In the kitchen with: Michelle Zimmer (Wild Serendipity Foods)

Every Saturday morning the people of Saskatoon line up at Michelle Zimmer’s booth at the Farmers Market for her freshly made scones and colourful French macarons. Michelle holds two degrees from the University of Saskatchewan. An engineer by trade, she left the field to begin her own business venture specializing in pastries. Her passion for cooking and baking is easily recognized through her hard work and dedication to the craft.

Over the last few years, we’ve had the pleasure of getting to know Michelle and have fallen in love with her heavenly baking. Therefore, we were thrilled when Michelle generously agreed to have us in her commercial kitchen (located in her home) to observe the process of her macaron making. Palmer, daughter of Brit, was likely the most excited of all!

It was fabulous morning learning from Michelle and we were even lucky enough to test out her newest flavour, earl grey!

In the kitchen with: Michelle Zimmer - blondewalk

Full name: Michelle Zimmer
Recipe: French Macarons

The story behind this recipe:
When travelling through Europe, Michelle enrolled in a French macaron class at the legendary Le Cordon Bleu in Paris. After many attempts and having to adapt the recipe when making them back at home in Saskatoon, she has now perfected this French cookie. We are so thankful she shares her modified recipe that can be found here.

What/who inspires you when you cook?
The food network, cookbooks, but mostly groups message boards which allow for variety of people to share recipes and baking techniques with each other.

The one kitchen tool you cannot live without:
Fruit zester or food processer

In the kitchen with: Michelle Zimmer - blondewalk
In the kitchen with: Michelle Zimmer - blondewalk
In the kitchen with: Michelle Zimmer - blondewalk

In the kitchen with: Michelle Zimmer - blondewalk

In the kitchen with: Michelle Zimmer - blondewalk

In the kitchen with: Michelle Zimmer - blondewalk

In the kitchen with: Michelle Zimmer - blondewalk

In the kitchen with: Michelle Zimmer - blondewalk
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