Monday, February 18, 2013

Hopes of Spring and French Macarons

Diamonds appear to be floating by my window as the sun reflects upon the blowing snow, glittering as it quickly passes by, waving hello and goodbye.

Outside, the wind is cold and ruthless, not allowing hopes of Spring to bloom.

But inside, our home is filled with warmth and comfort.  
Love and hope bloom here.
How blessed we are to have a roof over our heads on this bitter cold day.

We are celebrating Family Day weekend here in (most of) Canada, giving us an extra day off to spend in our pj's watching old movies and enjoying the company of family.  Isn't that a great holiday to celebrate? 

I made some French macarons this weekend; a culinary skill I have yet to master.  I chose soft pastels to remind me that Spring is not too far away, even on this cold February day.

There are many variations and many recommendations as to how one can achieve a perfect macaron.  I used one of the simplest methods found here.  I also found this site very helpful in aiding you to achieve a perfect macaroon.  This site  provides you with an in-depth trouble shooting list.

I hope you have a beautiful start of the week!  Happy Family Day to my Canadian friends.

much love,


  1. Gorgeous photos. If your macarons taste anything like they look, I'd say you've done pretty good!
    I can't wait for Spring, our daffodils are blooming but that's about it so far.

  2. They are so pretty, a perfect reminder that spring will come soon! The blue is just the perfect robin's egg shade. Family Day! What a lovely holiday!

  3. You know- part of the appeal of macaroons is that they are so pretty. Happy Family Day to you, Lucy- xo Diana

  4. your photos are always so amazing xxx

  5. Beautiful photos! And what a perfect holiday!

  6. Oh wow! You made those? They are beautiful! And, "family day" is a wonderful day to celebrate... I wish we had a day like that in the USA


  7. you made these Lucy! you are amazing, and once again so many beautiful pictures. I'm so pinning these :)

  8. Hope you get a touch of spring soon, Lucy. It was freezing here yesterday, and tomorrow will be 78 degrees! Kind of a wild swing, but I love my hot weather!

    You pics are lovely, and I think it's awesome that you took on making macarons.
    I don't think I have ever tasted them. What do they taste similar to?

    Have a wonderful week!

  9. Yum! Love fresh flowers this time of year.

  10. Beautiful photos! I am relatively new to your blog and hadn't realized you were Canadian. Greetings from Calgary :)


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