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Meyer Lemon Creams, Meyer Lemon Macarons & a Giveaway!

Meyer Lemon Cream & Meyer Lemon Macarons


I got to say, from my view point right this minute that I am a very relaxed and lucky gal. It’s been months since I have had the ability to take a day and just chill. I happen to be sharing that feeling with a dozen other bloggers too. See, this weekend a few of us are attending the first Go Savor Culinary Retreat and we are all spending some quality time getting to know each other, share our blogging experiences and enjoy the beautiful Southern sun.

I was very fortunate to teach a workshop with Bill on artificial lighting last night, giving more options for folks who can only shoot at night. It was a very casual discussions and sharing of experiences, all facilitated by a good dinner and a few glasses of wine.

Meyer Lemons


This morning Tami and I taught a workshop on composition, food styling, choice of focal points, natural light sources, shooting tethered, etc… I absolutely *love* working with Tami. We don’t even have to wonder or ask questions. It’s very organic, calm, focused and efficient. We loved this session just from the sheer number of "ah doh" moment that many had. That was our goal: to provide sensible informations, techniques and tips that every one would be able to duplicate at home.

It’s really quite an honor to be able to share something we love with others. If it works, great. If someone decides to do something else, great! The worst thing you can do is not even consider the possibility. Photography is a series of unplanned moments, possibilities you create as well as a series of coherent decisions. It feels good to be able to share a passion with others just as passionate and interested.

Meyer Lemon Cream


Same goes with baking and cooking. It is truly an honor to be sharing new recipes and ideas with you. Today it’s a recipe for Meyer Lemon Cream and Meyer Lemon Macarons as well as the chance to win a super fun little new cookbook "Macarons: Authentic French Cookie Recipes from the Macaron Cafe" by Cecile Cannone.


Yes, it’s giveaway time! All you have to do is leave a comment on this blog, one per person, no anonymous, until Monday March 14th at midnight. A winner will be picked at random by my lovely husband and announced on the following blog post.

Meyer Lemons


I really enjoyed the pocket size appearance of the book as well as all the recipes, techniques and troubleshooting suggestions Cecile offers for both Italian and French Meringue Macarons. I found lots of familiar ideas such as painted macarons and lollipop macarons but also a lot of new and interesting flavors such as gingerbread buttercream and apple cinnamon buttercream.

I followed Cecile’s instructions for French meringue macarons and flavored the shells with Meyer lemon zest and filled them with my own filling of cream cheese flavored with more lemon and a touch of honey. The Meyer Lemon creams are so simple and refreshing, you’d wish you had them at every meal. Almost. Variety is key I know, but for a lemon lover like me, this lemon all around dessert tray was heaven! Why so much lemony goodness you might ask. I have to thank my friends Anita and Jeanne for sending me a bunch of fresh, California Meyer and pink lemons to feed my addiction.

Meyer Lemon Cream & Meyer Lemon Macarons


Hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend! Spring is on its way…

Meyer Lemon Creams and Meyer Lemon Macarons:

Note: once the macarons are made, let them mature in the fridge at least 2 days prior to eating so the flavor and textures can meld together better.

For the creams:
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup cornstarch
zest of one lemon
3 egg yolks
2 cups whole milk
1/2 cup lemon juice

In a large bowl, whisk together the sugar, cornstarch, lemon zest and egg yolks until pale. Slowly add the milk and whisk well.
Bring the mixture to boiling point in a heavy bottomed saucepan placed over high heat. Reduce the heat and simmer until thick. Remove from the heat and slowly add the lemon juice. Return to medium low heat for a couple of minutes. Remove from the heat and let cool. Divide among ramekins or cup and place a piece of plastic wrap over each portions to prevent a skin from forming.

French Meringue Macarons, with permission of Ulysses Press.

Makes 50 to 60 shells, for 25 to 30 filled macarons.
2¾ cups (8.8 ounces/250 grams) almond flour
2¾ cups (12.4 ounces/350 grams)
powdered sugar
1 cup egg whites (from 7 or 8 eggs),
at room temperature
Pinch of salt
2 teaspoons powdered egg whites, if weather is humid
¾ cup (5.3 ounces/150 grams) superfine granulated sugar
5 to 7 drops gel paste food coloring (optional) (I used 2 teaspoons lemon zest instead)

Step 1: Preheat the oven to 300°F (325°F for a non-convection oven), and line your baking sheets with parchment paper.

Step 2: Blend the almond flour with the powdered sugar in your food processor to make a fine powder (or sift together, discarding any large crumbs and adding a bit more almond flour and powdered sugar as needed to compensate). Then sift the mixture through a strainer until it is as fine as you can get it. This keeps crumbs from forming on the macaron tops as they bake.

Step 3: With the wire whip attachment on the electric mixer, beat the egg whites with the salt and the powdered egg whites (if you are using them), starting slowly and then increasing speed as the whites start to rise. Add the granulated sugar and the food coloring. Beat until the egg whites form stiff peaks and your meringue is firm and shiny.

Step 4: Pour the beaten egg whites onto your almond flour mixture and gently fold them in, using a rubber spatula. Move your spatula from the bottom of the bowl to the edges with one hand, using your other hand to rotate the bowl. Now slap the sides of the bowl until the batter falls in a wide ribbon when you raise your spatula. When you can’t see any crumbs of almond flour and the mixture is shiny and flowing, you are ready to start piping.
The French have a special word—macaronner—to describe the physical action of mixing all the ingredients for macarons. This has to be done by hand. You cannot do it with your mixer—you must be able to feel the consistency of the macaron batter.
Step 5: Fit your pastry bag with a number 8 tip and fill with batter. Start by squeezing out a small amount of mix onto a parchment-lined baking sheet to form a 2½-inch circle. Be sure to leave 1 inch of space between macarons so they will not touch each other while they bake.
If the peak that forms on the top of the macaron does not disappear after piping, it means the batter could have been beaten a little more. Tap the baking sheet on the tabletop, making sure to hold the parchment paper in place with your thumbs.
Let the piped macarons rest for 15 minutes.

Step 6: Bake for 14 minutes at 300°F. After the first 5 minutes, open the oven door briefly to let the steam out.
Let the macarons cool completely on a rack before taking them off the parchment paper. Press the bottom of a cooled baked macaron shell with your finger; it should be soft. If the bottom of the shell is hard, reduce the baking time for the rest of your macarons from 14 minutes to 13 minutes.
Using a pastry bag requires some practice. It may seem awkward at first, but you’ll soon get the hang of it.
Prepare the bag (if it hasn’t been used before) by cutting about 2 inches off the narrow end—just enough so that when you insert a number 8 decorating tip, about a third of the tip extends outside the bag. Push the tip firmly in place and spoon in your filling, leaving enough room at the top to twist the bag shut. It is best to fill the bag with half of the batter at a time, that way it is not too heavy. To make it easier to fill your pastry bag, place it upright in an empty jar or other straight-sided container. This will help steady the bag while you fill it with batter.
Squeezing the bag slowly, pipe each macaron shell out in a single dollop. Lift the bag quickly to finish.

Cream Cheese Filling:
Juice and zest of one lemon
8 ounces (227 grams) cream cheese, room temperature
1/4 cup powdered sugar

In bowl of electric mixer, beat the lemon zest, juice and cream cheese on low speed, until very smooth with no lumps. Add the sifted powdered sugar and beat, on low speed, until fully incorporated and smooth. Pipe or spoon about a tablespoon into the center of each macaron shell and top with another shell.

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Comments


Anonymous March 12, 2011 um 9:40 pm

We recently had to go gluten free and I am intrigued with the idea of making macarons! Sounds like a great little book!


LizNoVeggieGirl March 12, 2011 um 9:41 pm

Beautiful macarons! Oh how I would love to win the giveaway.


Hanna March 12, 2011 um 9:41 pm

I was just telling my housemates that I want to make macarons! I hope I win.


A Plum By Any Other Name March 12, 2011 um 9:43 pm

I must admit, I've been a little timid to try making macarons. Okay, perhaps terrified is a better term. But the more I see recipes for them the more I am inspired to give it a try. Thanks for sharing your recipe and enjoy the well deserved R & R for as long as you have it!


A Plum By Any Other Name March 12, 2011 um 9:43 pm

I must admit, I've been a little timid to try making macarons. Okay, perhaps terrified is a better term. But the more I see recipes for them the more I am inspired to give it a try. Thanks for sharing your recipe and enjoy the well deserved R & R for as long as you have it!


Unknown March 12, 2011 um 9:44 pm

Yay! Another Macaron recipe…I've become so obsessed with them since i first saw them on here.


Elena March 12, 2011 um 9:45 pm

Your blog is awesomwe.


Jen March 12, 2011 um 9:53 pm

How exciting! I have a small Meyer lemon tree with a few lemons that are about a week away from being fully ripe. I've been looking for recipes that would showcase their flavor and these two will be the first ones I try.

Thank you for the recipes and for the giveaway!


Anacristina March 12, 2011 um 9:53 pm

Awesome giveaway! I just made a cookie recipe with Meyer lemons. The lemons smelt amazing.


Anonymous March 12, 2011 um 9:55 pm

That little Meyer lemon staring at us from the second to last photo is perfect. Symmetrical almost, no seeds, no blemishes, and that deep yellow color! Wish they were more readily available here.

Cheers,

*Heather*


Unknown March 12, 2011 um 9:55 pm

those look wonderful!


Jen March 12, 2011 um 9:56 pm

How exciting! I have a small Meyer lemon tree with a few lemons that are about a week away from being fully ripe. I've been looking for recipes that would showcase their flavor and these two will be the first ones I try.

Thank you for the recipes and for the giveaway!


Aly March 12, 2011 um 10:00 pm

We are SO incredibly lucky to be able to share what we love. I am not a huge macarons fan – but meyer lemons make everything amazing. Your photos are gorgeous as always –

Cheers – GtoG!


Tracy March 12, 2011 um 10:02 pm

Mmm. Beautiful photos that make me want to drop everything and get in the kitchen. Always inspiring.


Anonymous March 12, 2011 um 10:03 pm

These look delectable. I have caught the lemon bug as well – we whipped up a batch of lemon cheesecake bars last week. It was a great change from our line-up of heavier winter desserts. Can't wait to usher in spring your recipes!


PCovi March 12, 2011 um 10:03 pm

Lemon has to be the best flavor on earth….next to the obvious 😉
Your photos are so beautiful and your time away sounds sweet.


Marthie On The Move March 12, 2011 um 10:06 pm

I'd love to have a macaron cookbook! Every time I see your pictures of these small bites, my mouth waters!


aune March 12, 2011 um 10:07 pm

yes, i'm leaving a comment because of the giveaway.^^' i visit your blog from time to time mainly for the great recipes and fabulous photos, but up till now i haven't post anything, because i'm not good at writing in english ;P reading isn't difficult for me, but if i have to write something, it takes me a lots of time… and i'm a bit lazy person, that's why i only do something when it can bring me some profits. 😉
Your Blog Reader from Poland


Zizi March 12, 2011 um 10:09 pm

Helen,
this post is so wonderful. I love lemons every way. I would eat everything from your photos! 🙂


Di Briseño March 12, 2011 um 10:11 pm

Love your blog, hope I win!


