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Month: June 2010

Love Words

Love Words

As I was getting ready to start the Great Sauerruben Project I heard my lovely sleeping son say, in his sleep, “I think this is it, mama.  Can you hold this for me, mama?”  My heart just melted a little and I am energized to deal […]

Sauerruben

Sauerruben

I am so excited, I am about to make  my first, semi-experimental, batch of sauerruben.  It is basically sauerkraut made with turnips instead of, well, kraut (cabbage.)  I have my beautiful, clean, sweet hakurai turnips from the CSA waiting on the counter along with a […]

Almond Tea Cookies

Almond Tea Cookies

To paraphrase Shakespeare, tea cookies by any other name still taste as sweet.  Russian Tea Cakes, Mexican Wedding Cookies, Snowballs, Almond Tea Cookies – it’s all the same when you bite into this buttery, sugary, rich delight.  This recipe should make about 2 dozen, you can easily double it.

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 Tbs amaretto
  • 1 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup ground almonds
  • extra powdered sugar for rolling

Cream together the first three ingredients.  Mix in the next two.  Roll into little balls and bake at 350 on an ungreased cookie sheet until they barely start to turn light golden.  Do not brown.  Take out of oven, allow to stand for a minute then roll, very gently, in the powdered sugar.  Allow to cool then roll in powdered sugar again.  They will last in an airtight container for several days if they aren’t all eaten within hours first.

Summer, Poetry, and Food

Summer, Poetry, and Food

Tonight’s Food Book Group met and read food related poetry and ate delicious food.  A couple Nerudas, a Soto, a child’s poem book about Italian food, an original Hersh (thank you Orly), Persian rice and red lentils, caponata, crunchy mustard fish, homemade pretzels (made by […]