macaron en rose

country manor
macaron vase

club macaron
I dedicate this post to my husband. Thank you for all that you do and all that you are.


Milk Chocolate Macarons
The macaron recipe can be found here. The recipe for the filling follows:
Milk Chocolate Ganache
168 g milk chocolate, chopped
77 g heavy cream
20 g butter, softened
Place chopped chocolate in a bowl. Boil the heavy cream and pour the boiling cream over the chocolate. Allow to sit for 2 or 3minutes. Stir. Stir in the butter. Chill until the consistency is spreadable.
Bon Appetit!


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  1. So beautiful! Your photos are amazing. I love Khalil Gibran, had no idea he lived in New England. I don’t think I dare attempt macarons, but what a lovely post!

  2. i have always admired khalil’s thoughts on parenting/raising children. had no idea he lived in new england.
    speaking of NE, are you getting this humidity? it’s just been awful lately. i need dry air and fast.
    that 1st photo is breathtaking…

  3. Just beautiful and ever so evocative. Well written, gorgeous pictures and feet that win my heart each time I look at ’em { read many times over}! I love Kahlil Gibran too. Lucky Mr Man and lucky you too!
    Those pictures are amazing, and so are you!

  4. El. What can I say? You are a soft place to fall. Beauty. Artistic peace. I did not know Kahil Gibran was a New England resident. I have all of his books and have read The Prophet many times. I love seeing the world through your eye.

  5. OMG! How beautiful is this blog post? I’m really lost in these pictures. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a macaron look so good. I’d like to hang these photos on my wall in a frame :>)

  6. I’m in love with this post! Jeesh you have some lucky husband. Did you make these macarons for him? What brand of chocolate do you use? Beautiful, beautiful.

  7. Wow, it looks so delicious and so beautiful! Your blog is so great! Your photos take my breath away! Thank you so much for your comment on my photoblog!
    I add you to my linklist on my daily life blog, I hope it´s o.k.!!!!
    Have a nice day,

  8. Stunning, El. Like Anna, I didn’t realize that Khalil Gibran had lived in New England. Thank you for the education AND for sharing the gorgeousness!

  9. This is truly magical. I love Khalil Gibran. The Prophet was incredible. Where did he live in New England? I’m sure he would have loved one of our macarons while he was writing. Your photography is sensational.

  10. Beautiful – but not too beautiful to eat! Chocolate ganache would get my vote for the best macaron filling.

    Love the peony photos El!

  11. I absolutely adore the filters you used, I am a huge fan of using filters. I wanted to ask, do you sometimes use egg white powder in your macs?

    I’ve been using a bit of it, rather than letting my eggs stew out for 24 hours, none the less, the photos are stunning.

  12. A truly meaningful poem. Love the pictures and the macarons .. have to make a batch soon. Have had my ups and downs lately with this finicky cookie. Hopefully the next batch is an “up” one!

  13. I’ve just stumbled upon your blog and it’s absolutely beautiful. Your photos are breathtaking and writing, poetic. I need to make a batch of macarons, now.

  14. Here’s a couple of quick answers to your questions:

    Nuts & Berries- it’s a Nikon D5000

    Girl- Just a pinch but I still age the egg whites.

    Thanks for the comments!

  15. Oh, what a beautiful post!!!
    French Macarons are one of the things I can never seem to perfect!! But seeing these I might need to give them another try!!

  16. Well that was a fresh breath of romantic everything! Just lovely. My husband is my knight in shining armor, but has told me over and over that he “just doesn’t get” poetry. *sigh* He does get food though. 🙂

  17. I wish I could bake macarons. Mine always fail big time. Yours are perfect. How did you get that pretty pink color. Stunning photographs as well.

  18. I just had to come back, El… for a little inspiration on this lovely morning. What beauty here. I learn more each time. I am a completely different person with a completely different voice, but in my next life, I hope to have a voice and an eye like yours.

  19. Amazing, El. The post itself and the macarons. I love the picture of the peonies and am impressed with your success with macarons (I haven’t reached any kind of success myself). Happy weekend!

  20. El-thank you-you would like the French cooking book-it includes many basic recipes stock, pastry etc and technique tips which I always like.

    Have you ever taken cooking classes in Paris if so do you have any suggestions?

    Thank you,

    To a fellow lover of Paris.


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