These new Milk & Honey Macarons are inspired by the slowly returning sun of late winter and the comfort food flavours of the season. The shells are made with instant skim milk powder and are filled with honey buttercream. This recipe uses a new formula for the buttercream that I think should be foolproof!
It’s the time of year where the first signs of spring are revealing themselves. The dark and restful time of winter is passing and the spring restlessness is coming in. It’s when I start to dream of all the ways I could spruce up the rooms I’ve being spending my time in these past, cold months.
My budget is small and my house is old, but maybe I’ll be able to improve a few things over the sunny months ahead. The dream shed/green house might be out of reach – and I really should remove the troubled chimney – but maybe I’ll be able to rework a chunk of the front garden, repaint the basement stairwell a brighter, cleaner colour, or refinish the hallway floor with the broken tiles. Maybe I’ll scrap all that so I can replace my old furnace with a new, eco-friendly heat pump and the dog and I won’t have to spend July on the deck with our feet in a kiddie pool to keep cool without air conditioning.
This is the time of year for dreaming, setting goals, and making plans. I’m a true homebody and love spending my time fixing up my 97 year old American Foursquare. I can’t wait to see which projects I get to work on this year.
I don’t think I’ve ever been more excited for spring! We bought a house with front and back gardens that need a lot of work late last summer. We were able to do most of the cleaning up over the fall and winter and now I am exceptionally eager to get the gardens in shape for spring and summer.
I’m so tired of wearing pants, sweaters, socks, and winter dresses with lots of layers. I want so badly to pull my light and colourful summer dresses out of their winter storage and throw them on with sandals. Maybe that’s why my new Mint Macarons Skirt is an early spring dream.
I’m always itching to dress for spring at this time of year but it’s just not quite warm enough yet in Canada. That’s why my first new spring design is a heavier cotton skirt in the most classic of spring colours: mint. This skirt was made to be the first bit of spring in a late winter wardrobe.
All photos by me.