macarons vs macaroons

green pepper macaroni

we were talking and talking: this time about macarons, she found them so much fun and exciting
or was it macaroons? she put everyone around here in their place about the way to pronounce it, there was only ONE way to say the word and everyone was going to have to say it HER way: macarons

she told me she’d just come back from Paris and how everyone
was eating macarons in pretty colours and daring flavours from those fancy boutiques that are all over the world these days.

Even airports – I mentioned (I’d never really seen the attraction until a few years ago)

she wasn’t paying attention, and told me her favourite was the salted caramel and banana curd inside the luscious, soft chocolate, almond shell

I always like how the Americans say “karmel” – I told her – but I often find thee things to be rather sweet. A good filling can give you that balance – I tried to tell her

She shot me a glance which hinted that I simply couldn’t understand these things and I should stick to eating chocolate…

While she was sleeping, I couldn’t get the ideas out of my head and by morning, just as she was coming out of the shower, I had just about managed to get everything together:

pistachio-pepper with a pea-wasabi puree and asparagus…

she hesitated before trying it – she’d never seen anything like that before in her life
and when she finally took a small bite she simply nodded – and then finished the plate saying “yes, you ARE amazing”

But, I didn’t understand if she was talking about me or the macaron…

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