It’s been a really busy baking time for the past few weeks. Clients’ weddings, birthdays, friends gatherings, year-end gifts to kids’ teachers. A lot of cakes, cupcakes, pies, cookies…
Like I’ve mentioned so many times, the best gift is something edible. And I love to bake for my loved ones. It’s hearty, homey, cozy. It’s the sweetest gift! I honestly think a beautiful lattice pie is a better gift than any gift cards.
We went camping for the first time last week. First time because I am not a camping person despite the fact that I do love nature. I really do! Hiking, sunbathing, lake swimming… I would do these things for my whole life. But camping – sleeping on rocks and pooping in a hole in the ground? And then a bear comes up and is like, hi, I’m here to eat you. But first I need to rip all of your limbs off. While you’re still alive. Hmmm… not very positive feelings.
My kids love blueberries. They eat them by bowls. Now when the weather is warmer, my husband has started his morning golfing. He will usually bring home boxes of them from the blueberry farm where the golf course is close to. And my kids cannot be happier.
My relationship with macarons is that I enjoy making and decorating them than eating them. And this actually makes everyone happy considered making good macarons could be quite intimidating. And people do in fact enjoy eating macarons way more than making them.
A win-win situation.
This lemon meringue shortbread tart is very similar to these cute tartlets that I’ve made before. If you have noticed, I did pick another hot day to turn on the oven and bake this tart! The stupidity of me can only blame my vicious craving over something lemony.