Sunday, December 21, 2008
Happy Solstice to everyone!
This weekend has been spent in a flurry of baking activity.
Standard chocolate chip cookies (considering how much I adore them, I've exhibited a shocking amount of restraint by not eating the entire batch on my own)
Pains D'Anis - an exquisite French anise cookie
Ricotta Cookies - Italian cookie with heavy vanilla flavoring, along with Ricotta cheese and a confectioner's sugar-vanilla glaze
Peppermint Cookies - Think homemade Thin Mints with white chocolate coating
And right now, I'm simmering some figs in spices and red-wine to go along with a Winter Fruit Crisp (pears, apples, dried cherries) for dessert tonight.
Dinner is Radicchio and Robiola cheese tortelloni (a kind of ravioli) with homemade pasta.
A little later, I imagine, I'll go decorate a lovely spruce tree outside with some of the cookies - the Fae and other folks will undoubtedly enjoy the yummies.
I'm going out of town for about 5 days, so my blogging will be spotty this week.
May everyone's holidays be full of love, peace, and deep joy!
(The photo above was found at the website of the North Shore Homeowners Association.)