On Friendship, Babies and Macarons . . .

Coconut Lime Macarons

There’s nothing like a new little bundle to turn your world upside down and make the simplest of tasks—like having a shower—seem as challenging as climbing Mount Kilamanjaro.

So of course I was more than happy to pitch in for Charles at Five Euro Food with a guest post after the arrival of his adorable son William—although it did take me a little while to get my act together. However, I must say that Charles seems to be coping much better than I did after the birth of my first ponytail, for he has written a couple of posts, continued with his walking adventures in and around Paris, and hosted a dinner party—all within a few short weeks of becoming a new dad. I, on the other hand, had difficulty stringing a sentence together, let alone photographing and writing about the things I was cooking in those early days of motherhood.

Shortly after I started blogging, my “real life” and blogging friend Eva from KitchenInspirations kindly wrote a post that introduced my blog to her network of blogging friends. Thanks to Eva, Charles was one of the first people that I met and in no time at all I felt like I’d known him forever . . . largely because of his thoughtful comments and blog posts that draw you in and make you feel like you’re right there in the kitchen with him, having a good ole chat and a cuppa. How many times I’ve wished that I was there so that I could sample one of his famous Swedish kaka’s (cakes) or cinnamon buns? (Trust me, too many to count.) If you are not familiar with his blog, I encourage you to check it out.

I set out to make macarons for this post, and I must admit that I came very close to losing my nerve the more I read about making this infamous French confectionery. To find out more about my macaron adventure . . . and the latest trend in fashion for babies on the streets of Paris, please pop over to Five Euro Food.