Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Cod Fish, filters and macaroons
I can't seem to sleep past 6:30 this week (and past weekend for that matter). Not that I mind horribly, I tend to get a lot more accomplished in the wee parts of the morning. I put on the coffee, check my email, read a book, watch Andrew sleep. He's much more elegant of a sleeper than I. I wake up with my top lip adhered to my gums, mouth hanging wide open--like the unnerving combination of a cod fish and rabbit. Not very pretty.
The photograph is of me on one of our walks down to Borders this past weekend. I have to ask, it's a very bloggy-sort of question: do you like filters? Digital filters you can administer to your photographs to pump the saturation, soften the edges. I'm on the fence about them and would love to know what you think!
1 1/3 cup of flaked coconut 1/3 cup of sugar 2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour 1/8 teaspoon salt 2 egg whites 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract Stir all dry ingredients together. Add egg whites and vanilla. Mix well. Drop rounded spoonfuls onto a greased sheet and bake for 20 minutes in a 325 degree oven.
Voila! You have macaroons. I think I ended up baking mine for 23 minutes, taking them out when they were caramelly brown at the bottom. Be prepared, they call to you the moment they are out of the oven. Taste wonderful with chai tea!