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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. Anna

    28 September

    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. elra

    28 September

    How beautiful El, truly wonderful post to dedicate to your husband. I am sure he is very happy to read this.

    Your macaron looks so perfect ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. vanillasugar

    28 September

    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…

  4. Sharon

    28 September

    Love this. These aren’t food photos. They’re fine art! I love the poem, the sentiment and the macarons!!

  5. I want to eat them but they’re too pretty? How on earth did you get those macaron shots? Amazing!!

  6. Megan

    28 September

    Beautiful poem, beautiful pictures, and gorgeous macarons!

  7. Nancy

    28 September

    This looks fantastic and so elegant! I will definitely try to make them though I don’t think they’ll be quite as beautiful!

  8. This is a beautiful dedication to your husband. We are here on earth for a very brief time, aren’t we? And there is no better than to spend and focus that time on love.

  9. Kristin

    29 September

    Your photos and poem are beautiful. Those cookies look insanely good.

  10. BIg BOYs Oven

    29 September

    truly adoreable macraons! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  11. Rosa's Yummy Yums

    29 September

    Gorgeous macarons and awesome photography!



  12. Deeba PAB

    29 September

    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!

  13. Sheryl

    29 September

    Amazingly gorgeous Macarons you have!!. I can never get smooth macarons all the time.It’s annoying because the weather is humid here all the time..

  14. redmenace

    29 September

    First, let me just say that the photos took my breath away. Just gorgeous! Your husband should feel very lucky for the photos, cookies, and you. A lovely dedication. xo

  15. A Canadian Foodie

    29 September

    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.

  16. Delish Dish

    29 September

    These are incredible photos. Your work transcends food blogging. Thank you for the relaxing pause out of my crazy day. Magnificent.

  17. Mimi

    29 September

    You always leave me at a loss for words. Gorgeous photos and Khalil Gibran is so eloquent in his prose. He sums up life like no other.

  18. Asha @ FSK

    29 September

    beautiful, beautiful post with such lovely words! And, the photos!! so soft and befitting the mood!! Love this post El. And your macarons are just perfection, indeed!

  19. lostpastremembered

    29 September

    The photo is a wordless poem… how beautiful those petals are… really lovely post… many thanks.

  20. So gorgeous, these take my breath away.

  21. Jeanne Marie

    29 September

    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 :>)

  22. Chloe

    29 September

    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.

  23. Frรคulein Klein

    30 September

    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 itยดs o.k.!!!!
    Have a nice day,

  24. Elisabet Figueras

    30 September

    Lovely post and so inspiring. The photos are wonderful.

  25. El

    30 September

    Chloe, it’s actually Callebaut milk chocolate. Thanks for your feedback.

  26. Beth

    30 September

    What a beautiful post. I love the poetry, and the photos, and especially the tribute to your husband. Just wonderful.

  27. Lynn

    30 September

    What a beautiful post. I need to read The Prophet again.

  28. This is just so beautiful El! I adore the writing of Khalil Gibran… There is indeed nothing more important than love. And that energy shines in everyone of your photos, words.. and of course in your delicious macaroon!

  29. Maria

    30 September

    Lovely post from start to finish!

  30. Amy

    30 September

    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!

  31. Ruma

    30 September

    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.

  32. Sally pasley Vargas

    30 September

    Thanks, we all need poetry. (And those macaron photos are poems too.)

  33. Lady Grey

    30 September

    Such beautiful photos… and those macarons look perfect!

  34. chocolate princess

    1 October

    love. love. stunning.

  35. Amy

    2 October

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

    Love the peony photos El!

  36. Sophie

    2 October

    Oooooh,..El!! What beautiful pink macarons & with that chocolately butter filling,…yummmm!

    Beautiful post & georgous pinkish pictures!

  37. Nuts & Berries

    2 October

    his melts my heart. Did you take all of the photos yourself? Do you mind if I ask what kind of camera you use? Truly wonderful El.

  38. Jess

    3 October

    Such good stuff, El. Amen to it all.

  39. veron

    3 October

    Your photos are gorgeous and so are your macarons!

  40. Jane

    3 October

    This is very pretty, meaningful and I love it!

  41. 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.

  42. Jo

    4 October

    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!

  43. Blayne Beacham

    4 October

    My goodness these photographs are amazing!! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog so that I could find you! wow!

  44. eddieross

    4 October

    What a beautiful & special post… and a delicious recipe too!!


  45. Cristina

    4 October

    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.

  46. El

    4 October

    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!

  47. No, there isn’t…

  48. Ash

    5 October

    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!!

  49. Tracie Anne

    5 October

    OOOH. I love this blog! The macarons are perfect!!

  50. RamblingTart

    6 October

    Stunningly beautiful, El. Ohhhh, this post is just gorgeous. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m just getting to know Khalil’s writings and how I love them!!

  51. oh, i absolutely LOVE that last photo! gorgeous! (as are all of the others, too)

  52. kellypea

    6 October

    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. ๐Ÿ™‚

  53. Anonymous

    6 October

    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.

  54. El

    7 October

    Hi anonymous, It’s very simple. Gel food coloring added to the egg whites as they are being whipped.

  55. Damaris

    8 October

    I thought I was being all romatic with my honey bites post http://www.kitchencorners.com/2010/10/honey-bites.html but woah you really delivered much more beautifully than any other post I have ever seen before. Lucky husband.

    Your pictures are beautiful

  56. Your photography is stunning. I aspire to take better pictures for my own tiny food blog. Perhaps a good camera would help, but that’s only part of the equation! ๐Ÿ™‚

  57. Sanjeeta kk

    10 October

    Love the creeper on the wall. Beautiful macaroons.

  58. Sherri Lynn

    10 October

    Absolutely beautiful. The images r so serene and the sentiment is amazing. Lucky hubs!

  59. Gorgeous photos! I’ve never attempted macaroons before but YUM!

  60. Cookiegirl

    11 October

    Smashing!!! There’s no other word for it.

  61. 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.

  62. The Cilantropist

    14 October

    So beautiful and full of romance. Great dedication to your husband, and those macarons look fantastic, absolute perfection. ๐Ÿ™‚

  63. Megan Gordon

    17 October

    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!

  64. Esme

    27 October

    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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