Monthly Archives: February 2013

No-bake rum-raisin balls, or beginning Lent well

Sharon Tyler Herbst credits a friend in Christchurch with this recipe. She describes them as “freighted with raisins and coconut” rather than the cookie crumbs used in American rum balls. And they are. Rum, oatmeal, coconut, raisins, cocoa, powdered sugar, … Continue reading

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Jevisli

As linguistic puzzles go, jevisli is a knotty one. Jevisli, if indeed that is their real name — or is even a real word, for that matter — are Armenian in origin. Nut-filled, cigar-shaped cookies fragrant with orange blossom water … Continue reading

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Huszárcsók

Huszárcsók translates to Hussar kiss. Named for the Hungarian 15th century light cavalry, Sharon Tyler Herbst postulates that Hussar’s kisses are as sweet as a Hussar’s kiss, and as fleeting. Apparently they, like their namesake cookies, did not stay around … Continue reading

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Hindbærkager

Guess what? Hindbærkager is Danish for raspberry cakes. Literally. Which is exactly what these are. Except Sharon Tyler Herbst calls them ribbon cookies. They are, however, just a little cake-like. After forming the dough into six 3/4″ diameter logs and … Continue reading

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Night-time winter wonderland

Last night, while walking Carmen the dog, I played a bit with the Pentax in the snow. It was a long and beautiful walk, and we only went once around the block. Such a good and patient dog.

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Mirlitons

Sharon Tyler Herbst calls these orange custard cookies “tiny two-bite tarts.” Actually, she calls them “tiny two-bite cookies,” but tarts is much more alliterative, don’t you agree? And they certainly look like tiny tarts. These are among the more fussy … Continue reading

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In which I am idiot, or On hubris

A few weeks ago, I began knitting another sweater. (Clicking on the first photo here will take you to the Ravelry project page that enumerates the details.) There is nothing earth-shatteringly new about me starting another sweater, I’ll admit. This … Continue reading

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