Tuesday, January 4, 2011


(found on weheartit)
So one of my very favorite things is going on little mini-adventures. Like the hero of my new favorite show, as well as the show's title, my favorite time is ADVENTURE TIME! It doesn't take a lot for me to consider something an adventure: a new recipe to try with friends, an unusual place to go, a long drive. As long as you go with the right mindset, pretty much anything can be an adventure.

For this adventure, I wanted to try the french dessert macarons for the first time. They've taken over the blogosphere, they're beautiful little treats and have always looked so delicious. Living primarily in Tucson, I haven't been able to find them. However, in Phoenix, which is a much bigger city, Google was my friend and I found some in a bakery in Tempe! I dragged my brother along for...

According to Wikipedia, the source of all truthful and factual knowledge, macarons are made from made with egg whites, icing sugar, granulated sugar, almond powder or ground almond, and food coloring, with a buttercream or jam filling. Mmm!

My brother Danny and I went to a bakery in Tempe called Essence! I got a dozen mini-macarons for not a small sum, but I was eager to try!

The box on the outside...

The glorious and super cute pastries on the inside!

They were, of course, very delicious! I prefer the chocolate ones to the fruit ones, although my favorite might have actually been the lemon! Hmm! I guess I'll have to try more to make sure... I shared with my sweet brother, who drove me through the rain to find these special treats!

My parents also tried them too for the first time, and we all of course really liked them! I'm pretty sure they're all gone by now... So good!

Maybe a future ADVENTURE TIME! post will feature me trying to bake these delicious delicacies... But I'm NOT a chef/baker by any means, so this might be dangerous! At any rate, these were really good and I'm so glad I went out and found some!

I don't know how often ADVENTURE TIME! will occur, but hopefully pretty frequently! I also plan on making a post about the show Adventure Time! and the Style Queens it features, such as Princess Bubblegum and Marceline the Vampire Queen!


  1. Adventure time sounds awesome! I've never had macarons before they sound delicious and sure look pretty.

  2. katie- thank you! they were so good.

  3. I can't remember what macaroons taste like even, that's how long since I've had one! wrong?


  4. I've been wanting to start some adventure time, too. :) Great minds think alike!

  5. @Eva: They are good! They're kind of soft... haha I don't know, but they're good!

    @Van: ADVENTURE TIME! haha the best time!