Monthly Archives: September 2012

Crushing on you

Dear Essential cardigan, You should know right up front that I own a chest half-full of hand-knit sweaters and cardigans, and every one of those has remained in that chest even as the weather has started its slow slide toward … Continue reading

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Belatedly: Orange-date zebras & recital news

More than a week has gone by since I last baked cookies, and I have yet to tell you about the latest batch. In my defense, 1st – my diaconate classes have started up again, 2nd – I am in … Continue reading

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Peanut cakes

Sharon Tyler Herbst implies this recipe for peanut cakes is the same as the Nigerian kulikuli. However, everything I see online when searching kulikuli suggests that those are balls or cakes of ground, pressed peanuts or groundnuts that have been … Continue reading

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New England sour cream cakes

Simple and tender are two of the adjectives Sharon Tyler Herbst uses to describe these cookies. I would add the word excellent. Fragrant with nutmeg and vanilla, rich with butter and sour cream, and glazed with sugar and milk, these … Continue reading

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Fruited cornmeal cookies

With apologies for the very bad photo, I give you Gialletti, or fruited cornmeal cookies. Instead of reading apocalyptic literature in the Bible this morning, which I really need to get done before next weekend’s class, I have been trying … Continue reading

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Spicy date cakes

Sharon Tyler Herbst calls these cookies spicy date cakes, or tamriah from Saudi Arabia. She also, in her description, briefly mentions the etymology of the word date. All of which conspired to cause me to waste half an afternoon researching … Continue reading

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