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New York, I just can’t quit you.

19 Oct

A month later, and I’m back in NYC!  I know, I just can’t seem to stay away!  One of my best friends Laina was going to be working at New York Comic Con, and she was bringing along her husband Brian (another one of my best friends) and our friend Jovan.  I of course jumped at the opportunity to visit NYC again, and decided I’d meet them up in the city later in the week (they flew in Wednesday, I flew in Friday).  Interested in seeing what silly shenanigans we got into this time? Keep reading!

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NYC Summer Trip!

8 Sep

Oh New York, how I love you!  Anyone who knows me, knows that NYC is basically my favorite place in the world as of late.  Since visiting last summer for the first time in my adult life, I’ve become enamored by the city *o* and I’ve visited 5 times since.  So when some travel plans fell through a couple of weeks ago, I decided to call up my best friend (because NYC is simply best experienced when you have your nearest and dearest tagging along for some adventures) and we decided on an impromptu trip during our extended holiday weekend!  This is probably one of the more crazy trips I’ve had, we experienced many things including winning some lotteries, walking into random festivals, walking around the streets at 3am, falling down in the middle of the street, and oh yea, meeting some rock stars ; )

And of course, let’s not forget the most important thing, eating everything lol.  So if I’ve piqued your curiosity, I invite you to keep reading : )!

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Lemon Macarons with Lemon Curd

22 Jan

Hello everyone!

How is everyone’s week going?  I was happy to have Monday off,  I always feel like I accomplish so much more by just having one extra day off.  I was finally able to get my shoe closet project started, but most importantly I had some time to bake : )!

Last week, a coworker of mine who has a lemon tree brought in a bunch of lemons.  I gladly took a few and immediately began to think what I could make.  My mind of course went straight to my favorite dessert:  Lemon macarons.

For those of you who don’t know me, I absolutely love anything lemon flavored.  Lemon cake, lemon tea, lemon cookies, lemon frosting, lemonade, and of course lemon macarons.  Lemon macarons are probably my favorite dessert, ever.   I used to make them with lemon buttercream, but recently I’ve been obsessed with lemon curd, so it’s only natural that I combined lemon macarons with lemon curd.  Additionally, lemon curd is great because it’s a perfect way of using those egg yolks that normally would get discarded while making your macaron shells.

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First Post + Macaron Recipe :)

14 Aug

Hello everyone!

Welcome to my blog! If you don’t know me, my name is Nikki and I love to bake!  Baking has been a passion of mine, and I’ve been wanting to start a blog about my culinary adventures for a long time, but never seemed to have the time.  I’ve just recently finished graduate school, so that has given me some free time to finally get to work on this project : ).  If you’re wondering about the title of my blog “Science and Macarons” those of you who know me, will already know about my obsession with French macarons.  As for the science part? Well, science plays a big part of my daily life as an engineer, so what better name to describe myself than two subjects that I am very passionate about!

In order to kick start my blog, I figured I would make my favorite item, which is of course a French macaron.  For this particular entry, I’ll be doing an unusual variation: Lemon Cherry Blossom macarons.  The reason being was that I wanted to make something a bit more unusual than the average macaron as they were going to be a gift for a dear friend of mine : ).  Also, I’ve been dying to use some Cherry Blossom ingredients that I have laying around.  Fear not if you don’t have some of these ingredients, I’ll list substitutions when possible : ).

Let’s begin!

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