Does anyone else crave sweets when they aren’t feeling well? The thought of regular food may turn my stomach, but a warm brownie makes me feel the tiniest bit better. The past few weeks I have barely had the energy to go to work, but every night I come home with this intense desire to bake. All of the fabulous recipes in the past two issues of Tea Time haven’t helped any either. Last week, I finally broke down and made some Orange Macarons with Chocolate Buttercream filling.
I had no idea how long these little cookies take to make! Three hours to allow the egg whites to sit at room temperature, 10 minutes or so to mix up the batter, 45 minutes to an hour to allow the batter to set, then about 25 minutes in the oven. The buttercream took another 10 minutes to mix up and about the same to fill the cookies. I was pretty happy with this first attempt though. Now that the weather is starting to cool off, I can see a lot more baking in my future.
Speaking of cooler weather, now’s the time to stock up on books for those chilly nights or snow-bound days. A number of authors from a group I’m a member of, Clean Indie Reads, is having a sale to celebrate fall, October 5-11. You can see all of the books being offered, including two of mine.
Thursday is the last day to pick up DiVoran’s novel,. Clear Spring the final book of the Florida Spring Trilogy for free!! So far it has been downloaded more than one thousand times!
Click HERE to snag your bargains!
There is also a fantastic blog hop going on. Some of the stops are running giveaways. Want to hop with me? Here is a link with all the stops