Monthly Archives: November 2012

Karithata

“Greek nut cookies” is the only proximation of a translation I could find for the mysterious word karithata. In The Joy of Cookies the recipe is entitled pistachio-jam cookies, and one of the main ingredients is finely chopped toasted pistachios. … Continue reading

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Biscoito de Renda Brasileira

So. This recipe called for a cup of finely ground Brazil nuts. Which I happened to have in whole, still-in-the-shell form. Exactly one cup. An hour and one painful blister later, they were in the food processor, ready to grind. … Continue reading

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Piña colada drops

Sharon Tyler Herbst says these cookies are “redolent of rum” and that they are. Big time. They are yummy and rummy. She also says they “are reminiscent of the popular Caribbean pineapple-coconut drink” from which they take their name in … Continue reading

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Seasonal pharmaceuticals and breadcrumb trails

A couple of weeks ago or so, I was sitting in my doctor’s office providing an update on the status of my asthma, that being the primary reason for the visit, when I mentioned how difficult this time of year … Continue reading

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While you were away

Kate loves the Chopin Ballade in G, Op. 23. She raved about it when she was first assigned it and never complained about learning it even though it’s not at all easy. She has been playing it for several months … Continue reading

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Honeyed whole wheat-granola cookies

Raisins, granola, toasted wheat germ and chopped walnuts, and whole wheat flour conspire to make these cookies dense and nutty. Sharon Tyler Herbst suggests that their high fiber content means they are more nutritious than the average Joy of Cookies … Continue reading

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Italian almond Florentines, or are they Austrian?

Heavy cream, butter, honey, sliced almonds, chocolate, strong coffee, chopped candied cherries and orange peel, sugar, a little flour and butter, butter, butter. What’s not to love? This recipe starts with boiling a thick syrup of butter, cream, honey and … Continue reading

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