Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Happy Spring (and What I Did on My Winter Blog-cation)

Happy first day of spring! Given it is the vernal equinox, I decided it was high time to end my blog-cation and share a little bit of what I've been up to these past months.

I visited the Orchid Show at the New York Botanical Garden (true, this is not edible, but the picture was too pretty not to share).

I made a lot of crockpot chicken stock for various soup recipes.

 I experimented with different brussel sprout preparations, including shaved brussel sprouts.

Frankly, shaved brussel sprouts were not worth the effort (could  have just used cabbage).

I made a bunch of macarons, including a new favorite -- cinnamon shells with pumpkin and white chocolate ganache.

Now that spring is here, and the outdoor market season is about to kick off, I plan on posting much more regularly about my latest finds and cooking attempts. Stay tuned.