Thursday, February 24, 2011

Sweets for Your Sweets


Sunday afternoons...ahh, Sunday afternoons. There are some things that can only be accomplished in the empty space that is Sunday afternoon. Perhaps, for instance, handmade truffles for those you love?

 {key lime truffles rolled and ready to be dipped in chocolate}

Yes, these truffles are labor-intensive and require the space of a whole afternoon to make a few kinds (one batch can be accomplished in a shorter amount of time). But that's what makes them such a special, handmade-with-love gift idea. Tasha often quoted Ralph Waldo Emerson,  "The only gift is a portion of thyself." Giving must be of oneself...one's talents, time, and love...especially for Valentine's Day!



I made two kinds: Key Lime Truffles coated in chocolate, and Grand Marnier Truffles coated in cocoa with candied ginger on top. Together, the two textures look great in the little wooden box. And no, I didn't reuse little candy cups from previous chocolates (hehe), you can buy them here, or at your local kitchen store like I did (we like to support local businesses!).

 {illustration copyrighted from Tasha Tudor's out-of-print book, All for Love. Click here to check for it on our just-updated Rare Book Shelves!}

Guaranteed to get you lots of Love and Kisses from those lucky enough to receive some of your delicious truffles!

4 comments:

  1. Dear Natalie,

    Your truffles look delicious! We've always loved that illustration from "All for Love"! You can almost smell the flowers in that circular border!

    Your friends,
    Diane and daughter Sarah at the Corgyncombe Courant

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  3. Oh how yummy, and something special for that loved one

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  4. Dear Natalie,
    You should open a confectioners shop as those sweets look so delicious and professionally done. I have always loved the sweet look on the little girl's face as she receives that little kiss:-) It almost looks like a stolen kiss, wonder what Tasha was thinking when she painted that.
    Warmly,
    Suzanne at Blueberry Cottage

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