I have been dying to make macarons since the Martha Stewart Holiday cookie mook came out last year, but I was too daunted by the preciseness of the recipe. The slew of flavor combos also had me a bit stumped. They were all just too good; I couldn't only choose one and the beauty of the macaron is the array of pastels to delight the eye and the palette. After sampling a few from Cocoa and Fig I decided to try making my own for an upcoming Bon Voyage party. After pouring over recipes, I went with Martha, as usual, and her French Macarons. I found this video by Joanne Chang also extremely helpful. In the end I made chocolate with chocolate ganache, pistachio with a honey buttercream and black tea with a raspberry buttercream. The macarons were a hit, I am already brainstorming some new flavor profiles.