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Still under the weather and not really feeling up to preparing an 8 things I love post

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brittany

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case of the mondays

feeling a little under the weather today

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brittany

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Happy Sunday

So the other day I started my day off watching marie antoinette but for the last couple of weeks I’ve had french macarons on the mind

I found this recipe from Delicious Magazine

Ingredients

  1. 50g ground almonds
  2. 140g icing sugar
  3. 2 large egg whites
  4. 1 tbsp caster sugar
  5. Pink food colouring paste
  6. 3 tbsp good-quality strawberry jam

Method

1. Preheat the oven to 190°C/fan170°C/gas 5. Line 2 large baking trays with non-stick baking paper.
2. Sieve the ground almonds and icing sugar together into a large bowl. Put the egg whites into a separate bowl, and using an electric hand whisk, beat to soft peaks. Add the caster sugar, and whisk until glossy. Fold into the almond and icing sugar mixture, along with a very small amount of the pink food colouring. Mix until just combined and evenly pink – the mixture will reduce as the air bubbles in the meringue burst.
3. Put the mixture into a disposable piping bag, snip off 1cm from the end. Pipe small blobs (about 1 heaped teaspoon each) onto the baking paper, spaced apart, so you have about 50 in total. Set aside for 10 minutes to dry – this is important as it gives the macaroons the correct texture. Bake for 5 minutes, then turn the whole sheet of paper over – the macaroons will be stuck so won’t fall off. Bake for another 4 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool.
4. Peel off the baking paper from the macarons, then sandwich 2 together with a tiny blob of strawberry jam in the centre. Repeat to give you 25 in total.

Nutritional info

Per macaroon (based on total of 25): 42kcals, 1.1g fat (0.1g saturated), 0.7g protein, 7.9g carbs, 7.8g sugar, trace salt

Chef’s tip

Cook the macarons on the middle and top shelves of the oven, and swap the trays around once the macaroons have been flipped over. Store the macaroons in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

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Happy Turkey Day

Happy Thanksgiving!

Things I’m thankful for

1. My health

2. My job

3. My grandma

4. This amazing meal I’ll be eating today!

5. music and ears to hear it with

6. God for getting me through this crazy year

7. This sudden burst of inspiration and creativity after a long dry spell

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A face with the name

I realized I never really introduced myself so heres me and…

A Few Fun Facts about me

1. I graduated from FIDM with a degree in Fashion Design.

2. I would love to write children’s books one day.

3. I’m a huge harry potter fan.

4. I want two english bulldogs named spaghetti and meatball.

5.  I drive a 07 xterra but I secretly want a mini cooper.

6. I’m addicted to arizona green tea.

7. I’m originally from Texas but I live in Los Angeles Now.

8. I never leave home without my ipod.

9.  I hate talking on the phone.

10. I’m really bad with money

11. I enjoy making lists

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one more time with feeling

distractions have set in and I’m really mad at myself for not making time for my creative projects. More specifically I’m really mad that I haven’t taken a picture in forever. Photography is something I’ve always been interested in trying my hand at, here are a couple of shots I took a little over a year at santa monica and stuffed in a polaroid frame. All photos are mine so please don’t use without permission or sourcing.

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everything is new

I’m trying to keep the momentum going since lately I’ve gotten into a groove of blogging regularly. I currently starving, I need to do some grocery shopping and I’m being a bit lazy about going down to the store to atleast buy some milk. I would love one of these dishes right now.
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8.18.09

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