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Blog: Marc Johns
Ink and watercolour, 8x10 inches. Another drawing from the Butter and Blood, an exhibit at Giant Robot 2 in LA that runs until June 2. Check it out! Continue »
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Followers of my Twitter or Facebook fan page will already know this, but last month I was approached by the Editor-in-Chief of Etsy's official blog The Storque. She asked whether I'd be interested in writing an article for the blog... Continue »
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Hi! It's Promise. This all started when I was cleaning out and organizing my new studio when I came across Audrey Assad's indie album packaging from a few years ago (photo below). She is an amazingly talented singer/songwriter with a great idea on how to package cds. She just threw it in a paper bag and wrote her title on the front. Whether you are an indie artist that needs... Continue »
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Blog: chez pim
I have been working on creating my ultimate madeleine recipe for a while. I've researched as many recipes as I could get my hands on, and in as many languages as I could comprehend. I also baked batch after batch of madeleines, testing different recipes and variations. My friends are complaining they're gaining weight, I thought them silly: How could one gain weight on these tiny delights. :-) I consider this recipe It! My perfect madeleine recipe. The base recipe was borrowed from Mariage Frères, but I've changed the proportions and the technique. These madeleines are infused with honey and Earl Grey tea. They are so very good. Follow the recipe very carefully, these little yummies are quite tricky I tell you. Madeleines au thé façon Pim Tea Madeleines (make about 24 madeleines) Ingredients: 200 g. Pastry flour 4 eggs + 1 yolk 120 g. granulated sugar 160 g beurre noisette 10 g. soft butter, for greasing the mold 20 g. tea (preferably good quality loose leaves Earl Grey, I use Mariage Frères) 80 g. liquid honey. If your honey has crystallized, just warm it in the microwave for 20 sec. mise en place 1. To make 160 g. of... Continue »