Linda and Matthew March 12, 2011 um 10:14 pm

I love lemon!


Helena March 12, 2011 um 10:17 pm

Amazing pictures! I can't wait for your book to come out 🙂


Barbara March 12, 2011 um 10:18 pm

Someday I'll make macarons. I like the idea of lemon macarons.


Jodi March 12, 2011 um 10:20 pm

Wow, these look amazing! I'm a lemon-lover too and my mouth is just watering looking at them. Thanks for the recipes and for the contest too!


Fete et Fleur March 12, 2011 um 10:21 pm

WOW! I can't believe I'm the first here. I would love a copy of this book. I'm always trying out new macaron recipes. I will definitely be trying this one out for the Meyer Lemon Macarons and Cream. Thank you for it!

Nancy


Eric March 12, 2011 um 10:21 pm

I love the Meyer Lemons. I just wish it was a bit easier to squeeze them.


mycookinghut March 12, 2011 um 10:22 pm

Beautiful! I love citrus dessert and this will be great!


Beth March 12, 2011 um 10:22 pm

Macaroons and lemons! Two of my favourite things.


joanna March 12, 2011 um 10:22 pm

I'd love to win that book! Crossing my fingers!
-Joanna
jhsherman31[at]gmail[dot]com


Anonymous March 12, 2011 um 10:22 pm

Great blog – love every post you make 🙂

Greetings from Denmark
//Phie


linda March 12, 2011 um 10:24 pm

I absolutely love those meyer lemon cream macaroons. can't wait to make them!!!


Amy March 12, 2011 um 10:25 pm

Thank you for a chance to win this giveaway! I've a few attempts on Macaron making….some very successful and some, not as much. I would love to get this book for more tips to improve my skills! 🙂 Guess I'm as crazy about Meyer Lemons as you are. I've made Meyer Lemons Macarons with Limoncello Buttercream and they were so addictive. Can't wait to try them with the Meyer Lemon Creams. That sounds just as delicious!


Michelle Stiles March 12, 2011 um 10:25 pm

Thanks for the lemon recipes. I have 14 Meyer Lemons on my counter. I might be weird. I might love lemons.


Katie March 12, 2011 um 10:26 pm

They look amazing! Going to try and make them this week for my co-workers!


Sam March 12, 2011 um 10:26 pm

I would love that cookbook! I have been wanting to try making macarons, but they seem so daunting. Maybe I'll just have to give it a try and see what happens. 🙂

samanthaj.anderson@gmail.com


Brian Samuels Photography March 12, 2011 um 10:28 pm

Not only a fantastic giveaway, but these macarons with the cream… well, I'm ready to get chowing down!

In all seriousness, I need this cookbook… terribly. Because here's the thing, I have never made macarons before and I'm starting to feel a little ashamed of myself.

We'll have to fix that, won't we?


Vera | Nicest Things March 12, 2011 um 10:29 pm

Oh my god, I just love your foodpics! Especially the first one, it reminds me of a blissful countryside day.
I've always wanted to make some macarons myself, so perhaps next week I'll go for it with your recipe.


White Toast with Butter March 12, 2011 um 10:32 pm

Those macarons look wonderful.


MC March 12, 2011 um 10:32 pm

I love your gluten-free blog! I have celiac and I appreciate all of the beautiful recipes.


Caroline Adobo March 12, 2011 um 10:36 pm

I just gold ahold of some Meyer Lemons this season and would love to make the cream. Maybe dare to make the macarons as well.


Hannah March 12, 2011 um 10:40 pm

Beautiful pictures. I can't wait to try the recipes.


Lisa H. March 12, 2011 um 10:43 pm

Beautiful macarons n photos.
I would love to get a copy of the book… I made macarons last week… Italian meringue…it was a disaster… It rised but lopsided just like a car with a puncture. Baked at 150C fanforced oven. 🙁 what went wrong?
Appreciate any advice.


Allison C March 12, 2011 um 10:44 pm

YUM! These look great. I have actually never tried a meyer lemon, but have been meaning to. Now I have an excuse to try them using the macaron recipe! Two attempts of making macarons and two failures. Hopefully my next batch will work! What are pink lemons?


The Simple Soiree March 12, 2011 um 10:45 pm

These look amazing- I tried to make macarons once and it ended as a disaster.


NatC March 12, 2011 um 10:45 pm

I'm with you on the lemon love. Dessert for me is usually either chocolate or lemon (I recently discovered a lemon icecream. Heaven!)
The lemon cream here looks a little like something we used to call "lemon butter". I can't wait to try these recipes!


Schnitzel and the Trout March 12, 2011 um 10:51 pm

What's not to love? Meyer lemons and macarons!! I would love to win!! Thank you. Susan


Megan March 12, 2011 um 10:53 pm

Can't wait to make lemon macarons!


Natalia March 12, 2011 um 10:53 pm

I discovered some days ago your blog (and your Twitter account ;P ) and I love it! Your photos and recipes are awesome. Congrats!
Yum! Lemon cream is delicious!
Please, Random, choose me, I'd like to win this giveaway 😉


Jade March 12, 2011 um 11:02 pm

I've tried macarons before, but they were not exactly a success!These lemon ones look fantastic, and I'd love a fun book to give me inspiration to try again!


Leah S March 12, 2011 um 11:09 pm

These look amazing. I have a whole tree of meyer lemons that are just calling out to be made into macarons.


NotAppealing March 12, 2011 um 11:09 pm

Oh yummy! Perfect for spring…


camille March 12, 2011 um 11:14 pm

Wow, everything looks so yummy! I think I'll give the creams a try tomorrow… Merci 🙂


Shelley March 12, 2011 um 11:18 pm

I've always wanted to make my own macarons! Thank you for such a lovely giveaway~~


Jeanne March 12, 2011 um 11:20 pm

Oh, that Meyer lemon cream looks heavenly! The photos are gorgeous and the color is so summery. I've been wanting to learn how to make macarons for a long time so I'll have to take a look at that cookbook.


Anonymous March 12, 2011 um 11:29 pm

I both intrigued and terrified at the thought of making macarons, but you make it sound so easy!! I would love to win that cookbook to hep me get over my imaginary macaron roadblock!


Unknown March 12, 2011 um 11:32 pm

OK, feeling lucky today! I hope I win!


Claire March 12, 2011 um 11:36 pm

I would love this book! Thanks for the great recipes and the fun giveaway, always a pleasure to read about your latest adventures.


girlleastlikely March 12, 2011 um 11:37 pm

oh wow!
These look amazing! I am in fits of jealousy over a) your incredible macarons and creams b) your incredible photography and c) the fac that you have meyer lemons! 🙁

I've never come by them in Australia, though I've been desperately looking given all the meyer lemon related recipes I've seen lately… lucky you, to be sent a bunch!


Callie Grayson March 12, 2011 um 11:38 pm

I so love lemons, all their lemony goodness makes me smile.
I hope to make this lemon creams very soon.

What a great give away!
thanks!
xx
callie


Unknown March 12, 2011 um 11:40 pm

I absolutely love lemons! Can't wait to make the lemon creams and enjoy them on my porch during the summer 🙂


Carly March 12, 2011 um 11:44 pm

Can't wait to try these!!


Sneh | Cook Republic March 12, 2011 um 11:44 pm

The cream looks so delicate and light, kind of like a little ballerina in mid-air poised in all her beauty! I love love the color!

Would cornflour work instead of cornstarch? I have cornflour but not cornstarch and I have an abundance of lemons at the moment, so was wondering!


Carly March 12, 2011 um 11:45 pm

Can't wait to try these!!


Unknown March 12, 2011 um 11:45 pm

I've looked a some macaron recipes but haven't taken them on. Now that I've seen your lemon and almond combo, I'm ready to try them.


Carly March 12, 2011 um 11:47 pm

Love the looks of these macarons!


Unknown March 12, 2011 um 11:55 pm

My mom loves Meyer lemons too, and she has been working on her macaron skills. She will be so thrilled to hear about this!


Unknown March 12, 2011 um 11:55 pm

I've always dreamed about winning a giveaway on a blog. Not to mention, one for a macaroon cookbook!


Ann March 12, 2011 um 11:56 pm

Pick me!


Averie March 12, 2011 um 11:58 pm

The pics are beautiful! I live in San Diego and a friend has a lemon tree and gave me some this week. And another friend has a meyer lemon tree and gave me some of hers. It's lemon mania 🙂

I would LOVE to go to a photography workshop with you and Tami!


Mrs. Wonder March 12, 2011 um 11:59 pm

We used to have a lemon tree in our backyard. The lemon creams are making me drool!


Unknown March 12, 2011 um 11:59 pm

My mom loves meyer lemons and she has been working on her macaron skills-she will be thrilled to hear about this!

Oh also, lately, anytime I have tried searching on the site, I've been told there is a malfunction. Is that a general issue or is that just me?

Thanks!


dani March 12, 2011 um 11:59 pm

I would love to learn to make macarones – I am nervous to try without a scale


Lisa Levine March 13, 2011 um 12:00 am

The cream and macarons look amazing! Definitely want to try…


Lisa Levine March 13, 2011 um 12:01 am

Definitely want to try those macarons! I Love meyer lemon!


Grace March 13, 2011 um 12:09 am

Great Giveaway. I have yet to conquer my fear of trying to make macarons. I have dried out my egg whites countless times but chicken out at the last minute. Yours are beautiful. I too am a lemon lover, these would be a perfect first try but something inside tells me I'm still not ready. I think I need a little more confidence before I tackle them. I have researched as much as I possibly can and I am armed with a long list of tips, hopefully one day I will attempt.


YN March 13, 2011 um 12:11 am

I love the photo with the lemons!


Kate March 13, 2011 um 12:11 am

My husband and I have been teaming up to make the perfect macarons! Love this post – must try meyer lemon.


All That's Left Are The Crumbs March 13, 2011 um 12:12 am

Perfect timing! I think I may have finally been able to locate some Meyer lemons here so I am really looking forward to trying these.


Cathy March 13, 2011 um 12:15 am

Great giveaway. Fingers crossed!


Christine @ Nourish the Budding Lotus March 13, 2011 um 12:19 am

I would love to learn to make macaron. The are so beautiful…and delicious 🙂


Mayra Alejandra March 13, 2011 um 12:19 am

I absolutely <3 your blog – it makes me all warm and fuzzy inside 😉


jarnizzl March 13, 2011 um 12:20 am

Love your pictures, as always! They're stunning.


Anonymous March 13, 2011 um 12:26 am

Hi Helene, whenever I wake up to find an email from Tartlette in my Inbox, I smile and get out of bed on the RIGHT side. Your pictures are delicious. Your recipes are scrumptious. Your writing so delectable. And now a giveaway – might be my chance to make macarons for the first time 🙂


Stephanie March 13, 2011 um 12:30 am

Sounds like a lovely book! Who doesn't love macarons?


allisonmariecat March 13, 2011 um 12:34 am

I love Meyer lemons. I just made a preserve from ten pounds, flavored with honey and ginger. I'd love to win the macaron – after years of reading your blog, I have finally warmed up to them 🙂


janna March 13, 2011 um 12:35 am

I haven't been brave enough to attempt marcarons – but perhaps an entire cookbook about them would be just the push I need!


