Lemon Macarons

Lemon macarons have quickly emerged as the favourite among my taste-testers and are requested frequently. They are the perfect combination of sweet and sour, chewy and crunch! You can add lemon extract and lemon rind to the shells for extra-lemony flavour. I filled mine with homeade lemon buttercream and store-bought lemon curd. (But you can … Continue reading

Compotée de poivrons

This next recipe is a dish I had at a dinner party that enjoyed so much I hunted out the cookbook and had to make it for myself! The mixture of sweet peppers, onions, olives and basil just hits the spot. This Josée di Stasio creation can be served as an appetizer on its own … Continue reading

Nids de Tartiflette

I first had nids de tartiflette aux Îles-de-la-Madeleine in a small restaurant on La Grave with Pied-de-Vent cheese. I returned home from that visit, my mind made up that I could make them too with the cheese we brought home.  My first couple of tries were disasters and I decided it was not meant to be. … Continue reading

Peach and Yogurt Pancakes

As mentioned before, I love breakfast! These pancakes have been a staple over the past couple of weekends, not only at breakfast time, but also at supper. They were a challenge to perfect as I am used to cooking crèpes at a high temperature and had to test out which low temperature was best for … Continue reading

Dark Chocolate Amaretto Macarons

One of my macarons projects this weekend was to incorporate tea into my recipe. I am a big tea drinker and a fan of David’s Tea. I have two or three (or more!) cups of tea a day and will work their tea into cakes and crème brulées. For this macaron recipe, I infused Amaretto … Continue reading

Strawberry & Cranberry Oatmeal Bake

I love breakfast – cereal, bacon & eggs, crèpes, pancakes! I can eat breakfast three times a day. I am always experimenting, researching, and saving breakfast recipes. I have made this recipe twice already and will probably continue to make it each weekend until I can’t look at oatmeal anymore. It is a hit with … Continue reading

Chocolate Covered Strawberries Macarons

With Saint Valentine’s Day coming up I thought it would be fun to create a special macaron. These treats have pink shells, strawberry buttercream and are dipped in dark chocolate. You can use pink or red food colouring to colour your shells. You can also add freeze-dried strawberries with the ground almonds and icing sugar … Continue reading

Soupe à l’oignon

Following my French cuisine exercise, I made one of my favourite soups. This is one menu item I sample frequently when travelling, especially in Quebec and France! This pot made at least 10 bowls, if not more! You can easily make half the recipe. It’s twice a good the next day and freezes well. The … Continue reading

Black Forest Cake Macarons

Hi Everyone! After much encouragement from family and friends I decided to start a Blog to chronicle my food-related adventures! Please join me as I share my experiences (successful and not-so-successful), recipes, and food photos. I named the Blog “The Macaronista” because I have a slight obsession with baking macarons. Not only are these French … Continue reading