Macaroons and the sweetest friend

April 11, 2015

Today I picked up Chloe just after she taught a particularly colourful art class to some 5-9yr olds (occupational hazard she said)…
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…and we headed to Williams-Sonoma to visit our friend Claire who was selling her gorgeous sweets there.
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She offered us some chocolate raspberry macaroons….
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…and we really only made one mistake…we tried them!
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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…
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…found ourselves at home, at four-o-clock tea time, with a beautiful box of chocolate raspberry and pink lemonade macaroons.
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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

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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!
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  • Reply Hannah Gosselin April 11, 2015 at 4:10 pm

    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! 🙂

  • Reply Jo April 11, 2015 at 4:19 pm

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

  • Reply Patty/NS April 11, 2015 at 5:09 pm

    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.

  • Reply Julie@frogpondfarm April 11, 2015 at 11:21 pm

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

  • Reply Renee April 12, 2015 at 5:30 am

    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?

  • Reply daryledelstein April 13, 2015 at 10:07 am

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

  • Reply Kelly Deal April 13, 2015 at 10:16 am

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

  • Reply tinyWOOLF April 13, 2015 at 8:27 pm

    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?

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