Petale de rose macarons
Sundays in the Marais flower shops are open. As I passed by Double Pensee on 35, rue Archives 75004
I was enticed...
Inside Double Pensee (what does that mean? Double thoughts or thinking twice?) was like a million other Paris flower shops - full of bouquets.
Outside were a million little colorful buckets of flowering plants for your balcon.
Who could resist?
Even though I didn't have a balcon and knew I could never bring my little rose through US customs. I left it for the apartment caretaker.
Off in the Loire vallee I picked up rose petals off the ground to paint.
*No rose bush was harmed for this post.
It's easy to gather your own petale de rose while you may - just grasp the head of the rose in one hand and give the stem a good twist. Stash your rose petals in a plastic veggie bag releashing all the air and store in the fridge. Voila you have rose petals to paint or throw at the bride.
Did you know Pierre Herme created a rose macaron with perfumer Jean-Michel Duriez this spring - Delicious! You can find tea made from rose buds at Fauchon and Cafes Richard. And rose jelly from Au Nom de la Rose.
And you can buy French coffee watercolors here on Monday!