Mandy March 13, 2011 um 12:40 am

lovely macarons!!! 🙂

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Unknown March 13, 2011 um 12:42 am

Some of my favorite things – lemons & macarons! By the way, I admire the wonderful photography, it never ceases to amaze me! 🙂


Kelly March 13, 2011 um 12:43 am

These look delicious! My best friend has just discovered a love for baking macarons and I would love to win this to send to her for her birthday (but not before trying a few recipes myself)

Thanks for such wonderful photos & recipes!


le festin March 13, 2011 um 12:47 am

I love macarons 🙂


Julia @ DimpleArts Photography March 13, 2011 um 12:49 am

Macaroons are so delicate and delicious. I am a bit intimidated by the process of making them. But they taste heavenly. The workshops sound like a great idea. I need to look into attending one.


Katie March 13, 2011 um 1:00 am

These macarons look so good! Thanks for another great recipe.


Suburban prep March 13, 2011 um 1:01 am

Yummy Macaroons!!
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What a beautiful idea and perfect for so many events macaroons are.


Analogue March 13, 2011 um 1:08 am

Perfect timing! My sister rang last night for a recipe for lemon curd, as she's just been given a lot of lemons, and mentioned she'd discovered macarons. I've sent her the link to this post.

Thank you!


Katie March 13, 2011 um 1:12 am

Meyer lemons are wonderful. I made meyer lemon ice cream a few years ago that was so intensely lemony it was amazing.


LadyWild March 13, 2011 um 1:19 am

I love macarons. I've been nervous to try making them on my own. A book would help with the inspiration.


Eva March 13, 2011 um 1:19 am

They look so good!


Eva March 13, 2011 um 1:20 am

Looks yummy!


MelissaD March 13, 2011 um 1:20 am

Ooh lemons – one of my absolute favorite flavors. I can remember eating them straight off my grandpa's tree when I was growing up. And of course I'd love to learn to make macarons.
Thanks for your generosity!


Jeff R March 13, 2011 um 1:21 am

Love your photos. I think you have some of the best food photos on the web!


Unknown March 13, 2011 um 1:26 am

I adore your recipes and food styling, you are wonderful 🙂


Unknown March 13, 2011 um 1:31 am

Definitely adding "lemon cremes" to my to-do list 🙂


caz March 13, 2011 um 1:31 am

I wish I could have a lemon tree… mmmmmmm… I love lemons…

oh, and macaroons… mmm macaroons…

would love a cookbook!

good luck everyone!!


Donaji March 13, 2011 um 1:32 am

Those lemon cremes sound delicious!


Adam March 13, 2011 um 1:34 am

As soon as I get back home to California where my mixer and food processor live, I'm going to have to go make these (though going back to California will of course mean leaving London and by proxy, leaving the Laduree and Pierre Herme boutiques here where I've grown accustomed to spending obscene amounts of money.)


Bebe March 13, 2011 um 1:35 am

I love meyer lemons, and your photography is beautiful!


Sara March 13, 2011 um 1:36 am

I love your website and it is on my daily read list 🙂 These look lovely and I am sure the book would be a fabulous addition to my collection!


zhazha March 13, 2011 um 1:42 am

Yum! I love anything made with Meyer Lemons


Amber March 13, 2011 um 1:46 am

I have attempted macarons a couple times, and been semi-successful. Sounds like this book could be just what I need!


kettx March 13, 2011 um 1:49 am

oooh would be lovely to win!


aubrey March 13, 2011 um 1:50 am

Macaron cookbook? Sign me up!


regina March 13, 2011 um 1:53 am

I am praying for more time in the day to allow me to make these wonderful lemony delights. I want to stay at home full time and bake to my hearts content. Thanks so much for this wonderful recipe – next leave break from work I plan to try these.


LeighBakes March 13, 2011 um 1:56 am

I just love macarons. I only recently discovered them, but I was in love at first bite!


Daniel L. Dill March 13, 2011 um 1:58 am

You really like macaroons, don't you?


Linda J-H March 13, 2011 um 1:59 am

These lemon desserts look fabulous.


Danja March 13, 2011 um 1:59 am

I have yet to try a macaron. And just yesterday I got Hisako Ogita's I Love Macarons book, after reading a positive commentary on it by David Lebovitz. So I am nervous and excited to try making them. And your amazing photos give me courage to just do it. 🙂


Foodie Ann March 13, 2011 um 1:59 am

Count me in….May this might be my lucky number…:)


Lynn March 13, 2011 um 3:03 am

Oh! I love those macarons they look amazing!


Trish March 13, 2011 um 3:08 am

Would absolutely love this cookbook…I've been dying to try macarons!


Casey Bahr March 13, 2011 um 3:09 am

Sounds fun! I've always heard how yummy macarons are but I've never tried them.


alizardinthegarden March 13, 2011 um 3:09 am

I would love to win that book! I just made Meyer Lemon Macarons last weekend. I really enjoying following what you are up to and insights into Charleston! Keep it up – can't wait to see what's next.


Chantel March 13, 2011 um 3:09 am

Those macarons look amazing! I've been meaning to try making some sort of macarons, but haven't had the chance yet. They're so pretty. 🙂


Mrs. Frazier March 13, 2011 um 3:14 am

My new years resolution was to learn how to make macaroons!! I would love this!!!! Thank you for sharing!!


Hale March 13, 2011 um 3:15 am

YUM! These look great. I have actually never tried a meyer lemon, but have been meaning to.
Love your photos. I think you have some of the best food photos on the web!


Caroline March 13, 2011 um 3:17 am

These macarons look amazing!


Vicky Raigo March 13, 2011 um 3:20 am

I am seriously addicted to your blog, I love both your recipes and your photographs. Thanks for sharing!


Julie March 13, 2011 um 3:26 am

Yay giveaway! I'd love to try making macarons, but I'm positive there's no way they'd look as lovely as yours.


Jessica March 13, 2011 um 3:27 am

This post is having me nearly thirst for summer.

Sweet breeze of a food display!
Bring on some more…


Kari March 13, 2011 um 3:41 am

I love lemon cream. Will definitely give it a try.

Congrats, great pictures!


Laura B. March 13, 2011 um 3:41 am

Can't wait to try the cream!


Julia Brasileiro March 13, 2011 um 3:49 am

I must say that this book could help me a lot!
I tried making macarons once, but i dont know if i over mixed, or did the oposite. The problem could be with the stove as my mom pointed out, but I doubt that. Anyways, Love your blog and your recipes but most of all I love your photography!! So thanks for that oportunity!


Nisa March 13, 2011 um 3:52 am

mmmm meyer lemons!


Anonymous March 13, 2011 um 3:53 am

great photos! The Macaroons look really scrumptious , made them once but kinda failed ill give it anothertry next time


Pilarh March 13, 2011 um 3:12 am

I love lemons too,I'm sure this macarons are delicious!
Thanks for hosting the giveaway.


Olivia March 13, 2011 um 3:34 am

I'll be making lemon macarons on Monday!

Check our my macaron shop: www.lepetitbonbon.ca

Love your photography!

O


MonicaDG327 March 13, 2011 um 3:36 am

I'm so excited to try this! I've never made macarons before, but my husband loves lemon and I think this would make a great first try!


Koci March 13, 2011 um 3:40 am

Those macarons would be so perfectly light and sweet for the spring. Beautiful!


Yvette March 13, 2011 um 3:57 am

Love your macaron adventures!!! Meyer lemon would be fabulous!!


Sarah March 13, 2011 um 4:00 am

I would love to win this book! I could probably never make macarons as beautiful as yours, but I would love to try:)


Salt Lake Sugar March 13, 2011 um 4:05 am

I just love all your macarons! Such lovely shots too. 🙂


Cera March 13, 2011 um 4:22 am

Since they don't carry meyer lemons in my local grocery store and yet I live in a fairly large town/urban area, what would be a good place to find them? I'm so eager to try all these meyer lemon recipes I've been seeing.


Unknown March 13, 2011 um 4:23 am

I've tried macarons a couple of times… with some mixed results but they always taste delightful! This recipe sounds so wonderful for spring! I think it's time to try again 🙂


Michelle March 13, 2011 um 4:27 am

These look delicious and you've inspired me to finally get some meyer lemons!


Vimitha Durai March 13, 2011 um 4:28 am

That looks mouth watering and very tempting… Lovely flavorful macroons


Jen March 13, 2011 um 4:48 am

Hi, I just wanted to say how much I love your blog and can't wait for your book to be released since I've already pre-ordered it on Amazon! Keep up the good work <3


Paula – bell'alimento March 13, 2011 um 4:54 am

<3 <3 <3 Lemons! I have to get my hands on some of these pink lemons!


{ aggie } March 13, 2011 um 5:12 am

Oh, I think this is your greatest giveaway yet!

I'm a budding photographer myself, and I LOVE food, so your blog is a wonderful combination of both.

And a book on macarons? Who wouldn't want that?


Anonymous March 13, 2011 um 5:43 am

wow! i didn't know that a "pink lemon" actually existed! i googled it right after i read your post lol. it's really neat when you learn about strange new ingredients to use in cooking and baking. thanks for sharing!


Jill March 13, 2011 um 5:52 am

What a great recipe! I love your pictures!


JoAnne March 13, 2011 um 6:01 am

Oh these look so good…meyer lemons are my absolute favorite!! I am going to try to make my first macarons next week!


Anonymous March 13, 2011 um 6:08 am

I would love to be able to make macarons at home! These look delicious! I love the subtle pink color. 🙂


MerveillesbyEstelle March 13, 2011 um 6:33 am

I found your blog via a friend and you have amazing photos! Your recipes are quite intriguing to me. Tried to make macarons last week, took 3 tries to get the texture correct but still trying to perfect the size of each macarons.
absolutely need to try some of your recipes.


Brooke March 13, 2011 um 6:33 am

well, this is just so handy, as i've got a meyer lemon tree that is dripping with lemons right now! thanks!


Unknown March 13, 2011 um 6:41 am

I like how the mac shells get flavored too, rather than just gaudily-colored.


Renee March 13, 2011 um 6:42 am

Oh macarons, sigh! I really want to make them at home, but I am scared it's too difficult. Thanks for sharing this recipe; I will give it a try :).


Jess March 13, 2011 um 6:52 am

i'm dying to try to make macarons.


Angela March 13, 2011 um 6:53 am

I love macaroons and I love lemon… so this looks like a great combination. Thanks for sharing the recipe with us.


Kathy March 13, 2011 um 6:58 am

Those look so yummy! Thanks for the giveaway!


Gretchen March 13, 2011 um 6:59 am

I had never heard of lemon macarons, but these sound delightful! If only I had the skills to attempt these at home.


