i ♥ macarons

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One of our favorite things about living in Montréal is how easily accessible macarons are. We discovered the colorful pastries on one of our first trips together, to France, when a girl we met at a wedding said we couldn't leave without going to Ladurée to try a few. We fell in love. Unfortunately (or maybe fortunately, for our waistlines), we couldn't find them anywhere upon returning to Winnipeg. No one had heard of them despite the fact that they had been made for decades (maybe even over a century). 

That was 4 years ago and now, it seems, they're everywhere - popularized by the series finale of Sex and the City where Carrie gets a sad table for one. If only I had the patience to make them myself... because they are quite the expensive habit but, half the enjoyment of these are getting a variety box and trying to guess what flavor you've just eaten. 

-Mina


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33 comments

  1. I love those photos! I quite enjoy macarons as well, however I had a nasty allergic reaction to one once, so I haven't had any since then!

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  2. Ooo where do you get them in Mtl??

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  3. Those look delicious!!

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  4. I am OBSESSED with macaroons, Laduree specifically. See my post...(if you will)...

    http://www.fleurishingblog.com/fleurishing/2011/01/obsession.html

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  5. i have yet to try them despite my obsession with them (they look so good then they must be too lol)...i did attempt making some last time i went home but that didn't go as planed :b

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  6. westcoastsoul - The ones in the first photo are from O’Macarons & Chocolats and the box is from La Maison du Macaron - both amazing.

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  7. I've never had one, but you're making me want to try!

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  8. I've never had one, but heard great things! I want to try some so bad!

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  9. I never try one yet, I want to now.

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  10. I've never had one before but I keep seeing them on blogs and they look delicious!
    Bisous,
    Rachel
    http://lovealamode.wordpress.com

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  11. omgodilovemacaroons! so so so good. i just ate two, one was lemon and the other was green.

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  12. this post makes me smile...a ..lot. Coconut macaroons are my fave :) Do those count?

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  13. I am dying to try macarons. Anybody know where can I find good ones in LA??

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  14. They're so beautiful always photograph so well, just like flowers!

    I don't think I cared for them UNTIL I had Laduree ones. And I've been obsessed with them ever since. It's hard to find ones as delicious as the ones made in Paris though. And I agree, they definitely break the bank.

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  15. Yup. Macarons are awesome... In fact, anything made with almonds is awesome. I'm going back to France in May and I'll definitely be stocking up!

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  16. Have you had Pierre Hermé macarons? I almost prefer them to Ladurée!

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  17. Macaroons were on Australian master chef about 18 months ago and since then I see them everywhere! I hadn't even heard of them until then. I think it is time to try one....

    I agree with everyone else, the photos are lovely and they do photograph well, must be those pretty colours.

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  18. love macarons, not only their taste but also their look. and for sure also the la duree shops, they are beautiful!!
    have a lovely day!

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  19. Can you believe I've never had a macaroon? It's shameful, I know. Perhaps I will make it my mission this weekend to find one, and eat it.

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  20. I've never seen these before! The look a bit like a "Moon Pie"...but smaller. But Moon Pies don't come in that many flavors...that I'm aware of anyway. Cool!

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  21. I've actually never have eaten macaroons! Can you believe it!? MUST TRY!
    xxx

    http://gypsy-diaries.blogspot.com/

    P.S: I'm giving away FIVE supercool Travel Photography guides.. I thought you might be interested! :D

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  22. I want one! Looks yummy!

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  23. I am still hitting myself for not going to Lauderee when I had the chance! Thankfully, a bakery just opened up down the street that sells them. Can't wait to try!

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  24. Oh, I love that image of Carrie and the dog! My favorite place for macarons in Los Angeles is Bottega Louie...never fails. Hopefully one day I'll make it to Laduree :)

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  25. Love this - so yummy! There are all the rage right now!
    xo
    Erin

    pinkandpolos.blogspot.com

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  26. One of my favorite sweets. Bought a book in Paris last year on how to make them (successfully...) but have not tried it yet.
    Lovely photos and blog!

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  27. i can't remember the last time i had a macaroon. i do recall thinking they were quite "airy" tasting. this has inspired me to try them again, however.

    http://bottleblack.blogspot.com

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  28. Mm, yummy. Just passed a shop selling macarons on St Denis this weekend. Stumbled across this blog via Prêt à Voyager! And I seriously love it.

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  29. mmm how delicious !!!



    stop by sometime<3
    http://passportglamour.blogspot.com

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  30. what i love most in macarons is the color. <3

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  31. Macarons yummmmmmm!!!

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