28 July 2014

fallen in love

The start of this love affair began with a trip into town and a visit to Patisserie Mimi in High Street, Belfast. I stopped there for breakfast, before a shopping trip. What a great spot - I sat in a window seat and was able to people watch, while munching a delicious almond croissant. 

I noticed some rows of pretty coloured macarons and had to buy some to take home. After much deliberation I decided on pistachio, salted caramel and raspberry with yuzu juice. They came beautifully wrapped.

These little pastries did not disappoint.........they are absolutely delicious with a heavenly flavour and texture and so pretty too, mmmmmmmmmmh!

I have indeed fallen in love with them...........so much so that they have been the inspiration for my latest knitting pattern. Hoping to post the pattern soon on a future blog post, when I get time to write it up.

I love macarons!
Till next time, Ali.


  1. Oh I'm going to have to visit there Ali, what a little gem! How did I not know about this place??
    V x

  2. Do you know, I've never tried macarons, I feel I'm missing out now. They're such gorgeous colours, too pretty to eat. Looking forward to hearing more about your new pattern.

  3. So pretty! That is a love affair I would encourage! Chrissie x

  4. Anonymous29/7/14 08:30

    Anything that looks that good has to be fattening...oh the shame of it all.. Never tried them myself, will try the knitted version instead.

  5. OOh sounds like a whole new delicious experience to induldge all the senses Ali!
    I have always admired the beautiful macaron colours....the flavours sound equally inviting!
    Might just have to try one sometime!
    Fab idea for a knitting project too! Yum!
    Ali x

  6. What a lovely day....I love discovering new places to sit and have tea! Thank you for visiting me the other day and for the congratulations on my new grandbaby. xo

  7. a new café for me to try? my cousin has just opened a café called cherry orchard at gilnahirk. I haven't been there yet, but it is on my list too


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