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.