Monthly Archives: April 2013

A hymn, of sorts, for recent times

I had not listened to Bruce Cockburn’s Small Source of Comfort (2011) for a longish while until early last week when I played the album on my iPad to keep me company whilst sorting through a shipment of new books … Continue reading

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New Mexico, and other knitting

You may recall that I could not get over the light and color in New Mexico during my visit there this past February. Both were stunning to the point of life-altering, or so it seemed, and I took many photographs, … Continue reading

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Polvorones

Sharon Tyler Herbst says “these crumbly rich cookies are of Arab origin but they’re now popular in many versions throughout the world.” She goes on to say some recipes include lard, which I think precludes them being of Arab origin, … Continue reading

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A cookie by any other name would taste as sweet

Apparently Sharon Tyler Herbst’s mother, Kay, baked a delicious cookie for her children, a cookie that bore an unfortunate and boring name, and so she told her children that they were snickerdoodles. But they weren’t, something the author did not … Continue reading

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We interrupt this week…

Usually these events occur on weekends, and there is a chance to celebrate and breathe a bit shortly after. We did that anyway after last night’s performance, but we are paying for it today, a Wednesday, and will no doubt … Continue reading

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Galletas de ajonjolí y anís

Galletas de ajonjolí y anís. Literally, cookies with sesame and anise. Nothing in the Spanish there about lard (manteca de cerdo), but it’s the lard that makes these singular. They melt in your mouth, leaving behind the slightly smokey sweet … Continue reading

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Косички

Косички. Kosichki. Literal translation? Pigtails or braids. Or as I like to call them, another installment of cookies interruptus. Once again, I baked cookies in the fragments of time scattered over the course of a couple of days. Fragments of … Continue reading

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