Monthly Archives: November 2011

Almond toffee crisps

Ok. These are like candy. Oh, so yummy, almonds on chocolate on a crisp cookie base. So crisp they were difficult to cut without breaking them. But even crumbled these are delicious. Of US origin, the cookie base adds three … Continue reading

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Escape from the ordinary

I could happily live in a hotel room for a very long time. Wi-fi. Coffee-maker. Someone else to pick up the dropped towel, make the unmade bed, clean the forgotten dish, find the lost shoe. If not for worry over … Continue reading

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Corn pone cakes

This recipe according to Sharon Tyler Herbst’s The Joy of Cookies is a cookie version of the sweet cornmeal cake, corn pone that hails from Barbados. The cookies are dense, not unlike the US version of the scone. They are … Continue reading

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Finished

Despite my complete inability to knit for two days a week or so ago without ripping back and reworking 5 to 20 rounds depending on the egregiousness of the error, I managed to finish my self-imposed 29 October mittens. These … Continue reading

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Basler Leckerli

These delightful bars are from Switzerland. And by delightful, I mean they smell marvelous. I have not actually tasted one yet. Once baked they must “mellow” in an air-tight container at room temperature for about a week. Or so says … Continue reading

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Coconut shortbread

Sharon Tyler Herbst credits the Fiji Islands for the combination of butter, sugar cane and coconut in these delightful bites. They are deliciously rich as is, but dipped in her addition of semi-sweet chocolate? Be still my heart! Ok, not … Continue reading

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Of things thought lost forever

Remember this? I am happy to report that there is much rejoicing! However, we will have to downgrade our plans for a glass-bottomed-kayak-based, kite-wreck tour and settle for a kite-wreck museum. My aunt has reported the lost kite found. I … Continue reading

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