Back to Top

Macaroons and the sweetest friend

Today I picked up Chloe just after she taught a particularly colourful art class to some 5-9yr olds (occupational hazard she said)…
023 copy copy
…and we headed to Williams-Sonoma to visit our friend Claire who was selling her gorgeous sweets there.
028 copy copy
030 copy copy
034 copy copy
She offered us some chocolate raspberry macaroons….
031 copy copy
…and we really only made one mistake…we tried them!
032 copy copy
Oh lord, have you ever eaten anything so delicious in your whole life? Naturally we bought a box, and, after running a bunch of errands…
038 copy copy
…found ourselves at home, at four-o-clock tea time, with a beautiful box of chocolate raspberry and pink lemonade macaroons.
248 copy copy

250 copy copy

253 copy copy
Chloe just asked if she could have the last lemon one! Oh so yummy. Thank you so much Claire.
If you should like to get to know our sweet friend, and you really should, not only because she’s lovely, but also because she shares recipes!!!
Claire’s website is here: Livia Sweets
Instagram: Clairlivia
Facebook: Livia Sweets
And the yummiest Pinterest: Claire Lassam

254 copy copy
Oh, and one last afterthought, I used Claire’s recipe for olive oil banana bread way back here with the promise of the moistest banana bread ever, and have never used another recipe. It’s that good!
257 copy copy

Comments: 8

  • April 11, 2015

    I love this, Veronica!! The play by play with imagery and words!! So much goodness…thank you for sharing and I wish I were close enough to share tea-time, too! 🙂

  • Jo

    April 11, 2015

    oh yum – what a sweet friend and a sweet treat.

  • Patty/NS

    April 11, 2015

    Love the W-S in Vancouver, your visit there to see Claire sounds like it was well worth it. I bet her macarons were divine, they certainly look yummy! Thanks for the trip, reminds me of what I’m missing.

  • April 11, 2015

    Beautiful photos .. and as for those macaroons … oh boy! I am going to bookmark that banana bread right now! Yay …

  • April 12, 2015

    What a lovely, yummy day you had. Thanks for sharing the tea and macaroons, they look delicious! The photos are delightful…the lighting, the angles, the content. What a wonderful little purple bouquet of flowers. Are they from your garden?

  • daryledelstein

    April 13, 2015

    ok .. those are NOT macaroons .. macaroons are coconut period … those are MACARON which is the French sweet everyone loves to eat

  • April 13, 2015

    Oh my, chocolate raspberry macaroons! Anything with chocolate and raspberry combined together is fabulous!

  • April 13, 2015

    hey, thxs for the recipe of the banana bread, i might just try that this afternoon! all i need is a gentle nudge. you are such a kind soul, veronica, promoting your friend who apparantly makes the best small patisserie!!!! yumm… n?

Leave a reply