Natalie, one of the sisters from Somewhere Out There by Amy Hatvany, left her career as a lawyer to pursue her interest in culinary arts after becoming a mother. The flexibility of home catering allowed her to spend time with her children, and her law career was more for her adopted father’s benefit than for her own love of the law. In this book that I highly recommend, the first culinary creation she presents as a gift to Brooke, her newly discovered sister who grew up in state’s custody, on their second meeting is a box of macaroons with raspberry and lime. This recipe can be adapted for Easter or Saint Patrick’s Day celebrations and is perfect for that next book club meeting.
She carefully opened up the box. Inside were nine pastel-hued, perfectly round macaroons. She looked at Natalie. “Wow. You made them?”
Brook reached in and took one out, holding the delicate cookie between her thumb and index finger as she took a bite. “Oh my god,” she said. The sweet meringue melted inside her mouth, filling it with the intense flavor combination of raspberry and lime. “It’s amazing.”