Summers are slow in the kitchen, especially in NYC. When the warm weather hits you, you're on vacation mode too. Shown are two macarons, salted pistachio and a carrot cream cheese variety. I love playing with textures, and I find regular macarons to be lacking in crunch. For the pistachio flavor, I roll them in crushed, salted and roasted pistachios. It emphasizes the flavor of pistachio and is delicious. For the carrot cream cheese, I used a cream cheese buttercream for the filling and added a sugared and dehydrated carrot chip for texture and flavor. For a cold treat, I love eating these guys straight out of the freezer, a mini ice cream sandwich!