I was very excited when I saw this: mac-attack-17-sugar-spice ! And why shouldn't I!!! I have always loved lavender and camomile, but for the tropical climate here, I wish I could grow them here! And, of course, blueberries, who can resist them...yums!
You know...I have fond memories of lavenders...they remind me of my summer days in London, whilst my stay during my Bar Finals...the thought of the exams were daunting...but, having a small pacth of miniature lavenders in my garden...with the fresh crisp smell of spring, that was heavenly...almost bliss! I got the seeds from Woolworths, and followed instructions on how to sow them in winter...and, like I almost couldn't believe they actually grew and blooms in spring and lasted till summer, voila!
And...blueberries....in spring they were abundance and sold by fruit peddlars almost in every corners in my little town near my rented house in Walpole Road, South Woodford. ....and the English, also the Welshmen and Women (I studied my Law degree in Aberystwyth, Wales) had also taught me to drink tea! And I learnt how to savour camomile tea, then....even though I'm an Earl Grey or Lady Grey convert now!
Putting this flavours together for my macarons, well! It was a moment that I was waiting for! I made this on Saturday, and served and enjoyed this with my primary school friend who came visiting over the weekend....hmmmm....the subtle taste of lavender and camomile (I coulnd't find dried lavenders so I used London's Tea Company's organic Lavender and Camomile Tea) coupled with the divine white chocolate ganache (I used Lindt white chocolate!) infused with fresh bluberries...my weekend was complete!