Sunday, 18 January 2015

100 new books, 100 new things

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.

Eh voila!

4 comments:

  1. I can't taste them from here, but they look beautiful :)

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    1. next year, if I get the chance, I'll make them for you!

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  2. Keep us apprised of the new things to experience. A lofty, but attainable, goal, Mrs. Smelt!!!

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    1. I'm writing updates on Facebook Rob. Hope you can catch up with me there too :-)

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