it's overexposed:)
so..we have been eating a lot of this:)
When it was still dark and humid..earlier..the anemones were still gorgeous.
They are stellar in gardens..and I encourage you to grow them:)
My small garden endeavour..
When Isabelle first told me she was writing "Miel" I had recently bought Creative Girl..Danielle Donaldson..and an image inside struck me..so I tried my best to make it look like a DD creative girl..by almost copying but I added twists w/ ribbon.. and hair.. and a charm.. and stamps.
I saved a photo of it:)
How could I resist w/ a beehive hat?
More to come from Isa's book.
By the way.. when I published some Citron recipes..I was asked if her books were available in English..I have good news..Citron will be in stores August 20th..naturally called LEMON♥
And out came the sun♥