As my inability to post reliably continues, this piece is being completed AFTER I have finished working in London. I’d pretend now I’ll have more time to write things, but I’m going away for a while, so this poor site will once again be neglected (pats site gently on head).
But enough of my failings, onto the violet treats!
I imagine most UK peeps have had a parma violet sweet at one time or another. Opinion is divided between “euch, perfume” and “mmm, floral nectar”.
Naturally I am of the latter camp. However while rose crops up in quite a few cuisines, violet is scarce indeed. France is the violet powerhouse, and there is even a violet festival in Tourrettes-sur-Loup I half-heartedly keep meaning to go to. Over here, you’ll have to keep your eyes peeled to enjoy this delicate flavour in a format other than the aforementioned sweets or chocolate violet creams.
Ah well, my advice is to consume violet while you can, and lobby parliament in the meantime…
Continue reading London Violet →
If you’re like me, you probably haven’t eaten many rose desserts. They just aren’t that common. Perhaps something soaked in a rose syrup, or incorporating Turkish Delight?
Where rose goes, sugar invariably follows. These desserts are sweet – sometimes excessively so, but don’t let that stop you.
Continue reading Soho Rose Part 3: Desserts →
Nearly two years having passed since my last luxuriously priced afternoon tea, I was starting to crave finger sandwiches and tiers of cakes.
Continue reading Afternoon Tea at Pennyhill Park, Surrey →
In my previous post I talked about our recent macaron cooking class and H’s post-lesson enthusiasm. Fast forward a week and I’m lounging on the sofa being handed a freshly-filled macaron.
Continue reading Macarons →
I’ve stumbled a bit with posting recently. I didn’t want to continue writing endless reviews of everything I had received over Christmas (oh yes, there is more), but I didn’t have anything else to write about.
Luckily H and I had received a cooking class voucher for L’Atelier des Chefs as a Christmas present, and last month we attended a 2 hour macaron cooking class.
Continue reading L’Atelier des Chefs →