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Monday, July 12, 2010

MacTweets California Dreamin" (Mama and Papa style)

When I was younger than I am now (much younger) there was a singing group that I listened to on my transistor radio.  Of course my mother made me listen with my ear phones as this music was just noise, according to her.  Yes, I am old, but I was in third grade then.  The Mamas and the Papas were a quartet and I don't think that they were the best musically but I loved them.  They wore Tie-dye clothes (the hippie era of course) and they lived in California; beautiful sunny California.  The land of lemon trees, palms, the ocean, and of course, Disneyland.  California represented all that was fun and exciting.  If you were really lucky you went there for summer vacation.

My inspiration song is the Mamas and the Papas California Dreamin'.

All the leaves are brown
And the sky is grey
I've been for a walk
On a winter's day


I'd be safe and warm
If I was in L.A.
California Dreamin'
On a winter's day


I made Tie-dye macarons and filled them with my home-made lemon curd.  (On a side note:  I used frozen curd which I posted about in a previous post.  It defrosted great.  There was no loss of flavor, texture, or body.).

My family loved these.  They are by far the most crazy and eye-catching macarons I've made.  The lemon curd filling is a burst of summer.  I think any former hippie or fan of 60's music would be proud to eat these.

Anyway, they were fun to make.  These are happy macarons.

Check out the Mac Tweets blog to see what the other members made this month.  I'm also submitting this to Two for Tuesdays and Tasty Tuesday so link back to them too.

22 comments:

  1. They are ABSOLUTELY fabulous!!! Wowie zowie psychedelic!!!

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  2. OMG! these are amazing and sooo creative. Love them.

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  3. These are so fun! I definitely think we should make these together.

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  4. When I saw the thumbnail pic of these on my dashboard, I smiled:) I love, love, LOVE these!!! PERFECT macaron interpretation for a classic song(which I still love)!

    I'm still working on mine...

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  5. Great macs! Love the bright colors! What a fun theme this month, just delightful. I do hope to get to it . . .

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  6. As a tie dyer by trade, these are some of the coolest food items out! WHERE is the recipe???? Thanks for sharing the post on the two for tuesday recipe blog hop! :) Alex@amoderatelife.

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  7. Sorry Alex, I forgot to add the recipe. I used the same Ottolenghi recipe that I have used in the past. I also posted a photo tutorial as well that might be helpful if you are a new macaron maker. Here is the link to that post:

    http://cityhomecountryhome.blogspot.com/2010/03/tale-of-two-macarons.html

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  8. Psychedelic baby!! Love 'em! ;)

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  9. bonnie,

    i hope you truly know how amazing these are! they are stunning and fun and probably one of my favorites so far! great work!!!

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  10. I used to have a red transistor radio that'd I'd hold up to my ear at night under the covers...

    Thanks for sharing your groovy recipe with Two for Tuesdays!

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  11. That song will be rolling around in my head all day! What fun fun food! Way cool, man! thanks for linking to Two for Tuesdays!

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  12. These are amazing! What a perfect combination of colours and theme. Well done!

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  13. Bonnie! These are fabulous...I have never seen any macarons like this! Joni

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  14. Bonnie..they are so cool...how did ya manage to get such gorgeous patterns?

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  15. GOSH Bonnie...these are gorgeous. Love the colour play, the psychedelic strains and the perfect swirls. I cab barely find feet; you've presented magic! Awesome! Love the song too... thanks for joining us at MacTweets!

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  16. Gorgeous vibrant macs. Imagine if you used some 'secret ingredient', like they use to do with brownies, in the filling to complete the psychedelic experience.

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  17. Wow! These are so cool! I love them! You are amazing!

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  18. Love this, they are so cool Bonnie! My impressionable youth years were the 80s where tie-dye and stonewash were de riguer ;P

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  19. Wow, I love your psychedelic macs! You've captured the tie-dyed effect perfectly. Now you've got me singing that song.

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  20. Very psychedelic! Very impressive, I'm still trying to get the hang of them, let alone tie dye them all crazy!

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  21. I'mn completely blown away by these macarons! The tie dye is perfection and brilliant paired with California Dreamin'!! Phenomenal, phenomenal phenomenal!!

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