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…where are my books? They were supposed to be here on July 3 and they are nowhere to be seen. I’ve gone through all the stages of E.A.T. What is this syndrome you ask? E.A.T. stands for Excitement, Anticipation, and Temper-Tantrum! All baking enthusiasts experience this at some point or another. I’m currently all cosy in the final stage. What the mixing bowl is going on? I keep looking out for that card stuck precariously on the front door threatening to blow away on a gust of wind angled just right…or wrong way. I’m like a cupcake without buttercream topping. DONNE-MOI MY DAMN BOOKS DAMN IT!

This is my first food blog and I am strangely nervous. I have read, followed, and secretly admired many but never thought of having my own until I was encouraged and cajoled by a fellow blogger pal – The Accidental Natural. So here goes.

Although aptly named I have never made neither a Madeleine nor a Macaron. I have yet to even taste a Madeleine but imagine that it would be devine and I am determined to experience the real thing. But until then both I and this online test kitchen will rely on David Lebovitz, and others, for a guided taste tour.

However, I did have the pleasure of tasting vanilla, caramel, and pistachio Macarons at Paillard Café in Quebec City…and I am in love. So, the first and second recipes that I will tackle will be for both of these dainty treats. I have already sourced a regular non-non stick Madeleine pan (Williams Sonoma) which I am picking up tomorrow plan to pick up asap. I will be back with some photos. Wish me luck!