Well, I guess that is why I turn to food. I always know that I can't fail with fresh peaches, tomatoes from a backyard garden, or a good helping of chocolate. so, between engaging in present work and fretting over the uncertain future, I've been meandering around farmers markets and putting the kitchen to good use. A friend from college and I even took this morning to hit up a local you-pick blueberry farm (I only regret not capitalizing on the yoga, as well).
The fresh peaches also continue to remind me that it is summer, though waning quickly. This brings me to one of the purposes of this post, the Mac Attack Challenge. This month's theme was to choose a favorite summer-time film to create your macaron around. Oh dear, there is only one movie that can hold that place in my heart: Gone with the Wind. Yes, I am a hopeless romantic with idealistic notions of historic periods and a peculiar fascination with the Civil War.
Well now, how does one put a GWTW spin on a French delicacy? Here is my line of thinking: Gone with the Wind takes place in Georgia, from Tara to Atlanta. Georgia is known for its peaches. Peaches are in season and make excellent preserves. Preserves go well in sandwiches, even if two cookies play the role of bread. Aha! What about a delightful Vanilla Peach Macaron (AKA "Tomorrow is Another Day Macarons") ?
Overly-ripe, partly smashed peaches (from Pennsylvania, not Georgia) - Central Role
Almond Meringues - Supporting Actors
Cameos: Chocolate Macarons with Cinnamon-spiked Chocolate Ganache - Essential Pick-Me-Up for a discouraged house-hunter
Stay Tuned for produce of the week: making the most of a garden that's not mine. Also exciting, trying to decide what to enter in the DC "State" Fair's Pie Contest (cupcakes aren't really my thing)!