Anne March 13, 2011 um 7:15 am

Oh, lovely desserts! I love lemon, but have never tried, or seen, Meyer lemons. I'd love to win the book – macarons are such fun to make.


Dandy March 13, 2011 um 7:19 am

I am actually salivating over those creams.


Kendall March 13, 2011 um 7:32 am

Your photos are so beautiful. I wish I had easy access to Meyer lemons. Hopefully I'll see some at the farmer's market here. <3


Damaris @Kitchen Corners March 13, 2011 um 7:34 am

as always your photography is pure inspiration. I wish I could go to food blog forum and hear you speak. Can't wait to read your book.


TigerLill March 13, 2011 um 7:37 am

those photos look like spring's on its way. Can't wait to get out into the green again and enjoy life=)
Thanks for sharing!!


Liron Mcley March 13, 2011 um 8:20 am

I love this blog!!!
You always inspire me to try and make new beautiful food with your divine photographs!!
I am soooo going to make these lovely meyer lemon macarons!!!


Simones Kitchen March 13, 2011 um 8:28 am

Well there are only a few people in the world with your wonderful skil at writing and photography so I would love to follow such a workshop!! The book sounds great too!


Kelly-Jane March 13, 2011 um 9:33 am

I must make them for hubby he loves lemon too, they look delicious.

Please don't enter me for the giveaway – have it already 🙂


Yolanda Iglesias March 13, 2011 um 9:49 am

The photo are very very beautiful, and the macarons seems delicious!
I want that book, so luck for me! jajaja


jessicajlee March 13, 2011 um 9:58 am

I imagine lemon would mark just the right balance in these macarons! I'm dying to try them.


Diana Sh P March 13, 2011 um 10:12 am

Oh my… the pictures are mouth watering:)


Lisa Renée March 13, 2011 um 11:24 am

As always, another beautiful post. As a fairly new blogger, I am really interested in your workshop. I live in Charleston, SC and would love to hear if there are any in this area? I am also looking for some photography workshops for summer. Would love some suggestions….Lisa


Mrs. G March 13, 2011 um 12:04 pm

I have never had Meyer lemons. I will go seek some out.


Crumbs N Crust March 13, 2011 um 12:20 pm

As always… Your photos look beautiful = ) You make simple looking lemons look awesome !

Thank you for the giveaway.

Blessings


Eugenia210 March 13, 2011 um 12:45 pm

Ohh!!…what a wonderful giveaway!!….I cross my fingers!!!……I have never try to make macarons but it is an excelent idea!!
I love your photos.
All the best from Argentina.


Rachel March 13, 2011 um 12:48 pm

Lovely recipe. I'd love to get that book, too.


Betsy March 13, 2011 um 12:53 pm

Love the photos and the giveaway! This is perfect timing…I was just looking for recipes so I can start making my own macarons 🙂


Twink Lim March 13, 2011 um 1:13 pm

Ooo..I am so glad I visited your blog today and there is a lovely giveaway!Still trying to master the macaron.


Jaime March 13, 2011 um 1:20 pm

Sounds so yummy!!


linda March 13, 2011 um 1:20 pm

beautifiul post & photography fabulous!
i have taken 3 workshops in macaron baking & hopefully i will have success @ home. since i love lemon, your meter lemon macarons look fantastic!
please come to nyc & give workshops!!!please!


Ana Telkieva March 13, 2011 um 1:20 pm

Awsome photos,and receipes as well.


juliaelmer at hotmail dot com March 13, 2011 um 1:33 pm

The photos are as beautiful as always, and I love the pop of yellow from the meyer lemons. I make a smoothie every morning that includes a whole meyer lemon. I love them!

I've never been game to make my own macarons, but I think you've finally inspired me! I never really thought of them as such, but they are a great GF treat that you'd have to be crazy not to enjoy eating! The gingerbread ones you mention sound right up my alley.


Kimberley March 13, 2011 um 1:37 pm

Amazing blog. I look forward to your photography and recipes. Every photo makes me want to reach out and touch the food. Simply elegant.


Leslie March 13, 2011 um 1:39 pm

The best of both worlds … lemons and almonds. I'm off to the store for ingreds now!


Unknown March 13, 2011 um 1:42 pm

I love Meyer Lemons and Macarons so Meyer Lemon Macarons would be fantastic!


charlene020 March 13, 2011 um 2:00 pm

I love, love lemons – I just took your adapted version of lemon pound cake out of the oven and my mouth is watering. Now I can't wait to try the creams and the macarons! Enjoy the rest of your week-end!


Shelby March 13, 2011 um 2:00 pm

What a refreshing post! I simply love the twist, flavor and zing that lemons give to any dish, particularly desserts! I look forward to giving these recipes a go! Thank you!


ethel March 13, 2011 um 2:05 pm

I love baking and I totally adore your blog!


Donna March 13, 2011 um 2:06 pm

These look just perfect. Macarons have usually defeated me, but thanks to these and your Carrot Cake macaron recipe, I'm getting my courage up to try again. Thank you for all your great recipes and photos!


Courtney March 13, 2011 um 2:17 pm

Oh, these sound wonderful! I absolutely love lemon desserts.


Pat R March 13, 2011 um 2:24 pm

I am intimidated by macarons. I have wanted to try my hand at making them so often, but can't get my courage up. Winning the book would sure boost my confidence to try.

psrrn@aol.com


Andi of My Beautiful Adventures March 13, 2011 um 2:31 pm

I'm drooling! Yum!!!


Land March 13, 2011 um 2:38 pm

Macarons have to be the most photogenic cookie of all time!


Therealpepperboy March 13, 2011 um 2:42 pm

Beautiful, wish I could make them as lovely as you do!


pitu March 13, 2011 um 2:51 pm

Love this recipe! I´m "studying" macarons…not easy at all but worth trying and re-trying. Thank you!


Jackie March 13, 2011 um 2:53 pm

Glad you got some time to relax! Sounds like a great retreat.

And mmm Meyer Lemons. In cream form!! And macarons!! I think I've found my sunshine for this dreary week I have coming up.

Thanks for the recipes! (And the giveaway!)


Lisa March 13, 2011 um 2:56 pm

I SO need to make macarons again. I tried twice, and the first was a flop, but the second time was very good! I want to try again. Unfortunately no chance of meyer lemons here (Korea). Even regular lemons are pretty expensive. :/


TracyGR March 13, 2011 um 3:03 pm

I would love to try making these!


Susan's Scribbles March 13, 2011 um 3:24 pm

The lemon crème looks delightful! And your photos are gorgeous!


Unknown March 13, 2011 um 3:26 pm

I have been obsessed with perfecting macaroons ever since I read about them on your post. I really think they are the hardest thing I have ever attempted! I would love to win this book for the expertise!
Wendy


leemaemarie March 13, 2011 um 3:29 pm

I would love to get this cookbook, i have been aching to make some macaroons for such a long time, however my current apartment makes baking/cooking quite difficut…so i still have not attempted any. This would be great to give me a push!


NJE March 13, 2011 um 3:30 pm

These sound delicious!!


Araceli March 13, 2011 um 3:38 pm

Macarons…..uuuuhhhhmmmm! delicious!!!!!


Jenny March 13, 2011 um 3:39 pm

I have Meyer lemons on my counter right now, left over from the lemon squares I made recently, and macroons sound like a good idea for those lemons.


Lulu"s Sweet Secrets March 13, 2011 um 3:43 pm

Gorgeous as always! I LOVE your blog!


KG3 March 13, 2011 um 3:44 pm

Asked for almonds for my birthday in hopes of catching a recipe I haven't tried yet. Currently cracking my eggs to get those whites separated and into the fridge so I can make the Meyer lemon macarons in three to four days, if I can wait that long. This recipe is not making me the world's most patient person.


Lori March 13, 2011 um 3:45 pm

I'm daunted by the macaron but so want to try. And love lemons as well, so may just have to jump & do it. Thanks for the lovely site. It never fails to bring calm, beauty & inspiration. Nice in a crazy world.


Erin March 13, 2011 um 3:51 pm

I love Meyer lemons and I love mararons. Yum!


Carolyn March 13, 2011 um 3:58 pm

I just finished hand brushing pollen on the stamens of Meyer lemon blossoms sitting in my north window. I may not have Meyer lemons to use until next year, but I certainly look forward to using them with your recipe. Thank you for the cookbook giveaway and for your insights on food photos–your recipes are awesome!


Leeann March 13, 2011 um 4:06 pm

I love your mac recipes and have been successful making them. Even though I don't have Meyer lemons, the lemons on my tree are very sweet and mild and I will be making these tomorrow! Thanks!


Regina March 13, 2011 um 4:08 pm

Wow those macaroons and lemon cream looks delicious I too am a lemon lover and I can't wait to try these!


Anonymous March 13, 2011 um 4:11 pm

Ohhh, I anticipate the Meyer lemon season every year. Of course I picked up a bag when I spotted them for the first time this year at the grocery store. The perfect beginning for spring. Thanks for sharing!


Serena March 13, 2011 um 4:16 pm

macarons! 🙂


Sandra March 13, 2011 um 4:23 pm

I have always wanted to make macaroons, but was to afraid to try. Maybe this cookbook will help me get over my fear. Also those lemon creams look amazing. Perfect for the dreary spring days we are getting up north.


RecetasMaria March 13, 2011 um 4:29 pm

I discovered this blog through Bakerella.com and I felt in love with it !! I am reading all your recipes and I love them all. Thank you for all the information you give us, all the time you take to write this blog and for all the BEAUTIFUL pictures !! THANK YOU (again) 🙂


Topher March 13, 2011 um 4:44 pm

Mmmm…lemon. Thanks!

Chris M.

zekks at yahoo dot com


Anastasia March 13, 2011 um 4:46 pm

Everything looks so delicious! I've been wanting to learn how to make macarons for a while now. Thanks for sharing this recipe!


Jessa March 13, 2011 um 4:49 pm

I just bought some gorgeous meyers yesterday! Looks like I know what I'm doing with them now.

I too am a meyer lemon addict, and am fortunate enough to live in a place where they are easy to get Bay Area, CA). I still never seem to have enough of them, though!


Nina March 13, 2011 um 4:51 pm

I`ve wanted to make macaroons for a long time.. The book would make it so easy to give it a go 🙂


Shanda March 13, 2011 um 5:08 pm

I love lemons! Lemon anything!


Jan March 13, 2011 um 5:12 pm

wow! can't wait to make these… look delish!


L.Q. March 13, 2011 um 5:18 pm

A workshop on food styling? That sounds absolutely lovely! I would love to try out some new food styling with this new cookbook.


berry lovely March 13, 2011 um 5:22 pm

I love Meyer Lemons, unfortunately I haven't seen them here in Germany yet. When I still lived in Canada I made some Meyer Lemon Curd, which was really good. As always your pictures are stunning and a great inspiration. Thank you.


Karine March 13, 2011 um 5:31 pm

Yummy… have to try this recipe. I am a lemon and citrus addict as well. There is something so special in sour desserts that is so appealing.

By the way, any chance you will ever visit Montreal and teach a course here. We lack food photography courses. It would be awesome to finally meet you.

