Celebrating Independent Gainesville
First of all, let’s have a celebratory moment. Not only is one of us celebrating a wedding anniversary this Pi Day, but (and more relevant to the blog!) indiegainesville has now gone over a week without a reported pizza restaurant fire.
Let’s skip straight to dessert, shall we?
Last week, when we were at Union Street Farmer’s Market, we saw a booth with some
tasty irrestible looking treats:
But what, you may be wondering, exactly are these delicious, colorful delights?
“small, delicate French cookie composed of two almond meringue shells and a luscious buttercream, caramel, ganache or jam filling (!)”
We never considered ourselves macaron fans, but these converted us.
Love at first bite.
And upon hearing what’s in these macaroons, it’s no surprise our box of five didn’t last long enough for a photo shoot (thus we thank Lark for the use of their photos for this post). They write that
The bakers at Lark are committed to using the highest quality ingredients in everything we make. We use only organic butter, cream and eggs, and emphasize seasonal and local products whenever possible. Supporting small and local businesses is of prime importance to us and we strive to let them shine. Exquisite coffee from Volta, local honey, chocolate from Vintage Plantation via Armadillo, and all the gorgeous produce from the farmer’s market or the Citizen’s Coop are likely to make frequent appearances. We also use eco-friendly boxes, compostable plastic bags, and recycled paper labels. Enjoy!
Macarons aren’t all Lark carries. Today’s farmer’s market promises to have delights including a bitter chocolate + lemon redo, caramel fleur de sel, strawberry rhubarb, raspberry/lychee/rose macaroon and a tart lime and fresh parsley macaroons, with organic parsley courtesy of Rosie’s Organic Farm. But you never know–last week we scored some Madelines as well.
Go to the market early! They can sell out pretty quickly. If you can’t make the market, stop by the Coop or Volta.
Your taste buds will say “Merci!” as you too discover love at first bite for the French baked goods by Lark.Info: Lark