A very sweet start to 2009!11

Posted on January 1, 2009 by ChristieFood News

[Cherry ripe macaron by Y from LemonPi]

The lovely Y from LemonPi has kindly made a macaron homage to my favourite chocolate bar, cherry ripe. I am so touched I’m speechless – a very rare occurrence.


Y very sweetly named it “To Christie, with love”. It’s a mouth watering combination of bitter chocolate sauce, coconut sorbet, sour cherry compote, with chestnut crumble and custard.

Are you drooling? I am. Mmmm, custard.

Miss Y’s blog is definitely one to keep your eye on. Not only does she have a clever knack for combining the most delicious flavours, but is also quite a pro at plating up desserts, and photographing them in true food porn style.

Thank you very much for this gorgeous homage! Although we’ve never met in person, I am so flattered, and insist on taking you out for a coffee to repay you… no excuses!

What’s in store for 2009?

Here’s a few things I have in mind:

  • Learn to drive a manual car (only automatic at the moment! Lame, I know).
  • Make macarons, maybe the combo above, if I can handle it.
  • Eat at Tetsuyas (if I can ever make it to the top of the waiting list!).
  • Go to the Sonar Festival in Barcelona.
  • Travel to and eat in Barcelona, New York and Tokyo.
  • Make beetroot cured salmon.
  • Perfect banana bread for The Bear.
  • Grow heirloom and cherry tomatoes from seed.
  • Fillet more fish myself (it’s surprisingly easy).

That should do for now. What are you doing in 2009?

Enjoy the first day! Christie

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  • Happy New Year to you Christie. All the best to you in 2009!

  • Happy New Year Christie. All the best for 2009!

  • Happy New Year Christie. May you accomplish all your dreams and more!

  • Y

    Glad you liked it! I’ll have to plate this one up for you one day!

    Some of those things on your list I wouldn’t mind accomplishing myself – like travelling and eating in Barcelona, New York and Tokyo!

  • LOL at speechless bit. It’s as gorgeous as you are dear girl! :)

  • What a macaroon, yum! I’m looking forward to your tomatoes. I didn’t manage to germinate them (I made it too wet), but I have some cool purple beans growing.

  • Looks like you have a busy and exciting year ahead to look forward to.
    Happy 2009!

  • Noble Pig – You too! Looking forward to hosting your Ho Down.
    Peter G – Looking forward to finally meeting you in 09!
    Joie de vivre – Thank you very much and the same to you!
    Y – Mmmm, you’ve got the travel bug too! It’s addictive!
    Lorraine – Ah, yes. You know I’m a *bit* of a chatterbox ;)
    Arwen – Fingers crossed I can grow them successfully in between all the travel! Purple beans – cool!
    Loulou – I love being busy. Happy New Year to you too!

  • That’s quite an elaborate macaroon, looks divine!

    If you make it to NYC, give me a ring. I’d love to show you around:-)

  • @Marc – I’d love to take you up on that! Wow, a private (foodie) tour of NYC. I bet people would pay big bucks for that! ;)

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