Thanks for the recipe. Mille merci.


Me March 13, 2011 um 5:39 pm

… Meyer lemons ready on my counter to try the cream and macarons this morning – just peeked at "Macarons: Authentic French Cookie Recipes from the Macaron Cafe" by Cecile Cannone and all of these – yours and hers – are gluten free!!!


Robin March 13, 2011 um 5:41 pm

Absolutely love lemon recipes!


Sara March 13, 2011 um 5:42 pm

Stunning photos, as usual! I've been planning to take the plunge into the world of Macaron-making sometime soon, and this Meyer lemon flavour sounds absolutely fabulous.


Sarah T March 13, 2011 um 5:48 pm

I have never actually had a macaron. I want desperately to make them, every variety you have on your blog, but I'm worried about messing them up.


moni.zuza March 13, 2011 um 5:48 pm

Those macaroons look dreamy – thanks for sharing! And a whole cookbook of macaroons would be quite a lovely thing to work ones way through. 🙂


SarahBCave March 13, 2011 um 5:51 pm

I can't wait to make these! I love lemons and I love macaroons… perfection is sure to be had from this!


Unknown March 13, 2011 um 5:54 pm

I made my first batch of macarons yesterday. They weren't perfect, but they were delicious. I'm inspired to keep trying until they are as beautiful as yours!


Kathy March 13, 2011 um 5:57 pm

The pictures are wonderful and the cream cheese filling sounds yummy!


WYC March 13, 2011 um 6:06 pm

Your photos and recipes are such an inspiration for the soul. Thank you.


Hannah March 13, 2011 um 6:17 pm

I am very envious of you going to a retreat, it sounds wonderful. As do the macarons!


abby March 13, 2011 um 6:21 pm

that cookbook sounds amazing! i loved your photographs!


fleurgirls March 13, 2011 um 6:22 pm

They look like little sunshines! Can wait to try this recipe – thanks! -Jeanne


Marata March 13, 2011 um 6:43 pm

I tried making one of your Macaron recipes last week. LOL They came out like pancakes and ran into each other. Everyone loved what I made but they didn't know what they were supposed to be. I think I need to practice a few more times. Love your blogs and beautiful photos.


Cecily March 13, 2011 um 6:51 pm

I love meyer lemons and they have just started to arive in the stores. I think I will have to try these recipes. They sound so good.


Trudi S. March 13, 2011 um 6:56 pm

I love your pictures, and the food looks so delicious!


Katie March 13, 2011 um 6:56 pm

Macarons are the new cupcake!


Ann March 13, 2011 um 6:59 pm

One of the things on my Bucket List is to visit every one of Pierre Hermes' macaron shops in Paris. I love macarons, I love lemons. These must be fantastic!


lalalalalalala March 13, 2011 um 7:18 pm

I would love to win this cookbook. I've seen more & more macarons in stores.


Anonymous March 13, 2011 um 7:28 pm

I'm a recent convert to the gluten-free regime, and I love macarons! Thank you for your beautiful website, which has reassured me that life can still be lovely and delicious without gluten.


Unknown March 13, 2011 um 7:33 pm

These sound so fun! 🙂


Rebecca March 13, 2011 um 7:35 pm

These are making the last couple of days of winter even more unbearable! Beautiful pictures.


Isa March 13, 2011 um 7:38 pm

What a perfect gluten-free sweet treat! Merci Hélène! What happens if you use egg whites that haven't been in the fridge for several days?


Julie G. March 13, 2011 um 7:54 pm

I recently spent my birthday trying macarons at French bakeries around Atlanta. I'm intimidated by the process but would love to learn how to make these treats myself!


Luisa Morón March 13, 2011 um 7:59 pm

me encanta tu post la luz que tienen las fotos. Y la receta. Los macarons estupendos.


Cat March 13, 2011 um 8:06 pm

I just started making macarons properly. So excited for this giveaway!


klaudias March 13, 2011 um 8:06 pm

this made me very hungry. It sounds and looks delicious! 🙂


Amy Terral March 13, 2011 um 8:33 pm

I never, EVER, go to France without buying quite a few macarons! Thanks for the opportunity to see how to make them…yum!


Marion March 13, 2011 um 8:37 pm

I have made only once before, but this recipe is SO much easier to follow. Thank you for sharing. Definitely will make these!
And the cookbook..well, I wouldn't be posting if I did not want it, wouldn't I.
🙂


bell March 13, 2011 um 8:40 pm

Wow, with the amount of comments I had to scroll through to make to the comment box, I can only hope that it's just random enough for me to be chosen – I'm dying for macaron success…it's about time! Either way, it's worth commenting on what a gloriously beautiful combination is made when your cooking meets your photography and styling. I only wish I could do one of your workshops, maybe in the future it'll be possible!


Cindy Ruth March 13, 2011 um 8:46 pm

Time to go to the store and buy some Meyer lemons! Looks delicious. Would love to win the book.


Ainnl March 13, 2011 um 8:50 pm

I was just planning on making a lemon curd…maybe lemon creme will be a good choice instead.


Guadalupe Zimmermann March 13, 2011 um 9:19 pm

I love your Blog. Thanks for your recipes and for the giveaway!
Greetings from Germany


Holly @ Recipes from a Normal Mum March 13, 2011 um 9:23 pm

Beautiful. And my I have macaron envy. I have been trying to perfect my macarons for a few week. They're so temperamental!


Joni March 13, 2011 um 9:27 pm

Perfect. I even have a bunch of meyer lemons sitting in a bowl on my counter right now, waiting for the right idea.


siasforsweets@q.com March 13, 2011 um 9:36 pm

I am hoping that Bill will choose my comment! I am intrigued by the macrons on the sticks you were referring too! Also, the gingerbread recipe sounds delish! Love to receive the book! Have a lovely week! siasforsweets@q.com


lo81 March 13, 2011 um 9:36 pm

I love macarons!


Jen March 13, 2011 um 9:40 pm

I ADORE Meyer lemons!! And macarons! <3 the post.


Kay March 13, 2011 um 9:41 pm

Mmm.. these macarons look amazing. As always!!


Unknown March 13, 2011 um 9:55 pm

I always love making macaroons and this recipie sounds incredible! Off to the kitchen I go!


Unknown March 13, 2011 um 9:58 pm

Another lovely macaron recipe I'd love to try out! I have not gathered enough courage, though, so the book would be a much needed push.
Many thanks for your recipes, warm words & photos!
Cecilia


Magda March 13, 2011 um 10:07 pm

I just love your shots, they are so beautiful


Nanasniftynitch March 13, 2011 um 10:20 pm

Oh YUM!!!! I love lemon… and I have been seeing so many people making Macarons, I can't wait to try these. Thank you so much for sharing with all of us.
And for the offer of such a wonderful giveaway. I know whoever wins will be thoroughly pleased.
April


Sara March 13, 2011 um 10:22 pm

Lovely macarons…I love lemon cookies! 🙂


Emily Marks March 13, 2011 um 10:31 pm

looks wonderful! what a refreshing way to jump start my spring!


Patricia Scarpin March 13, 2011 um 10:40 pm

You know how crazy about lemons I am, sweetie! These are right up my alley. Divine!


Anonymous March 13, 2011 um 10:41 pm

i've always wanted to make my own macarons 🙂 thanks for the recipe!


Andrea Z. March 13, 2011 um 10:46 pm

The lemon cream looks amazing, can't wait to try it.


Jen H. March 13, 2011 um 10:47 pm

I am in LOVE with your blog and photography. The macarons, especially, look fantastic!


Katie March 13, 2011 um 10:57 pm

i'd LOVE to win! I love love love macarons, but have yet to master them – assistance would be lovely! 🙂


pabersnews March 13, 2011 um 11:03 pm

I have never seen a pink lemon – you are so lucky. Thanks for the awesome recipes.


jabreb March 13, 2011 um 11:05 pm

So far I've downloaded your macaron tutorial (Love It!) and collected recipes…working up the nerve to tackle my first macaron. Keep reading the instructions over and over…I think I can do it!!


Amanda March 13, 2011 um 11:11 pm

Beautiful macaroons! Beautiful pictures too, as always! I'd love to win the giveaway.


Mindi – Dandi March 13, 2011 um 11:13 pm

O.M.G.! love lemon – so refreshing! I have the egg whites aging now so will definitely try these later this week. Good thing is my boyfriend is not a huge lemon lover so I will get more for me! YAY!


Annetje March 13, 2011 um 11:13 pm

Thank you for your lovely recipes and fantastic photographs.
They are a real treat!
Would love to win the macaron cooking book.
Annetje


Hannah xx March 13, 2011 um 11:21 pm

Delicious Macaroons and gorgeous pics. love love love xx


Jennie March 13, 2011 um 11:22 pm

The lemon desserts scream spring to me! Love your blog – the photography and the writing are beautiful.


Lisa | Authentic Suburban Gourmet March 13, 2011 um 11:23 pm

Beautiful and stunning as always! Love all of the lemon – so perfect for the beginning of Spring. Gorgeous photos!


Catherine March 13, 2011 um 11:24 pm

Your photographs are stunning!! I have always wanted to try to make macarons myself. Thank you for the giveaway opportunity! 🙂


LJ March 13, 2011 um 11:25 pm

My first experience with macarons was Bouchon in Yountville. Definitely a way to get one hooked. Delicious!


Moo March 13, 2011 um 11:25 pm

hi! just discovered your blog. will attempt the mava cakes soon 🙂
i love, love macarons. my favorite is green tea and black sesame.


Megg March 13, 2011 um 11:30 pm

Yum! Meyer lemon recipes definitely remind me of spring.


Tania March 13, 2011 um 11:42 pm

I love your photos. I'd love to be able to learn to take just lovely pictures. You're recipe's aren't bad either! 😉


Cate Holst March 13, 2011 um 11:46 pm

I really need help with macarons, so this book would be a great asset


shellie March 14, 2011 um 12:06 am

yum…i hope i win i have lots of meyer lemons on my trees!


Angie March 14, 2011 um 12:16 am

These are gorgeous!


Mary Ann Miltenberger March 14, 2011 um 12:19 am

I just discovered your site from an article on Forbe's – how wonderful! I love the photos and can't wait to try out some of these recipes. Thanks for sharing!


sweeps99 March 14, 2011 um 12:28 am

Just beautiful. Did you ever think of making a calendar with all the recipes and lovely photos. Thanks for passin this recipe along.


Tara March 14, 2011 um 12:29 am

You are a lifesaver! I was grocery shopping this morning and organic Meyer lemons were on sale 10/$2 so I stocked up not quite knowing what I was going to bake. Now I know 🙂 Thank you so much!! Beautiful pictures as always! Lemon desserts are one of my favorites too – so refreshing, especially when the weather is so nice!


Gina March 14, 2011 um 12:30 am

Just lovely, Did you ever think of making a calendar with all of these recipes and photos.
Thanks for sharing.


A.DGR March 14, 2011 um 12:48 am

I love the beautiful jars! They look so lovely with the tempting custard and macarons. I hope I win!


