Friday, July 25, 2014

Macarons in Savannah

Just returned from Savannah, GA where hubby attended some classes at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center.  I was delighted to find Maison De Macarons while doing some pre trip planning.

IMG_1203Their location at 42 Abercorn St. (next to The Lucas Theatre) was a short walk from the Studio Homes at Ellis Square where we were staying.


It was a tiny little shop with a couple of cafĂ© tables and a display case full of colorful macarons. 

This video shows some of the flavors available.  It is quite long, but the photo styling is very pretty and the flavors sound so yummy.  I’d love to try lemon blueberry poppy seed, raspberry and the coconut shell with dark chocolate center and more.


Of course, I was immediately drawn to the tray of green tea macarons.  I asked if the baker used Matcha powder and was told no, but the recipe does contain tea.


I got some to eat in Savannah and brought home a little box of six including green tea, cappuccino, raspberry chocolate, Mexican, bananas foster and pistachio.  Isn’t it great that they are low fat and made with almond flour (gluten free).  At around 100 calories each, I can enjoy them with a cup of tea (without too much guilt).  ☺


Now I know where I can get delicious and pretty macarons for a special afternoon tea, shower or wedding.


You can order online here in boxes of one or two dozen.

I’ll tell you about some of the great meals we had in Savannah and my visit to the former Tea Room on Broughton Street later.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Fauchon Paris

Have you ever tried tea from Fauchon Paris


I’d never heard of Fauchon until I came across this tin of Sweet Almond and Orange Flavoured Tea on a recent shopping trip.  The tin itself is very pretty and I really like the two part lid with a monogram on the little inner handle.


The loose tea is lovely with half fermented China tea, orange peel, almond, orange blossom and natural orange and almond flavors.


As some of you know, I’ve never been a big fan of flavored teas, but I did enjoy this one.  It has a light fragrance with a hint of almond and orange in the brewed tea.  It will probably be good iced too.

Too bad Fauchon is not available in the USA.  I read online that there was a store in New York that is now closed.  Amazon has a small selection, when they keep it in stock.

Don’t these French macarons look scrumptious.  The company is known for elaborate pastries (some are very striking looking – almost too fancy to eat).  I can only imagine how delicious they must taste. 

Fauchon macarons

Now I think I’ll have another cup of Fauchon tea and explore their elegant website.


Tuesday, July 1, 2014

National Ice Cream Month

In 1984, President Ronald Reagan designated July as National Ice Cream Month. He recognized ice cream as a fun and nutritious food that is enjoyed by a full 90 percent of the nation's population.  President Reagan called for all people of the United States to observe these events with "appropriate ceremonies and activities."


Ice cream is not a treat that I indulge in very often, but I would like to try making homemade tea flavor ice cream.  This recipe for chai ice cream from The Daily Tea sounds delicious.

Since I now have some Matcha  green tea powder that I received from The Republic of Tea, I can try making Matcha ice cream.  This video shows the simple preparation with a link to the recipe at Just One Cookbook.

Earl Grey Ice Cream

Earl Grey Ice Cream sounds good.

Have any of you tried making ice cream with your favorite tea?  

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