Our First Garden

Our Garden // Flour and Fancy

This summer marked the planting of our first garden.  As a long-time city girl, I never envisioned that I’d be planting a garden, nurturing the plants, and feasting on the bounty.  However, living and eating in both country and city over the years has changed my vision of how we cook and eat.  Both my fiancé and I wanted to grow our own organic produce and eat food that we oversaw the production of.

And it was fun!  Each day, we inspected the garden, marveling at new growth and daily changes.  We grew cucumbers, green peppers, two varieties of tomatoes, basil, cilantro, parsley, chives, corn, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, watermelon, and cantaloupe.Read More »

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Vanilla Macarons

Vanilla Macarons // Flour and Fancy

Macarons remain on my mind and in my oven.

After making my Chocolate Hazelnut Macarons, I went on a macaron making spree.  Macarons here.  Macarons there.  Macarons everywhere.  When I overcome a baking challenge and produce a perfect recipe, I find myself baking it over and over in sweet celebration.  And I’m continuing the celebration here with another macaron recipe: Vanilla Macarons.

Everyone needs a recipe for both chocolate and vanilla macarons in their kitchen arsenal.Read More »