I sprained my knee last night. My son woke up at 2am and as usual, he wanted to come downstairs so I could rock him back to sleep. As I was walking down the stairs, I slipped and fell on the floor. Luckily, I had my hand behind his head and he did not get hurt. But… I did. I have been limping all day and yes, I should go to the doctor, but I’m going to wait to see if the swelling goes down with rest.
I wanted something comforting. Something to go with my cinnamon tisane. My son was resigned to the idea that we were not going to be able to go outside much today because ama cannot walk very far, so he was good and let me bake some madeleines. One of my favorite sweet treats. I tried a new recipe with lemon zest and olive oil and it really worked well. They really had good “domes” just like I like them.
While I was sipping my tea, I thought “any excuse is good to bake and give”. My friends always ask me what I do with all the stuff I make. “Do the three of you eat all of it?” . Well, I always save some for C to try and of course my curly haired boy always has to “snatch” a little bit of whatever I am making, but honestly, most of the treats I make end up in our neighbors’, co-workers or lucky stand-by’s bellies.
Today, sitting on the sofa with my leg resting on a pillow, I thought “why not share some goodies with the readers I have managed to capture in these three months?”. Every time I bake, write and photograph something for this blog, I look forward to reading your comments and see what you have to say about what I made. Hey, I love compliments, what can I say!
So next week, I will be giving away two boxes of freshly baked lemon and olive oil madeleines. All you have to do is leave a comment briefly explaining what was going through your mind when you started your blog. What inspired you? What were you doing the day you sat down in front of the computer and created an account? I’m always curious about what drives people. And if you don’t have a blog but like to read food blogs, don’t worry, please let us know what interests you; what makes you read a blog over another one. Is it the photographs, the challenging recipes or easier recipes, articles, personal stories..
You have until Sunday March 30th at 3pm EST and I will announce the lucky winners’ names that following Monday. Due to the delicate nature of the goodies and to preserve their freshness, I can only ship in the US (sorry rest of the world…).
Thank you for reading!