How was your week? Did you all have a lovely Valentines Day? Mine was spent at the hospital keeping a loved one company, we shared Ferrero Rocher Chocolates, conversation, a laugh or two, prayer, and some hopes for our futures. Valentines is about love, and my heart was where it needed to be - at the hospital, overflowing with support and comfort for my loved one.
With all the stress I've been under, I've been taking refuge by reading, Paris My Sweet, by Amy Thomas, while soaking in a warm bubble bath before bed each evening. Amy's story is about her love affair with the city of lights and her obsession with Parisian sweets.
"French macarons are delicate but persnickety. Firm but tender, shiny yet ridged, with ethereally shells and heavy middles, they're miniature studies of contrasts - and deliciousness." Amy Thomas, author of Paris My Sweet.
This quote has me thinking that people aren't very different from macarons. Aren't we all studies of contrasts? Shiny to the outside world, often with heavy insides, tender and sensitive, yet ridged from life? We may be delicate and fussy, but when we are stripped to our core, there is a beauty to be found. A deliciousness of flavors and emotions - a robust filling of love, realness, and human emotion which is a beautiful gift.
I decided to host a surprise giveaway for one reader to win a copy of Les Petits Macarons, by Kathryn Gordon and Anne E. Mcbride. This is a visually stunning book with how-to recipes and direction to creating flavorful, French confections.
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Good luck, my Sweets! xoxo
Are you a fan of the macaron? What is your favorite flavor?