Friday, July 9, 2010

I Love Macarons


Growing up in a house steeped in French heritage, you'd think I'd be well versed in ...Frenchiness.

Zoot alors! It has come to my immediate attention that I am lacking important macaron knowledge. No...not those coconut macaroon thingies (yummy as they are). Real FRRAANCH macarons.


Swiftly deciding to set this faux pas straight, I found a delightful little french cafe, during my recent trip to California. It was Paris in a Cup in Orange, California. Upon opening the door, to my delight, here was the sight I beheld:
HEAVEN!!
Without skipping a beat, I flew up to the counter (leaving my bewildered mother holding the cafe door, still open...my bad) & proceeded to order a package of mouthwatering macarons. I carried them out of the store as if they were Tiffany jewels & proudly announced to my dad (who was patiently shopping with us that day) that I h
ave purchased m*a*c*a*r*o*n*s for our desert that night. Sound the trumpets please!

He said "I don't like coconut" AGH! Like nails on a chalkboard! Horrors no, no no! Not
those macaroons. These (did you hear angels singing? i did). That night I brought out the perfectly pink bag containing the little box of delights.


Raspberry, vanilla, chocolate, pistachio, passion fruit. The flavors were astonishing! I can guarantee, next time I say I'm buying macarons my dad will say "Can't wait"!

Be sure to stop by and give a "Woof" to Barb at Dogmom Diva
"Merci" to Beverly from How Sweet is the Sound for hosting such a grand fete. Be sure to visit her
page, along with the other pink participants. Leave comments, we
love 'em!

18 comments:

  1. Oh how I miss your cookies! My squeaky toys and Michigan "dog biscuits" just don't cut it. :(

    Licks and Wags,
    Lucy the Border Collie

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  2. This was a delightful read. I hope you are having a great Pink Saturday. Blessings...Mary

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  3. Oh yummy! Almost too pretty to eat!

    Happy PS,
    Jacalyn

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  4. I have a recipe that includes macarons, whipped cream and sherry. Those colourful macarons would be perfect. Happy Pink Saturday.

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  5. Halo Niki , thanks for visiting my blog and yes it is cross stitch ;-)
    love your pink post !
    hugs ♥RINI♥

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  6. Thanks for stopping by and becoming a follower! I was already following you and I will be back!

    Hugs,
    Jacalyn

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  7. YUM! I am seeing these all over blogland. I will have yo look for some. Thanks for coming by.
    Sherry

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  8. Oh these are lovely! Look yummy too!! Anything pink is good ;)
    Hugs, Lisa

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  9. Hi and it's so nice to meet you! Oh, these sweets look so good and I do see some pink ones! Thank you so much for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  10. oh funny! I don't think I've ever had a macaroon (is this possible?) and I've no idea why your dad would have made a comment about coconut-
    so I am afraid I find myself woefully in the dark!
    I love that you blog for the humane society too! Rosie has a charming and sweet face and such happy eyes. Could kiss her! Hope she finds a good home soon!
    Happy Pink Saturday and THANK YOU for stopping by!
    CailinMarie

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  11. Oh.. I love macaroons too... My brother is a pastry chef.. and makes the most awesome ones.. Wish I could send you some...

    I love your blog.. more so.. my daughter adored it... She'd do anything to have a little puppy of her own...

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  12. Hi Niki!

    I love macaroons! these look so good and I love the pretty box they are packaged in. Did your dad like them?

    Happy Pink Weekend!

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  13. yum,
    how cute and fresh the pink looks...

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  14. Oh those look yummy! I'm surprised you shared, I don't know if I would have! :) Thanks for stopping by my blog, blessings Nan

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  15. HAPPY BELATED PINK SATURDAY,
    I LOVE THIS SWEET STORY THAT JUST LEFT MY MOUTH SALIVATING FOR A TASTE OF THESE DELICIOUS LOOKING MACROONS.
    ARE THEY SOFT WHEN YOU BITE INTO THEM OR CRUNCY...THEY LOOK TO BE REAL SOFT AND VERY RICH
    HAVE A LOVELY WEEK
    HUGS
    SIMPLY DEBBIE

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  16. What gorgeous macaroons! You're making me hungry. :)

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  17. Hi, thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a sweet comment. Your blog is really cute. Those macaroons are beautiful.
    Blessings, Shirl
    Shirls Rose Cottage

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Merci♥ J'adore your comments & I'll be sure to get back to you tout de suite!