Community. One single word to sum up one of the most important things in our lives, something that both happens naturally and requires amounts of effort from us to succeed. It encompasses billions of people, and yet in the end comes down to one single person : you. TWD is sugar and flour and skill, but it’s most importantly a community and to make sure we never forget it I’m proud to bring y’all TWD’s very first community feature : Our Secret Ingredients! Enough of the serious reflective babbling, on to this week’s winners!
Oh Lindsey… Lawd woman, how does that tiny kitchen you talk about come up with all the slap your g-ma food you show us? Look at those little piped delights on top, don’t they look so adorable it’s like they’re about to speak? Such a perfect back ground too, loving the shade of blue you used here.
This next pic drives me up the wall in the very best of ways. This is everything that a pic of a creamy filling should be, the graceful folds settling slowly into each other make me want desperately to stick my pinky finger right under the pouring and steal some!
I love these lemons. Really, as in for a minute I was leaning in closer as if they were telling me a secret joke we share. Sure they’re nekkid, but don’t let that make you shy around them! Citrus has it’s own culture, with a different set of standards about morality… the little tarts.
Y’all, there’s always been something about food photography and the hands that made the food I adore. Food looks nice enough on it’s own and makes for stunning pics, but I find these kind of shots very comforting. They’ve got a certain grace, the proof that behind the elegant finished product somebody laboured by hand and poured their heart and soul into this art.
Next, a woman who can turn disaster into delicious! Marie from didn’t give up when faced with a cream that had decided it wanted to be a syrup when it grew up. Let’s be honest, if y’all had a bowl full of what’s pictured below, y’all would find something good to do with it too.
This really impressed me. Not only is the pastry gorgeous, but this woman pulled together what could be only be called a masterpiece out of what she was given. To be honest, this looks better to me than the original recipe! It will be Mondays With Marie soon, and that ain’t a half bad idea.
These pics by Shari have made me go back a hundred times to look at them again. They’re everything you could want in a tart, perfectly garnished and shaped. Her tart really looks like it belongs in a coffee table book.
Look at these gorgeous ingredient lay outs! Two lemons, compared side by side and both are looking perfect. Really loved how she chose to do both at once, that’s dedication to her art if I’ve ever heard of it. Her photography is something y’all don’t want to miss, it could inspire the most anti-baking curmudgeon to get in the kitchen and create something delicious.
Simple elegance at it’s very best.
From New York to Kent to Ottawa, y’all have been country hopping today! Make some tea or coffee, and curl up for a while with these blogs. They’re every bit as good of a read as any book, and they all have so much to offer besides this week’s lemon tarts you’ll be reading for days!