Sunday, December 22, 2013

The Fish Spatula

I have discovered the Fish Spatula. I saw my mother using a folk to flip the fish fillets, and that's exactly what I have been doing all these years. I went to The Cordon Bleu for one of their petite workshops, and the Chef introduced us to this wonderful utensil. 

The fish spatula is thinner than the regular spatulas, and allows the cook to flip the most fragile fillet without breaking it, a must if you prepare a lot of fish. 


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Quatre-quarts aux agrumes - Citrus fruit cake


I love drinking a cup of coffee (or more) in the afternoon, and of course a piece of pastry is always welcome to make the moment sweeter.

I like lemons in deserts, and a Citrus pound cake is the perfect choice.

I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

Bon Appetit!!!


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©2013 The Pink Macaroon. All rights reserved.

Quatre-quarts aux agrumes
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Baking time: 35 - 40 minutes

4 eggs
1 1/4 cups superfine sugar
2 cups all-purpose flower
a pinch of salt
finely grated zest of one lemon1 tsp
baking powder 
1 cup butter, melted an cooled

Preheat the oven to 350F and butter and flower a 9 by 5 inch loaf pan. Separate the eggs. In a bowl, beat the egg whites to stiff peaks with half of the sugar. In another bowl, beat the egg yolks and the other half of the sugar until thick and pale in color.

In a separate bowl, mix the flower, salt, zest, and baking powder together.

Fold the flour mixture into the prepared pan, then bake for 35-40 minutes or until the point of a knife comes out clean when inserted in the center.

The cake is best eaten the same day, but it will keep in an airtight container for a day or two. 

From the Little Paris Kitchen by Rachel Khoo
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Sunday, December 1, 2013


I created "The Pink Macaroon" after watching two great TV shows in the Cooking Channel: "Little Paris Kitchen" with Rachel Khoo and "French Food at Home" with Laura Calder. Their approach to cooking, and love of life inspired me.

The "Pink Macaroon" is about things that I ♥, and enjoy doing/trying.

 I am European by birth, American by adoption.
  I love lotions & potions. I am a California Licensed Skin Therapist. I don't get to practice this life full-time anymore... I still keep up with the trends. I truly enjoy visits to Spas and achieving a new level of skin health fitness.
I enjoy reading, watching movies and listening to music.
I always get seduced by Fine European Pastries.
I love the color Pink

À bientôt

                          ♥ Natalia