Crepes! Also known as the stuff my Parisian dreams are made of. Without fail, every time my husband and I hop the pond, I manage to indulge in at least one fruit-filled crepe a day. And with good reason, they are light, fluffy, and perfect for both breakfast and snacks, like these strawberry almond crepes and chocolate sauce!
For a simple, May-inspired filling, I’m using fresh strawberries, homemade chocolate sauce and toasted almonds. I love the combination of fresh strawberries and almonds so much that I added in a little almond meal to the crepe batter. If you can’t find almond meal, feel free to substitute with additional flour; however, make sure to add the toasted almonds on top! They provide the perfect crunch that pairs perfectly with juicy strawberries and light-as-air crepes…
It’s springtime and that can mean only one thing: Peony season has arrived! It never gets old seeing these beautiful flowers flooding our feeds with their big blooms. I’m guilty of keeping a bouquet (or two) in the house at all times during this period of pure floral bliss.
Besides providing Instagram gold, there is another reason to keep your house stocked with peonies: they are edible (you can see the full edible list here)! Add their petals to salads, soups—or my favorite way to enjoy them—in cocktails! They can instantly jazz up a simple glass of champagne or add a beautiful accent to a delicious mixed drink, like this Spring fling cocktail recipe!
It’s a well-balanced drink with sweet and tart flavors, plus floral undertones that compliment the gin. I prefer to mix with a gin that doesn’t have strong juniper notes that can often mask subtle flavors like the rose water…
photos by Jared Smith
If Mother’s Day weekend brings nothing else, it’s flowers! To add a little flair to that tradition, I thought these DIY floral macarons would be good inspiration for those of you looking for a last-minute something sweet special. Granted, you may have some very colorful fingertips if you’re not used to coloring on cookies with food markers, but they will look awesome nonetheless! Even better if you gift them along with some Rifle Paper Co. goodness, which inspired them!
I also love the idea of displaying the floral macarons with fresh bay leaves on a dessert table, or even on a tray at home in lieu of the traditional floral centerpiece. That or you can combine the two and you’ll have yourself one super happy Mom and Instagram feed. Clearly I have no life when everything comes back to photo-ops. Don’t judge me guys, I try…