Human Potpourri March 14, 2011 um 12:57 am

Please! ME!


Jennifer Lawrence March 14, 2011 um 1:17 am

I am so excited you posted the recipe for these! I am having a Mad Hatter Tea Party for my daughters 6th birthday and I will be serving these! Thanks so much!


Zillah March 14, 2011 um 1:19 am

looks delicious!


stephanie March 14, 2011 um 1:21 am

oh my goodness! all the beautiful colors and talk of lemony-goodness is making me so excited for when i can just run around in a dress and lounge around on a blanket in the grass with good friends. 🙂


Dianne March 14, 2011 um 1:26 am

Thank you for these recipes – I've just bought some Meyer lemons for the first time ever (this is the first year I've seen them in our stores), and I'm keen to try them. And macarons are something I still haven't tackled – the help from this book would be most welcome!


TheInnKeepersDaughter March 14, 2011 um 1:31 am

I love lemons in any form, meyers lemons even more. Can not wait to try the lemon cream.
Yolande


Flour On My Face March 14, 2011 um 2:05 am

The pictures are gorgeous. I'm going to have to try the lemon cream!

Arlene


Kate Price March 14, 2011 um 2:18 am

The lemon creme looks amazing!


Gina March 14, 2011 um 2:40 am

Oh my!! You couldn't have chosen a better recipe to share with me!!
I love anything lemon, and with spring break here, my little one and I will be making these, this week!
Thank YOU!!! 🙂
Georgina G


Bronwyn March 14, 2011 um 2:51 am

I love your recipes, but am always intimidated to try them! You make them look so lovely. I am taking a Macaron class at my favorite bakery next week and am very excited!


Diva March 14, 2011 um 3:00 am

Looking forward to following your advice on macarons.


Kristyn Sydorko-Hancock March 14, 2011 um 3:01 am

I just took a Macaron making class a couple of weeks ago after trying to make them on my own. My first batch (before the class) tasted great but looked like turds. Would love this book SO much.


Casie March 14, 2011 um 3:03 am

I just found your blog today, and love it! The recipes sound so delicious and your pictures are amazing. I have a small obsession with anything French including macarons, so this cookbook would be perfect. :o)


dpchef March 14, 2011 um 3:03 am

Thanks for your blog. I cannot wait to try the Meyer lemon macarons! I am a Pastry Chef in NY and often look to blogs for inspiration. I can say yours has truly given me many things to think about.


Unknown March 14, 2011 um 3:12 am

oh my!-er lemons 🙂 Those are some beautiful macaroons–captured in beautiful photos! I am a huge fan of lemon-y desserts, and an even bigger fan of macaroons. I've tried making them a couple times but they don't turn out so well 🙁 Perhaps those Meyer lemon ones should be my next ones!


gfs March 14, 2011 um 3:16 am

I love the look of all your macarons, and although I've tasted macarons, I've only tried making them once, with kind of poor results… I will at some stage (after our move) try again, as they're such delivious little morsels. Glad you've had time to take a moment and relax.

All the best!


teresa March 14, 2011 um 3:20 am

Love the jars and what's in them!


Sidney March 14, 2011 um 3:22 am

Lovely macarons and pictures, as always ! 😀


Rebekka March 14, 2011 um 3:36 am

I love coming to your blog – your photos are always so inspiring! How lucky for the people who got to attend your lectures 🙂
I may just have to make those lemon creams this week!


myra starkey March 14, 2011 um 4:09 am

I love your website and photography…it cheers my soul to see such beautiful food ..thank you
myra starkey


Caitlin March 14, 2011 um 4:10 am

Hi Tartelette! Do you (or anyone else) have any suggestions about trying to can the lemon creams in this post or the lemon curd from one of your old recipes? My sister has a Meyer lemon tree that is weighed down with lemons and I'm trying to bake them all into something before they start dropping to the ground. Can or freeze? I'm also thinking maybe make ice cubes of their juice and freeze some jest? Any experience/suggestions would be much appreciated! Of course, I'm going to make some lemony goodness to eat right now, but there's just so much!


Kaizen Fashion Project March 14, 2011 um 4:20 am

Mmmm it all looks delicious!

heatheranne99 at gmail dot com


Anne March 14, 2011 um 4:36 am

Merci beaucoup pour ces recettes. Je viens d'acheter pour la première fois des citrons Meyers après les avoir vus sur ton site. Je cherchais une recette simple pour bien y goûter. La recette de crème semble parfaite pour cet essai! Merci encore!


Anita March 14, 2011 um 5:14 am

I adore all things lemon, thank you for the lovely recipes and the chance at that lovely book.


sprite March 14, 2011 um 5:24 am

Oooh! The idea of citrussy macarons is very appealing. I might have to give these a shot!


Juliana March 14, 2011 um 5:29 am

This post looks so refreshing! Thanks for the giveaway.


koohiiteasheri March 14, 2011 um 5:45 am

I love macarons AND lemon! These pictures are lovely!


koohiiteasheri March 14, 2011 um 5:45 am

I love macarons AND lemon! These pictures are lovely!


Lana German March 14, 2011 um 6:28 am

Nothing can beat the subtle flavor of Meyer lemons. I'll miss them when I leave California.
Macarons are still too scary for me. Hope the time will come for me to meet this challenge.


mrspao March 14, 2011 um 7:33 am

They look wonderful and tasty


annetteaudrey March 14, 2011 um 7:39 am

In love with all things french, macarons in particular 🙂


Jadelyn March 14, 2011 um 7:46 am

Merci a vous!

Thank you for demystifying macarons! Beautiful blog, beautiful photos, beautiful food!

Jadelyn


Emilie March 14, 2011 um 8:23 am

Looks beautiful, I can't wait to make some!


Mali.s March 14, 2011 um 8:45 am

Je m'y prends peut-être un peu tard… du au décalage horaire et tout et tout, je ne sais plus si minuit est déjà passé chez vous ou pas. Ici en France, ce n'est pas encore le cas, alors je tente ma chance!!
Dans tous les cas, c'est toujours un plaisirs de découvrir tes recettes et tes photos, merci de les partager avec nous!


Kasia March 14, 2011 um 8:46 am

I love your photos! I think it is time to try make macaroons…
Thank you for no-ending inspirations and lovely start on Monday!


Andrea March 14, 2011 um 9:27 am

I've never made macarons, but this recipe is very tempting! I need to give them a go! Thanks for the recipe and giveaway!


Amparo March 14, 2011 um 9:33 am

this recipes look yummy!!!!


Anonymous March 14, 2011 um 9:45 am

Ah, everything sounds SO delicious and I find your photography exquisite! As a fledgling blogger, I am truly inspired. I have not made macarons for ages – this post has my mouth watering. Time to get out the eggs and almond flour!!!


Annika March 14, 2011 um 9:50 am

I have yet to master macaroons, so I would be excited to win the book!


Allison Day March 14, 2011 um 10:44 am

I've had macarons exactly once in my life, and absolutely loved them – I have tons of your recipes bookmarked, in hopes that I've have the time and courage to try some of them someday!


martina March 14, 2011 um 10:57 am

What a gift to receive wonderful ingredients to make such a treat! I've never found meyer lemons in Dublin (Ireland) yet, I will use normal lemon instead! Enjoy the company and the warm weather for me
Martina


Amy March 14, 2011 um 11:18 am

Lovely! My hens are laying eggs again, this recipe is on my list ot make this week. Thanks for the opportunity to win the cookbook!


Adli March 14, 2011 um 11:18 am

lemon creemeeeeeeeeee!!!! cant wait to try this!!


Unknown March 14, 2011 um 11:36 am

Macaron making is on my "to do" list. This little cookbook might help me.


Madeleine March 14, 2011 um 11:37 am

I recently returned from France – the home of the melt-in-the-mouth-macaroon – where my sisters and I made it our personal quest to eat every flavour of macaroon we could find! The winner? A wonderful mint caramel (!) from a small market in the Cote d'Azur. Who would have thought those two flavours would work together?


Meg March 14, 2011 um 12:00 pm

I am so happy to have found your blog (by way of Bakerella's Macacron Pop post) I have been interested in Macarons for a while now and I am so glad to have a great resource to go to!

These Lemon Macarons are the perfect snack for a spring time picnic and I cannot wait to make them. Where did you find your jars?

Thanks!
Meaghan


Linda March 14, 2011 um 12:13 pm

Pink lemons? I have never heard of them. If they ever come up with a lavender or a ruby red lemon, they should name it after you.


Laurenhope March 14, 2011 um 12:19 pm

I made a nice meyer lemon curd last week but it was way too soft for my macarons. Can't wait to try your recipe.


Carol S. March 14, 2011 um 12:22 pm

These look amazing. I can't wait to try them!


Laura March 14, 2011 um 12:24 pm

Beautiful as always!


Christi March 14, 2011 um 12:34 pm

I just returned from going to a 3 day pastry class in Chicago and I was hoping that we would make macaroons, but we did not. This book sounds like such fun! I hope that I win!!!!!!! These have become my new favorite treat!


silarem March 14, 2011 um 1:04 pm

A macaroon…The name implies for me a savory dish instead off a sweet one so that’s the reason I’ve never make one (macarrones in Spanish is a type of pasta)…but hey it’s never late to make a first attempt!


Teresa Lawson March 14, 2011 um 1:16 pm

I have never made macarons, but I have had the pleasure of enjoying them in many a French bakery. I think I will try my hand at making these. They look so delicious! Thank you 🙂


Orly B March 14, 2011 um 1:38 pm

I love Macarons!!! and Meyer Lemons too. Looks like something I will try making soon…


Patti March 14, 2011 um 1:41 pm

Hi, your recipes and your photos are wonderful, I will follow you with pleasure and I learn a lot from you! patrizia from Italy!


laperavolpina@blogspot.com March 14, 2011 um 1:43 pm

Hi, your recipes and your photos are wonderful, I will follow you with pleasure and I learn a lot from you! patrizia from Italy!


Grace March 14, 2011 um 1:48 pm

What a wonderful post. My mother-in-law has been making macarons at home since about 2001, perhaps. I am a proud and delighted recipient of her macarons, which have included lemon, black sesame, chestnut, nutella, and mint chocolate. Thank you for sharing and for the giveaway!


Jen S. March 14, 2011 um 1:49 pm

I just adore your blog because there is so very much: styled shots, intriguing recipes, thoughts on food and photography. I love lemon and am so sad that I can't have my own tree here in the Pacific Northwest.


Jennifer March 14, 2011 um 1:50 pm

Your post was so beautiful (as always), but it so put me in the spring mindframe. I would love a copy of this book. I so want to learn how to make macarons.


Mary WG March 14, 2011 um 1:55 pm

Gorgeous photography!


Caroline @ chocolate and carrots March 14, 2011 um 2:08 pm

I've actually never ever had a macaron. A cookbook to help me on my tasting journey would be awesome! 😀

caroline@chocolateandcarrots.com


bunkycooks March 14, 2011 um 2:14 pm

Hi Helene,

It was such a pleasure meeting you this weekend and I really enjoyed your workshops. They were very helpful!

