Monday, December 27, 2010


Merry Christmas everyone!

Saturday, December 11, 2010


Use a Double Boiler to blend eggs and sugar for 5 minutes on high.
The mixture should be frothy and double in size.
Beat in Vanilla and lemon zest.
Transfer to ice water to cool.
Add butter and stir. Then add flour mixture.
FOLD, do not mix.
Cool in refrigerator for 30 minutes minimum.
Lightly flour Madeline pans. I do not use butter.

Bittersweet Chocolate Madeleines - Melt 4 ounces bittersweet or semi-sweet chocolate (in pieces) in top of double boiler (stainless steel bowl over a saucepan) until melted.  Let cool slightly.  Follow the above recipe but add the melted chocolate to the batter after adding the melted butter.  Proceed with recipe. 

Monday, December 6, 2010

Yesterday, I completed the 3rd leg of the CIM Relay Race. It was so much fun and very inspiring. This was not just a race, but an event. Every part of the race was covered with cheering spectators. Those in the CIM ranged from every shape and size and raced for many causes. One group carried an American flag the whole 26.2 miles. We saw a few who were legally blind, others who wheeled their way to the finish line. It was a gorgeous day and couldn't have been more beautiful.

Team Andrew placed 25 in the women's division and 165 out of 883 relay teams!!!