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Tag: cooking

Macaron Flop!

©Kara Rosenlund
So, we all know that macarons are the new cupcake. People take them very seriously… like some sort of colourful culinary bling.
We also all know they are tricky to make and even something as slight as the humidity on any given day can deflate a batch of these pretty little things. Saying all of this I bring you Donna Hay’s Almond Macaron with Chocolate filling Packet Mix.
That’s right. My girlfriend Sally bought me this **packet mix** last week ( I know what you are thinking, but c’mon, if Donna thinks its ok, than its ok.. right?)… so I tried it out.
I think the low rate of success had more to do with me rather than Donna’s mix. Donna’s mix was brilliant, my results were poor. I don’t think we make a good team. Im going to give it another crack next week!
K x

Eat Cake and Be Merry

©Kara Rosenlund
Eat Cake and Be Merry… I sure will be doing that tomorrow… and you should too!
I have found lots of different shapes and sizes of baking tins for you to bake that perfect weekend cake in. I even managed to track down what I consider our ‘signature’ cake tin – the love heart… in THREE different sizes: small, large and extra large.. now that’s a lot of love in one cake!
See you tomorrow!
So excited!
K xx

Stock Sneak Peek

©Kara Rosenlund
Would you believe I am actually doing a last minute source for tomorrow’s market. I have been invited somewhere very secretive and very exclusive to have a poke around, so lets hope I find some delights for us all!
Above are a couple of shots of some new stock.
Old English platters, perfect proportions for roast chicken with heavy silver cutlery.
Trio of white French plates with gold trim.
Gorgeous old Tinware for baking cakes and making bread and also a set of cookie cutters.
Generous mule coloured French Napkins with silver cake lifters and pretty cake plates.
Enamel colanders in white and also cream!
Plenty more to come!
K xx

Juice Me

©Kara Rosenlund
Citrus Juicer… do you have one… do you want one… I think everyone should have one… in particular a proper heavy moulded glass one!
Don’t get me wrong, I have tried others, I take my citrus very seriously you know. I have a Philippe Starck ‘Juicy Salif’ stashed in the cupboard (looonng way back in the cupboard though, you know that spot, once it goes there is never comes back.. one of those spots), I also have tried an Italian manual citrus press too (the clamp broke) and I have also been known to use my good ol’ bare hands. But nothing beats my moulded glass juicer.
Whenever we sell one of our glass citrus juicers at Travelling Wares I literally have a grin from ear to ear, its as though silently you and I have a secret that we both are in on – and that is that they may try but nothing can beat a well made classic!
K xx