Girly Girls And Cassis MacaroonsPosted: August 11, 2011
I’ve never considered myself to be a ‘girly girl’. I didn’t really like the colour pink as a child and I never had Barbies. At 5 years old I suppose I could have been mistaken for a boy…my hair was super short and I used to watch Power Rangers with my younger brother. So it surprises me now, that I have a growing fixation with things that are characteristically ‘girly’- dresses, rings, and ribbons
I love love love wearing dresses in summer. There is nothing more comfortable than slipping on a flow-y piece of fabric and heading out the door. I cannot wait until spring, when the weather is warmer and my beloved frocks get excavated from the deep recesses of my wardrobe!!!
I also have a small (but growing) collection of rings, most of which are either gifts or have been purchased throughout my travels, and always serve as a happy reminder of the places I’ve visited.
This one is from Sedona, a town in the desert of Arizona, believed to be surrounded by very powerful spiritual vortexes. I’ve never actually understood all of that stuff but I definitely felt an ‘eeriness’ about the place when I passed through that day.
Honestly, I have no idea where this obsession came from but again, I just think they are so darn purrrdy!!!!
Now, I have a friend who is the ultimate girly girl – and the other day I met her for coffee where she and her sister introduced me to Cassis’s macaroons. My, oh my!
It didn’t take me long to confirm that an afternoon spent sipping tea, nibbling sugary macaroons, wearing pretty dresses and ribbons in our hair, would definitely need to happen in our near future!! Oh yes.
I hate to admit that it was the first time I had tasted their macaroons. But mark my words; it will not be the last! They were inexplicably delicious. My favourite are the chocolate ones made of a crisp outer shell- smooth and even in texture, with creamy and rich chocolate ganache carefully sandwiching the little morsels together. I also tried the coconut flavour which are nearly as good…but not quite.
If you possess a sweet tooth and haven’t yet been to Cassis– please do yourself a favour and try some of their pastries and desserts. Even if you simply wander along the tremendously tempting glass display fridges in the store and allow your eyes to do the eating.
But beware- you may leave with the urge to tie pink ribbons in your hair… and if you’re a 21 year old rugby playing male like my brother, that might not be such a good thing, u know?