Gwen


Annie March 14, 2011 um 2:18 pm

I <3 Macarons! Thank you for this great recipe! I just started frequenting your website and in awe of the wonderful recipes you post!


argone March 14, 2011 um 2:22 pm

j'adore les macarons, surtout au caramel au beurre salé, mais aussi au citron …
tes photos sont toujours aussi belles, merci !


mm March 14, 2011 um 2:32 pm

Ever since visiting Paris, I have been in search of the most perfect macaron in America… and I have yet to find it. I've tried hundreds from different patisseries and tried several recipes, but to no avail! I can't wait to try this recipe out at home.


Cheri March 14, 2011 um 2:40 pm

Love, love, love the flavor lemon. I just picked up a small bag of Meyer lemons at the market this weekend. Now I know what I'll be doing with them!


Anonymous March 14, 2011 um 2:42 pm

Macarons are something I have yet to master although I've tried several times with mixed results. This book would be a wonderful companion to my efforts!


LittleWit March 14, 2011 um 2:58 pm

That looks delicious! My mouth is already watering. 🙂


Pål March 14, 2011 um 3:00 pm

I've been trying to make perfect macarons since December, but I always end up with huge airpockets in my shells. Only time that didn't happen was when I made your carrot cake macarons (which are absolutely gorgeous, btw, thank you!). Maybe the dried carrot helped? I've tried so many different recipes, cooking temperatures with both French and Italian merengue, but it just doesn't turn out the way I want. Think the problem might be my oven but not sure. Do you have any tips to offer?


KimSim March 14, 2011 um 3:07 pm

I'm hoping to find a meyer lemon tree to plant on my back porch. These look delicious!


Melanie (Brave the Kitchen) March 14, 2011 um 3:15 pm

Helene, As a fellow food blogger and aspiring photographer, I always find your images stunning. As a Louisiana native, I'm drawn to and influenced by French cuisine. Thank you for sharing your wonderful recipes.

Best,
Melanie


Dru March 14, 2011 um 3:57 pm

Lemon and Spring, great combo. thanks for great inspiration


Andrée-Anne March 14, 2011 um 3:58 pm

I discovered how to make macaron through your blog and I'm hooked!!
It's my favorite desert to make. I would love to win the book and get more ideas!
Andrée-Anne de Montréal


Jessica March 14, 2011 um 3:59 pm

Chosen or not, my baking goal for April is macarons! those pictures inspired me to give it a try:D


a2 March 14, 2011 um 4:00 pm

yes, spring is on the way! lovely macarons.


Megan March 14, 2011 um 4:03 pm

I just recently stumbled upon your blog and absolutely love it! So much inspiration for food styling and photography has been found here–thank you!

Megan


Emma Thomsen March 14, 2011 um 4:08 pm

Wowser! Meringues are the ultimate in sophisticated and delicate baking. Count me in please. Lucky you fresh lemons! I love lemons, they're so versatile – sweet and savoury (or sour). Thanks for the chance to win such a gorgeous book!


audrey March 14, 2011 um 4:21 pm

Oh how I wish we still lived ing Cali, I love lemons! These both look wonderful and i cant wait to make them!


Marilyn Miller March 14, 2011 um 4:33 pm

Any thing with Meyer lemons is to swoon over. Thanks for the recipes. I would also love to win this book. Thanks!


Lindsey @ Hot Polka Dot March 14, 2011 um 4:42 pm

I have actually been eying that cookbook. Macarons are still a bit of a mystery to me so it would be a helpful push in the right direction.


Irina M March 14, 2011 um 4:47 pm

I love your blog, great inspiration for my own writing, cooking and photography. What a great idea using cream cheese filling for the macaroons… I wish I though of it.


Nancy March 14, 2011 um 4:49 pm

I love stopping by your blog just to look at your lovely photos. It's like a breath of fresh air! My success rate at making macarons, however, is 50/50… so I'd love to get this book and get more practice!


Unknown March 14, 2011 um 4:51 pm

ooh this recipe for macarons sound delicious! ive been researching about macarons before actually attempting to make them and your blog eases some of my hesitation! thanks for the great recipe


Kepa March 14, 2011 um 5:01 pm

Lemon macaron, exactly what I am craving right now!!! Can't wait to try your recipe.


joelle March 14, 2011 um 5:18 pm

Someday I will try to make Macarons! These ones look lovely!


Lori March 14, 2011 um 5:25 pm

Ahhhhh….looks so delish! I cannot weight to indulge in some of this yumminess as soon as I can


Sophie March 14, 2011 um 5:45 pm

Je viens de commencer a essayer de faire les macarons. Les premiers n'etais pas pire. Mercy pour tout tes instructions et recettes!


demmi March 14, 2011 um 5:59 pm

I love any thing made with lemons


shirley elizabeth March 14, 2011 um 6:07 pm

I've always been too afraid to try macarons. A cookbook would be great!


ChrisC March 14, 2011 um 6:08 pm

These look AMAZING! I love macarons and meyer lemons, so what a great combo.


SarahF March 14, 2011 um 6:13 pm

I love macaroons, but have never tried to make them myself! I would love the help of a good macaroon cookbook!!!


JulieG March 14, 2011 um 6:20 pm

I love love macacrons, but I'm always too intimidated to try to make them myself. These gave me the push to do so!


Amma March 14, 2011 um 6:33 pm

Maybe winning would be the final little push I need to finally tackle these things. I certainly love to eat them! :-))


Anne @ Baking Me March 14, 2011 um 6:33 pm

Oh these look tasty, a perfect treat for spring!


Artemis March 14, 2011 um 6:42 pm

Lemon creme!! Mmmmm sounds like spring, beautiful!


Amandalynn March 14, 2011 um 6:44 pm

I was so excited to see this post! The lemon cream is exactly what I have been craving! Off to make a batch, stat!


Kristin March 14, 2011 um 6:46 pm

I have always wanted to make macarons… I think Meyer lemon would be top of my list… these sound so amazing!


brooke gray March 14, 2011 um 6:54 pm

In my humble opinion, there is nothing better in the world than a tart lemon dessert. And, these macarons look delectable. I can't wait to give them a go!


princessofgossip March 14, 2011 um 6:54 pm

Love, love, love your website. And the macaron books isn't half bad either.


leslie March 14, 2011 um 6:55 pm

love all your pictures!! i would love to try to make these:)


Kirsty March 14, 2011 um 6:56 pm

The macarons are absolutely scrumptious looking! The photos make me want to lick my computer screen.


Just Me March 14, 2011 um 6:57 pm

I've recently started my own journey to the perfect macaron so I'm buying this book! But getting it free would be nicer 🙂


cbwysocki March 14, 2011 um 7:00 pm

I've been wanting to try my hand at macaron's and would love to win this book!


Nancy R March 14, 2011 um 7:01 pm

As a newcomer to gluten free baking, I can't wait to try some of your delicious sounding recipes and techniques.


jamie March 14, 2011 um 7:02 pm

such lovely photos!


Jessica March 14, 2011 um 7:02 pm

Would love a chance to win! You make these look so easy!

jessica (at) kohlercreated (dot) com


PrincessAnna March 14, 2011 um 7:05 pm

Oh please, oh please I hope I win—my sister asked me to make macarons for her Wedding. I've always seen them on your site, but never dared to make them. I have approximately 3 months to perfect them! AH!


Alyson March 14, 2011 um 7:09 pm

Oh my gosh, could I ever use this book! Last time I made macaroons, they were a gigantic FAIL – I used the wrong sugar, totally my fault.


Carine March 14, 2011 um 7:16 pm

Those macarons look delicious! I wish I could try Meyer lemons as almost every blog I read keep gushing about their flavour!

You have such a great blog, I visit often and you have the most amazing photos and your recipies are so easy to follow!


Lenka March 14, 2011 um 7:17 pm

I have to try making macarons! But I am affraid that it is too difficult 🙁
Well I wont know, until I try 🙂


Madison March 14, 2011 um 7:18 pm

Mmm, macaroons. Beautiful photos – definitely want to make macaroons using the recipes in that book!


Ashley March 14, 2011 um 7:20 pm

Love macarons! Definitely need to try making some from scratch 🙂


IB March 14, 2011 um 7:21 pm

I have not been able to make up my mind on which book of macarons to buy, so this would solve the issue! These look so enticing I can smell the meyer lemons from here!


Chez Lucie March 14, 2011 um 7:22 pm

I think I have never seen Meyer Lemon but I like "normal" lemons and I love macarons.


KK March 14, 2011 um 7:23 pm

lemon creme is perfect!


Ashley March 14, 2011 um 7:24 pm

Love your photography and styling. Desperately eager and/or terrified to try macarons… Thanks!


thomas March 14, 2011 um 7:29 pm

Hi! These sound similar to lemon macarons I've made before. I can't wait to try the cream recipe. Thanks!


Sanny March 14, 2011 um 7:37 pm

looks like a great book. can't wait to try all the filling ideas!


Colin+Mary March 14, 2011 um 7:37 pm

I just recently started taking up baking. I thought that if I am to be married and have children that should be a skill I possess, right? I have been wanting to try a macaron recipe for some time now. I think this blog just gave me the courage to do it. Thanks!


Ashley March 14, 2011 um 7:39 pm

I love macarons! And your blog. My attempt at making them fell somewhat short. I need to try again, and lemon sounds amazing. One of my favorites.


pat thomson March 14, 2011 um 7:42 pm

I'm just about to launch my own blog (about wine and wine tours re dolcetours.com), and I'm using your most gorgeous, elegant blog as inspiration. Your photos are wonderful — and not easy to do. (Bottles of wine are another challenge!) But I plan to keep coming back top Tartelette to get my creative juices going. Thanks.


tandama March 14, 2011 um 7:48 pm

Fell in love with Macarons because of you and your site. I have shared them and have helped others to fall in love. Thank you. I can't wait to make these!


The Kinney Clan March 14, 2011 um 7:52 pm

I would LOVE to learn more about macarons! They look so lovely and delicious!


Livia March 14, 2011 um 7:53 pm

I was hoping that this would be the year I finally tackled learning macarons. And your lemon creams are mothwatering as they sound so refreshing.


Michelle Hrudowsky March 14, 2011 um 8:07 pm

I love your blog and macarons!


HalfAsleep24 March 14, 2011 um 8:07 pm

There isn't a more gratifying thing to make then a well-executed macaron. Been a while since I attempted it though. If I get my hands on some Meyer lemons, these are a must try.


Anita March 14, 2011 um 8:10 pm

Oh yum, I love meyer lemons and my neighbor has a huge tree full of them.


Dacia March 14, 2011 um 8:11 pm

so when life gives you lemons…make macarons!


Acorns Bakery & Cafe March 14, 2011 um 8:12 pm

Beautiful photos…I've been toying around with macarons for a few weeks…some good some bad…can't wait to check out this book


we live as we dream, alone March 14, 2011 um 8:12 pm

I love macaroons!


Stephanie March 14, 2011 um 8:16 pm

I love macaroons! They are so yummy. Love your blog, too!


