Donde esta Santa Claus? It’s Christmas Eve.

I adore the Christmas season and the flavors that come with it. I’m not very timely, but I was hoping to post something somewhat seasonal in time for the holidays. And here I am, just under the wire. I’ll try to have some other holiday posts before the New Year.

A few months ago, because of my love of cookies and cream treats, Cupcake Crusader Stacy pointed me in the direction of cookies and cream macarons at Lamill Coffee in Harbor East. She sent me a review from Bmore Cupcake, in which the author pretty much sold me on trying the cookie. So I went to the cafe and tried it, loved it, and vowed to return. I came back for brunch with my mother one Saturday before seeing the Nutcracker. Since I had the cookies and cream macaron the first time I came to Lamill, I opted for a different flavor, the peppermint chocolate macaron.

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If I was from Paris… Part Un

Another place crossed off of my list of bakeries to visit: Patisserie Poupon!

I don’t have extensive macaron experience. It seemed to be yet another snack that I had to try, according to the food blogs. I had some lemon-flavored ones at Bonjour a few months ago and I was disappointed. They were a bit on the dry side. I didn’t get the hype. It wasn’t until June when I went to Los Angeles and had the ridiculously good Duverger Macarons (bought on a whim at a gourmet food market) that I finally understood what the fuss was about. I hoped I could find some macarons comparable to the ones in LA here in Baltimore so I headed to Patisserie Poupon. Continue reading