29.5.12

two favourites


A macaron birthday cake for Geoff, from the beginning of May, from Nadège. This cake make me reevaluate my anti-macaron feelings. It was so delicious.


Peony season, how I love you.

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  1. I've never had a macaron, which is probably some sort of crime. Nadège looks like a dream and I'm making a beeline next time I'm home in Toronto. And everything about those peonies and the way you captured them is quite simply perfect.

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    1. Aw, it's no crime! It's probably more of a crime to eat a sub-par one. Wait until the right moment! Thank you so much.

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  2. I love simple little cakes like that. Was the cake itself like a macaron, or just decorated with them? I've never liked macarons either, but I think maybe I've just never had a good one...? It's hard to tell.

    (long time reader, first time commenter--love your blog!)

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    1. The cake was just decorated with them, although I think there were powedered macarons incorporated into the icing inside! It was delicious. Thank you!

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  3. These are great. I don't think I've ever seen peonies in real life. I like macarons, though in general I feel they're a bit of a let down- SO pretty, but not that tasty plus they're so light & get over really quick.

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    1. Thank you! Oh, I know you would love peonies. They're just so beautiful! I agree with you about macarons. The ones on this cake were delicious, but I can't say that I would go out of my way to eat more macarons. Too sweet!

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  4. ever since i tried laduree in paris, i've been in love with macarons...i'm glad you're re-evaluating them! it really depends on the flavour, i find - it's been hard to find a good pistachio or rose here (even at nadege). ANYWAY. belated happy birthday to geoff!

    i totally hear you on the peonies...i had a first-open-peony find the other day and wished i could find some sort of perfume or room scent that even came close to the real scent. peony, lily of the valley, and honeysuckle are pretty much the best flower-scents EVER. spring makes me so happy. :)

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    1. Agreed on the scents! Spring is the best. I hope you'll like my post today!

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  5. that cake is really, really cute!!!

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    1. Right? I had to get it (although I didn't have much choice at the hour that I showed up to the bakery).

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  6. of all things floral, peonies really do have my heart.

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  7. Is this peonies photo from your neighborhood? I mean seriously you have flowers like these growing near your house? I wanna live there!!!!

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    1. Yes it is! My neighbourhood is full of them. It's beautiful! Although it's too short-lived.

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  8. Gorgeous photos! That cake looks absolutely divine. x

    Kate {Something Fabulous}
    http://thesomethingfabulous.blogspot.com

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  9. Lovely.

    The macarons I've tried in Chicago are always lacking, while the macarons I enjoyed in Paris, especially at Pierre Hermes, were divine.

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    1. I have always had issues with the texture, but I'm always happy to change my opinion through taste tests1

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  10. Mmmm that cake looks scrumptious! I've actually only had macarons once... they didn't have very much taste.

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    1. Aw, that's too bad. Try again!

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  11. I've never had macarons but I've always wanted to try them (probably because of how colorful they are).

    Beautiful flowers!

    lisaintheevening.blogspot.com

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    1. They really are the prettiest sweets!

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  12. That cake :O it looks like perfection! I love peonies too, I wish they grew in our garden :)

    http://currentlylovingblog.blogspot.com/

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    1. I wished they grew in my garden so I planted one! It makes me wish I had planted a dozen more.

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  13. Such a happy cake!! I love peonies too. I wish I had time to garden this year.

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    1. It really is the happiest cake. Aw, you have the best excuse ever!

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  14. Two of my favorites. I love the Nadege canelles, too. I'm glad this cake helped you to re-evaluate your position on macarons. I think they're vanilla macaron is so good (so plain, I know).

    Happy belated to Geoff!

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    1. Cake and flowers, nothing better!

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  15. That cake is lovely! I love it!(:

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    1. It was pretty and delicious! A great combination.

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  16. That cake looks scrumptious!

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    http://gorgeoushearts.blogspot.com/

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  18. Jane6.6.12

    I've always love the pictures in your blog and I was wondering did you put any filters or photoshopped them after developping the film? They look gorgeous! And also, I've noticed you using the olympus stylus epic and another film camera which is the Canon A-1, I really want to know what lens do you use for the canon? As you can see I'm such a big fan :-)

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    1. Thank you! No, I don't Photoshop them too much. It's just the way film looks, I guess! The only thing I do is occasionally brighten them or touch them up (the place I get my film developed always leaves dust on the scans, so I have to remove it), or just crop them. I try to leave the colour alone. The main lens I use for the Canon is a 50mm one, but I also have a 135mm portrait and a 28mm wide angle lens. I don't use those too much, though.

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