Chew Fatt March 14, 2011 um 8:19 pm

Would love to make macarons! Really scared of them but your macarons always look gorgeous!


LisaB March 14, 2011 um 8:30 pm

I was fortunate to visit the Macaron Cafe for the first time on a recent visit to NYC. What a thrill to finally eat a "real" macaron. Previously, I had only eaten the ones I attempted to make myself. While tasty, I have not perfected the macaronage yet. 🙂

I would love to be included in the giveaway.


Rhonda March 14, 2011 um 8:39 pm

Wow, your pictures are delicious. My Mom's birthday is in a couple of weeks and her very favorite anything is lemon. This will be on the list. Pink lemons?


Anonymous March 14, 2011 um 8:44 pm

Ooh..lemon macarons look yummy 🙂


Egle March 14, 2011 um 9:10 pm

These are really lovely!


Annette March 14, 2011 um 9:18 pm

I love your blog. Meyer lemons are not available here all of the time, but I will try your lemon macaron recipe soon! Thank you for th inspiration!

Annette Gruel


lauramil March 14, 2011 um 9:25 pm

Those look absolutely yummy!! Too bad I'm horrible at making macarons. I'm practicing though!


aninava March 14, 2011 um 9:40 pm

I fell in love with macarons on a trip to Paris and resorted to buying them at specialty bakeries (expensive!). I always thought they were hard to make. This recipe looks like something I can handle!

Delightful pictures and the macarons look to die for!


LilyAnette March 14, 2011 um 9:41 pm

I tried making Macarons last year, and it was around spring time too! Not an easy task but would love to try making them again this Spring & this book giveaway will definitely put me in the mood and good spot to do it! Thanks for the giveaway.


terri March 14, 2011 um 9:43 pm

oooh, meyer lemon!


gema March 14, 2011 um 9:50 pm

OHHHH I need that book! please please!!! I love your blog! Kisses from spain!


Charlotte March 14, 2011 um 10:00 pm

These macs sounds great. As always, I am so envious of your photography skills!
Best regards,
Charlene


Amy March 14, 2011 um 10:15 pm

Lemon macarons! Sounds like a perfect way to celebrate the coming Spring. I have tried my hand at making macarons twice before and while very yummy, I can't figure out how to make them where they're not hollow. Too bad they don't have a thicker shell, then I could fill the shells with the filling and call it a day, lol.


chelsea lee March 14, 2011 um 10:21 pm

these sound so incredibly delicious! I'm a huge meyer lemon fan and of course who can say no to macarons! I tried my hand at them last year with sad results but I'd love to give it another go!!


Ingrid March 14, 2011 um 10:22 pm

I just recently succeeded making macaron and thank to your blog. You inspired me! Oh, I would love to win the book. Lovely giveaway 🙂


Anonymous March 14, 2011 um 10:45 pm

I really really want to make some macarons. My oven is broke so it will have to wait a little longer.


Kristen March 14, 2011 um 10:46 pm

One of my baking goals is to learn to make macarons!


Jessica March 14, 2011 um 10:51 pm

I love macaroons so much. I like to make them for a friend of mine that has celiacs. He really likes being able to eat things that aren't "different", they're just gluten free naturally!


Amber March 14, 2011 um 10:58 pm

Oh my gosh. These look absolutely delicious! I really hope I win!
Thank you for the giveaway 🙂
hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com


Paola March 14, 2011 um 11:04 pm

Ciao, ho trovato casualmente il tuo sito ed è meraviglioso. Le tue ricette e soprattutto le tue fotografie sono davvero bellissime. Passerò spesso a trovarti. Tanti tanti complimenti!
Baci dall'Italia
Paola


The Apple Crate March 14, 2011 um 11:08 pm

I'm slowing working up my nerve to try making macarons, yours look delicious!


Chanel Heisick March 14, 2011 um 11:08 pm

Beautiful photos as usual. If I win this I will attempt to make these myself


Unknown March 14, 2011 um 11:49 pm

This is my first time visiting (found your site over at Bakerella) and I just love it! What a great giveaway, too 🙂


uberjoi March 15, 2011 um 12:04 am

oh my, how scrumptious! 😀 x


mz March 15, 2011 um 12:04 am

I would love the chance to get this wonderful book. I love macarons!


mz March 15, 2011 um 12:05 am

I would love the chance to win this wonderful book. I love macarons!


Anonymous March 15, 2011 um 12:10 am

how confusing, i thought i just commented… about how i LOVE macarons. beautiful. i've never used meyer lemons, although i've been seeing references to them a lot. love your blog!


Unknown March 15, 2011 um 12:15 am

Thanks to your wonderful macaron recipes, my skinny & nerdy husband is plumping up quite nicely!

I've been crossing my fingers for a post on cannelés…


Jessica Y. March 15, 2011 um 12:20 am

Always wanted to bake macarons. fingers crossed..


Sweet Fi March 15, 2011 um 12:32 am

Mercy, everything is just so lovely.


kimmy LaMee March 15, 2011 um 12:33 am

I lived in N.Africa and had full access to this amazing yumminess every day – now I don't, so I guess I need to learn how to make them! Hope to win!!


Deborah Moazemi March 15, 2011 um 12:38 am

I love your blog and would love to win this book. I've always wanted to try making macarons but find them terribly intimidating!


Cindy Young March 15, 2011 um 12:40 am

These look heavenly! I just received some Meyer lemons from a friend – destiny! I know what I will be making tomorrow 🙂 Thank you so much for all you do and share in your blog. What an amazing individual you are!

Cindy


Bridget March 15, 2011 um 12:42 am

gorgeous photos. it all looks so delicious. I would love to win!


invinoveritas March 15, 2011 um 12:53 am

I really love your blog; I read it every day. Thank you for the wonderful photography.


Anonymous March 15, 2011 um 12:57 am

they look tasty

jim.coyne2@verizon.net


amy March 15, 2011 um 1:10 am

Wow! It really never occurred to me to make my own macarons – they just seem too perfect, not at all an at home project. But now I must try!


kakihara March 15, 2011 um 1:17 am

cookies sound amazing–I have a meyer lemon tree that I'm trying to nurse through winter.
kakihararocks@gmail.com


Bertha March 15, 2011 um 1:25 am

I am too a lemon lover, Meyer lemon to be exact and seeing your post is making me want to go to the kitchen and starts making the macarons!


rose March 15, 2011 um 1:26 am

Your macaroon tutorial saved my life last year. I read this blog when I am feeling blue and need to be inspired. Thank you!!


Michelle March 15, 2011 um 1:37 am

everything.looks.delicious.


Michelle March 15, 2011 um 1:39 am

everything.looks.delicious.


Jennifer Mignanelli March 15, 2011 um 1:45 am

I love your recipes and so does my class!


Marissa C March 15, 2011 um 1:49 am

I've been wanting to make these forever!


Otava March 15, 2011 um 1:51 am

I haven't quite dared to try macarons yet…maybe this book'd do it! 🙂


Unknown March 15, 2011 um 1:55 am

I love anything lemon! Thanks for the new post : )


Anita March 15, 2011 um 1:56 am

I love your blog and the pictures 🙂 Dying to try and make macarons


Colengal March 15, 2011 um 2:06 am

I made home made macaroons for Christmas treats this year and so many folks called for the recipe. There's something about a good macaroon!


Anonymous March 15, 2011 um 2:08 am

I loved eating Macaroons in Paris. This is the first time that I saw a cookbook for it. I would love to try these recipes.

jimcabaj@sbcglobal.net


Nikita March 15, 2011 um 2:08 am

I just tried baking a cake w/ Meyer lemon curd for the first time for a friend. Tomorrow it will be tasted. Fingers crossed, since this is my first time with that recipe. But the curd tastes heavenly. I do enjoy your blog. Thanks for sharing.


Jolene March 15, 2011 um 2:17 am

i love macarons, they're so delicious


Chair March 15, 2011 um 2:20 am

I have been somewhat interested in trying macarons a few times but this lemon recipe has somehow tipped the scales -it helps that I have a basket of them on my counter at the moment. I think I know what I'll be making with them now!


Unknown March 15, 2011 um 2:24 am

Lemons are a delcious way to welcome in Spring.
Thanks for sharing.

Jesskaufman at hotmail dot com


Candice March 15, 2011 um 2:48 am

I've been wanting to make macarons for a year but am nervous since I hear they're tricky, but so pretty and yummy! – Candice J


Karen March 15, 2011 um 2:51 am

Your blog makes me hungry!


FIBERONE March 15, 2011 um 2:53 am

Wish I had some lemon macarons or lemon cream or lemon pie right now.


Anonymous March 15, 2011 um 2:58 am

I adore the cute simplicity of macarons, and have been dying to make some after I purchased a book of macaron recipes. I hope I win! *fingers crossed*


Tamara March 15, 2011 um 3:10 am

I have always been intimidated by macaroons but I feel like maybe I need to try these. Thanks for posting 🙂


Kristen Finn March 15, 2011 um 3:13 am

whew! just made the cut! I'm excited to try the meyer macarons! I'll be using 2 lemons from my tree! only 2 because that's all it wanted to produce this year — hopefully better luck next year for my little tree. : )


Katie March 15, 2011 um 3:18 am

I'm not sure I can find Meyers Lemons in Minnesota. Especially this time of year. But this looks amazing.


Sand March 15, 2011 um 3:20 am

They look wonderful! I can't wait to try this recipe!


Renee G March 15, 2011 um 3:30 am

I love to bake and would love to have this cook book.
rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com


Kaitlin March 15, 2011 um 3:33 am

So beautiful!


kethrim March 15, 2011 um 3:45 am

I've been on a lemon kick lately, so lemon macarons sound scrumptious!


K. Dixon March 15, 2011 um 3:46 am

What lovely pictures! I have been addicted to all things citrus and just made a vanilla meyer lemon marmalade this last weekend and still have a few lemons sitting around. I think I might have to try this! Looks yummy! I am glad you talked about the book a little too. It keeps coming up on my things you should buy from amazon list and I have been hesitant.


Jenn March 15, 2011 um 4:21 am

I would LOVE to own this book. thanks for the giveaway!


amybmartindale March 15, 2011 um 5:00 am

Tomorrow is the day I attempt to make macarons!


The Whimsical Wife March 15, 2011 um 5:27 am

Oh please, please please can i win! My macaroon making has been put on hold until i can get some decent tips and recipes! This book would make my world turn upside down with macaroon-ness…. oh and happiness!
P.s. glad that you were able to have some R&R !


Unknown March 15, 2011 um 5:40 am

Just discovered your blog and LOVE it! Will try these macarons immediately!


betty tq. March 15, 2011 um 5:43 am

Thank you for giving us the chance to win this book…much appreciated!


Debugcooking March 15, 2011 um 10:12 am

Your photos are stunning and I so love making macarons…its sort of a love affair now…


AT HOME BLOG March 15, 2011 um 10:27 am

look so yummy!!! I wanna try this!!
Thak you 🙂
Etta


Unknown March 15, 2011 um 12:30 pm

Learning to make macarons is my next major kitchen project…


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