Friday, April 10, 2009


i've been obsessed with macarons lately. it stems from spring, passover, and, i must admit, a not-entirely-successful attempt at making them. i found this picture recently and i could just gaze at it foreeeeever. i've always kind of loved the idea of a croquembouche, and one made out of macarons is just so brilliant and pretty.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

a good egg.

were i to go on an easter egg hunt this year, this is what i hope would end up in my basket. i took this photo outside one of the window displays at barney's new york on rush and oak. don't the colors remind you of those little plastic eggs nestled in the grass and behind flower pots, filled with jelly beans and waiting to be found?

i won't be decorating eggs this year-- but liza and i will be working on some special springtime treats! look for the post in the next few days. in the meantime, i'll post a picture of one of my favorite easter projects from two years ago. i went a little egg crazy, and blew out a dozen or two. halfway into the dyeing, my old roommate walked in, grabed a wax crayon, and voila, we had little egg heads depicting the likenesses of our favorite pals:

Tuesday, April 7, 2009


we made bagels. they looked, tasted, and smelled like bagels. GLORIOUS.

i can't wait till i have kids, i can't wait till they're old enough to have sleepovers, and i can't wait until i'm the cool mom who always has the best treats.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

brighter days.

bursts of yellow spotted in chicago's roscoe village on a recent afternoon.
reminded me of easter pastels.