Caffe Latte Meringues for Dougal McKenzie

Cafe Latte Meringue Kisses for Graham McTavish as Dougal

I've got a secret, and I've held it inside for too long -- time to share.

You see, I've developed a bit of a happily married, middle-aged crush on our TV Dougal.

Big, bold and brawly made, Graham McTavish may be missing the russet mane, but his magnificent beard, solid presence on his horse or off, and the fact that he actually manages to pull off wearing a tam, makes my wame tingle with excitement.

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What makes our relationship so perfect is that TV Dougal and I share a love of fine coffee. While I'm partial to a cappuccino so dry you get a sense of the Mojave, Graham prefers a nice creamy latte (or two) to stay warm when they're shooting on location.

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It seems he's not the only MacKenzie to gratefully sip on a cup of JOE while waiting for their turn in front of the camera.

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These meringue bites are inspired by the Mackenzies' 21st C caffeine dependency.

Light as milk foam and sweet with a slightly bitter edge, they're the perfect portable pick-me-up after a long day on set...or raising babies/writing blog posts/pumping gas - whatever it is that fills your day.

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For those of you here looking for an April Fool's post, I'm sorry to say I ran out of time this year.  Here's a couple from past years to keep you happy, and hopefully laughing:

Neil Forbes’s Smoked Ear

Lord John & Percy’s Man Omelette

Cafe latte meringue kisses