ai love photo posts–blood orange chocolate macarons

Apr 10

blood_orange_choco_macs

A lot of planning, time, and energy go into one blog post–photography, writing, editing, and recipes (for food bloggers).  I’ve decided this year I’ll do some short posts that will only feature photos.  Heaven knows I need more practice with using my Nikon and this is a good way for me to do just that.

My models for today were Blood Orange Macarons.  They turned out pretty decent considering my recent bad luck with macarons.  Using blood orange concentrate from The Perfect Puree of Napa, I made some blood orange chocolate ganache.  I am not a fan of chocolate and orange and must admit I am not sure I was a fan of these.  But they were nonetheless beautiful to photograph.  Below is the blood orange puree, which I picked up in Napa directly from the distributor.  I am extremely lucky to be within a 20 minute drive to their warehouse.

blood_orange_macs_perfect_puree

Check out the Perfect Puree’s website.  I purchase all of my puree and concentrate from here.  If you live near Napa Valley, you can order ahead and pick up directly from their warehouse.  If not, you can order online as well.

Here’s one last photo of these macs!  I can boast that I took these photos just minutes ago!

blood_orange_choco_macs_2

Tagged: , , ,

Comments: 4

  1. Heather April 10, 2013 at 4:04 am Reply

    Oh so gorgeous and tasty-looking! I’m not a big orange-chocolate fan either, but I feel like you and I are in the minority. Thanks for the info on the purees, I’ll definitely have to check them out — it’s funny, non-wine things seem to attract me to Napa Valley more than anything else :).

    • ai love baking April 17, 2013 at 5:11 am Reply

      Thanks Heather! I know what you mean about “non-wine” things in Napa Valley–we make the trek over there to watch movies at their new theater, which claims to be the only theater to serve wine! Oh the perks :)

  2. Giovanna April 11, 2013 at 2:20 pm Reply

    Hi Angela! This is a great idea. I am unable to post more frequently because it takes too much time to write the posts…
    Your macs look amazing, but yours always do!! ;)
    G

    • ai love baking April 17, 2013 at 5:12 am Reply

      Hello my dear friend Giovanna! I am glad you feel the same way about blogging! I love it, but it’s hard to keep up sometimes :)

ai would love to hear from you!