Yesterday’s phone call with my mother went something like this: “That Rum Raisin Banana Bread* you sent to Poulsbo on Friday was delicious. I shared it with your youngest brother Saturday morning after he collected it from the mailbox. You know what I really loved? Those Lavender Butter Cookies** you sent me for Mother’s Day.” … More New! Raspberry Butter Cookies
That’s right. A second batch of chocolate fudge, this time without the walnuts, because more people prefer not to have their chocolate interrupted by a nut.
Yep, it was the lavender sugar in the jar, infused since St. Patrick’s day and ready for cookies or caramels for the Christmas goody tins, made the answer to the question — what kind of caramels this year? — easy. Lavender is most definitely one of those yes-please or no-thank-you flavors, and for several people … More And today … Royal Velvet Lavender Caramels in the pan
This year’s Christmas goodies brought an opportunity to try yet another flavor of the highly-favored mini tea cakes I make every year, those one-bite little balls of buttery and sugary goodness that melt in the mouth. I’m fond of fennel candy, those little seeds covered in a hardened coat of sugar in interesting colors that … More Kashmiri Fennel Tea Cakes
I’ve had a bee in my bonnet about making lavender caramels ever since my cousin sent me some Royal Velvet culinary lavender and I began making flavored sugars with it. Yesterday I sifted out the lavender buds from the caster sugar they’ve been infusing and turned the sugar into a heavy pan and spent a … More Royal Velvet Lavender Caramels
Can’t forget these guys at Christmas … and at the Cotton Bowl for the Heart of Dallas Bowl on Boxing Day. Go Dawgs! (Update: and go they did, as did the Cougars. Lots of Washingtonians happy about our college football Saturday. Others went to the mall.)