Sunday aft..and the rain is pelting down in my little corner of the world..I kind of love that sound after quite a few days of sunshine..
The weekend was nice..
Friday we went to the market..Jean -Talon.. and Milano's.. we bought some goodies.. Blueberries.. cherries..apricots...corn..
It was a feast for the eyes..the market was alive with tourists..vacationers.. locals..
I had seen Heather Christo's recipe for a Buttermilk Cherry Almond cake..and we were having friends for dinner~So for certain the cherries were coming home with me..
To me..this is a keeper recipe..So easy and so good..chock full of cherries..I may have added a bit more than her recipe called for..Un petit délice!
You can find her recipe here~
Save it.. when cherry season is in full force..for lovers of cherries and almond.. This one could be just right for you.
So many pretty faces in bloom..no need to buy flowers for the table:)
My friends came with their hands full~
Cute cute packaging w/ wooden spoon and a Coffret Cadeau Cuisine /style that I appreciate so much..
Hachette.. 5 books..Macarons..Cocottes.. Verrines etc..Beautifully illustrated.
These types of books remind me of how excited I was to spot book gift sets..and in giving them..Remember Little House On The Prairie?I noticed my daughetr still has it:)
These are for cooks:)♥Or for people who love perusing coookbooks..
I had decided to make Kir Royales for my friend and I... Cassis.. w/ HT..
So cute to find macarons..with Cassis in the book when we came in and browsed..
They brought an appetizer..that we thoroughly enjoyed..I may make this for an upcoming birthday~
Caramelized Onion Dip~
From Real Simple~
I have to say..my friend has such a gift for presentation..
No match was Real Simple's photo compared to her presentation..Just wish my photos had been better.. but 4 hungry adults..:) You know how it is..I dove into that dip..:)
The caramelized onions..makes this dip a kick above the rest~
We had Gazpacho.. Overnight No Knead Parmesan Thyme Rolls, Bobby Flays' Thai Chili Lime BBq'd Shrimp and Scallops(his recipe calls for just shrimp..we like to add the large scallops..so tender done this way.. I also marinated mine longer than they recommend..and adjusted the heat factor..)..Rice with the preserved lemons.. there was corn..but we forgot to grill it..(I don't think it would have been fantastic anyways..:) ) the above mentioned cake ,and mini ice cream sunday tortes.
Have to take advantage of outside while so many pretty faces still abound..:)
They are happily soaking up this rain..
Clay pots and plants..these are a few of my favorite things for sure~
Have a good week~