My Sweetest Sin: Macarons

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Macarons are sweet meringue-based confections made with lots of love, egg white, sugar, sugar, sugar, powdered sugar, almond powder, food coloring and are most likely my biggest sin after dark chocolate with salt. I am not much into sweets on a normal basis, though when it comes to these little lovers I can never say no. It’s simply impossbile. I’ve tried making these myself and looked at recipes on the internet, on youtube and even received a book from my mother to try making my favorite dessert myself. I failed when it comes to the presentations of these macarons. They did taste quite amazing already (if I may say so), but did not look as presentable as my favorites from either Sprüngli or Ladurée.

Although I basically love every flavor they have, my favorites from Ladurée are surely licorice (huge, huge fan right here!), rose water and the beautifully turquoise colored (pepper-)mint ones. I treat myself to one of these every Thursday lunch – which is why Thursday’s are always good days. Not only does Friday follow, which is basically already weekend, but I get to treat myself to one of my favorite desserts. Which are your favorites?

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Following all of these majorly inspiring blogs out there, I couldn’t help it, but not over-look these amazingly colorful straws. Going into the english bookstore this week to find a special read, I finally found the straws I’ve been seeing all over the web. Honestly, how sad is it, that I can get so excited for paper-straws in differently stripped colors? Well, I can. Not only did I buy one color – no – I bought four. A few days previous to buying them, my lovely mom actually got me the black and white ones. Additionally, she got me the book on how to create the perfect Macarons. Doesn’t this literally scream for some more baking? I surely think so and cannot wait to try making my favorite sweets ever!

The cute green box with the coffee print is from one of my favorite cafés in Zurich – Babu’s Coffeehouse. The food, the coffee, the brunch – the juices – and especially the interior, it’s all made with so much love. I recently went there for brunch with my girls. When I told my mother about it, wanting to show her some cute little places in Zurich, she obviously already knew about it – and loves the place as well! So Babu’s is surely one of those coffeehouses I really recommend to anyone that lives or visits Zurich and loves to enjoy a great coffee, brunch or even green juice (so little places in Zurich have green juices!).

While strolling around the food section at Globus, I couldn’t help myself but stop by this with-love-packed Earl Grey Tea. I love myself some Earl Grey on those chilly days and adding that I still needed a tea strainer for some of my teas, made the decision upon buying it just so much easier.

I am now ready to sip my morning smoothies, color harmonized, with my straws and ready for those more chilly days, which are surprisingly often this summer in Zurich. I seriously cannot wait for my next smoothie!

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