Today in Seattle is Eid al-Fitr, the last day of Ramadan in 2023. To celebrate, I baked these special cookies for the children of the manager here at the Manor along with my wishes for a Happy and Blessed Eid. In Arabic, the phrase is Eid Mubarak.
In Seattle, Sunday the first of May is the last full day of Ramadan for the year. That means from sundown Monday until sundown on Tuesday is the holiday known as Eid Al-Fitr, one of the two Eids every year for observing Muslims. It’s a day to wish them Eid Mubarak or Happy Eid. The … More It’s Eid al-Fitr, Ramadan 2022 ends. Eid Mubarak
Making a short list of a few goodies to be made for a very short list of people this year for Christmas, I decided to add Spritz because it’s not only a tasty bite of buttery crispness, but one of those cookies which the children have fun decorating and so we did. It’s also a … More In the kitchen with juliyya: Spritz!
Two things. First thing: I got ingredients to make a batch of my artisanal cookies, the Peppermint Cream Joneses* for my pregnant grandniece’s craving … a couple months ago. She lives some distance from me on the other side of the water and it seems that nobody could make it to Seattle to pick them … More Pinky Grasshopper Cupcakes
The 22nd of November is the birthday of my friend and fellow cat enthusiast. Last year I missed the actual date, so it doesn’t count. Since then I found that she likes chocolate cupcakes with white frosting, so I made a big one with two layers and found some decadent Belgian chocolate nonpareils to act … More When A Birthday Cake Is A Big Cupcake, and Lights Get Wavy
A funny thing happened. Unbeknownst to me, two days ago Mark went to one of the neighbors and asked for a favor, if she would send out a block-wide email for him as his phone was then missing. As a member of the block, I got a copy and read it late last night when … More Toasted Coconut Party Cake et plus
Chocolate layer cake, chocolate cream cheese frosting with rum flavoring and sprinkles are featured in today’s birthday-by-proxy for my daughter in London. My daughter has taken several pages out of my book, the most recent of which are going to London for an advanced degree and deciding to shave a number of years off her … More Happy ____th Birthday, M, by Proxy
This is the name my daughter wanted me to give Sprinkles Jones* and the cookie I dreamed up the same night she suggested it because I was firm on the sprinkles. It’s my Rainbow Jones, the second recent successful experiment! It is a tasty, pillowy soft raspberry and lemon cookie worthy of joining my Joneses, … More New! Rainbow Jones, A Raspberry Cookie with Lemon Cream Rainbows
A couple TV seasons ago on The Great British Baking Show, one of the bakers made a cake flavored with cotton candy essence. As a fan of cotton candy, my curiosity won, I did some research and acquired a dram of the essence, then set it aside until inspired to try a new cookie with it. … More New! Sprinkles Jones with Cotton Candy Hints
It was the real deal this past weekend, the 4-H bake sale for a charity, so we got busy with butter and sugars and such. There were eggless chocolate cupcakes with vanilla buttercream to decorate with sprinkles in enough variations to cause little children to argue over who gets the pink, the chocolate, the rainbow … More In the kitchen with juliyya: Bake Sailing with Chocolate Cupcakes and Queen’s Crown Cookies