My New Year's promise to myself was to read 100 books in 2015. I have added to this by challenging myself to make or experience a 100 new things.
Well, so far I have read two books, and I am half way through three more. As a result of reading one book "Paris in a Basket", I have learned to make two things I love to eat; Tapenade and Madeleines. I have to clarify that statement. I have always wanted to try Madeleines, but only the REAL French ones, rather than the type that come mass produced and sold in supermarkets. When I found a Madeleine tin in a local shop, it was only a matter of time before I test drove it!
We had an English friend, an artist, visit us yesterday evening. He is a Francophile and so it was with a bit of trepidation I served the first batch of the French delicacies to him. I was told that they were perfect. Happiness all round. Between three of us, we devoured the lot! Batch number two is ready to eat as dessert this evening.