lately, i’ve become obsessed with all things macarons… i am determined to learn how to make them…correctly & successfully have been scouring the internet for the 411 on these delectably sweet french confections. you might say that i’ve gotten “a big mac attack” wicked bad. a week ago, i ordered a sampler box from http://shopsucre.com… i received my goodies the other day, but was disheartened to find that pretty much all my macarons were damaged…there were crumbs everywhere! yes, i have contacted the company & told them all about it, even sent pix like this one:
to express my disappointment and dissatisfaction. i have not heard a response from them, suppose i never will. but companies need to be told when their products arrive damaged & not as described… and above all, how all that simply is not acceptable… yadda yadda…
oh well, instead of getting my knickers all bunched up in a twist, i decided to make lemonade, so to speak. i took what macarons i could salvage from the “wreckage” and set up a little still life that i could sketch and paint. don’t get me wrong, the damaged macarons were still delicious. heck, they should be!!! omg, after paying a premium for these rather high-priced french cookies, one tends to expect nothing but the best! so, long story short, this is precisely why i want to learn how to make my own macarons… so i will never have to be crushed by, well, crushed (& overpiced) macacrons again!
i guess the moral of my lil tale here: when the cookie crumbles, go ahead & enjoy the crumbs