Friday, 15 February 2013

Belated Valentine's

Happy after Valentine's day day! I meant to write this post yesterday, but as is often the case, the day flew by and I didn't get to it before I was too sleepy. Ah, well, hearts are always pretty, right? And love, that's a daily thing too, or should be anyway. I really like this blog post about Valentine's day and what celebrating love and gratitude should be about. I had fun the past two weeks making heart-shaped things with Lois, most of which were edible! She loves to help in the kitchen and though it can be extra messy with her "help" and a little frustrating sometimes, I pretty much always let her help with something.
I don't think I've had rice krispy treats since I was little and it was fun to make them with her. I don't actually like them as an adult (too sweet for me!), but it's a classic treat and so easy to make. We used pink marshmallows and I added pink food coloring to make them more pink.

We also made some heart shaped pistachio brown butter cardamom financiers from La Tartine Gourmande, a favorite at our house! You can find the recipe here. I add natural green food coloring to try to make them look like Bea's in the cookbook.
Happy after Valentine's day! 
I'm grateful to have these sweeties in my life.

2 comments:

Julia said...

Happy "belated" Valentine's Day to you! I love all the heart treats! And you have two adorable little girls!

colourfolia said...

Haven't made Rice Krispy cake for ages. Using the heart cutters is a great idea! :)