We had a much needed break in-between Christmas and New Years. We all forgot about early mornings and last minute orders. We shared presents, meals and wine. Played with the dog. Cooked around snow storms and wind storms. Froze our butts off and ate fruit cake for lunch (don’t worry, kettle chips provided balance to that seemingly poor life choice) Side note: balsamic and green onion kettle chips should be illegal.
Back at it now with renewed zest. I knew I would have to wait until after Christmas to play, and there’s time now. January is land of the gym, not the bakery. So I finally got to see if I could cook macaron in an oven built for bread. And I can, so the oven is as great as I hoped it would be. As much as I stress over paying the rent in the early months of the year, when people are resolving, or not wanting to leave their office because it’s too cold, I need that time to come up with new ideas. Try new recipes. Remember the joy of baking delicious things. That time is now and I hope you enjoy trying new things as much as I enjoy coming up with them. Making macarons was in the very first draft of my business plan, and I finally have the oven to do it. I can’t wait to explore the myriad of combinations they allow. And the colourful shells should lend a bit of light to even the greyest of Halifax winter days, this day, for example.