"But indeed this is quite another thing. I am sure they will be married very soon, for he has got a lock of her hair."
"Take care, Margaret. It may be only the hair of some great uncle of his."
"But indeed, Elinor, it is Marianne's. I am almost sure it is, for I saw him cut it off. Last night after tea, when you and mama went out of the room, they were whispering and talking as fast as could be, and he seemed to be begging something of her, and presently he took up her scissors and cut off a long lock of her hair, for it was all tumbled down her back; and he kissed it, and folded it up in a piece of white paper, and put it into his pocket-book."
Sense & Sensibility - Jane Austen (1811)
Thanks to my sister ( Desperate housewife in Holland) for sending me these lovely dry rose buds.
Some of my homemade macarons
Photos courtesy of my sister Desperate Housewife In Holland
Making macarons might be quite tricky but we all learned from our mistakes. Never give up and keep on trying. Personally, I have failed many times before getting it right. So my advice to all the beginners is " Practice Make Perfect".
For my Chocolate ganache macaron recipe, please refer to http://www.desperatehousewifeinholland.blogspot.com