Welcome friends for tea this week. I generally like to do my own baking but when I saw that our local grocery store was now carrying French macarons, I decided to treat myself to a box.
At first I couldn't find them in the bakery section but was directed to a freezer. They're much smaller than fresh ones from a specialized bakery, and having been frozen, I found them to be soft and lacking the crunch from the meringue layers. Four flavours are in the package and I guess if someone has not had the real thing, they might find these satisfactory. The price was $10 for a dozen.
My Adderly teacup doesn't have a pattern name but I fell in love with it because of the lavender colour and roses inside the cup.
The tea is a favourite black called Monk's Blend. From Sri Lanka it has a piquant Ceylon character that is blended with oils of vanilla and grenadine.
Do you buy special treats for yourself too?
I'm linking with:
Rose Chintz Cottage for Tea Time Tuesday
Antiques and Teacups for Tuesday Cuppa Tea
Bernideen's Tea Blog for Tea in the Garden
Artful Affirmations for Tea Cup Tuesday
A Delightsome Life for A Return to Loveliness