Wednesday, December 24, 2008

happy holidays!

Almond Sugar Cookies with Royal Icing and Candies

the lot of 'em

holly leaves and coconut-hair cookie man

snowflake, star and wreath

little cookie man
Merry Christmas everybody!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

in between the butter and sugar

In the midst of the sugar-frenzy that seems to be happening all around this month, it seems like a good idea to throw in a quick savory recipe here. I know lavish holiday meals are just around the corner and it's the season for indulgence and rich, sophisticated dishes, but in between the butter and sugar, a simple pan of roasted veggies is a nice contrast. I've my own plans for roasting a turkey in my tiny little oven and making pies and dressing and all those wonderful and seasonal comfort foods, but before those tasks are under way, let's have an un-fussy dish of cauliflower, oven-roasted, with a little olive oil and herbs, shall we?
Oven-Roasted Cauliflower with Lemon Thyme


1 medium head of cauliflower, cored and cut into florets
1-2 Tb. olive oil (depending on how much cauliflower you have)
1/2 tsp. dried lemon thyme (or regular thyme)
salt and pepper

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.

In a roasting pan, combine the cauliflower, olive oil, thyme, and a little salt and pepper to taste, and spread to make an even layer. Roast in the oven for 30-45 minutes (stir once about half-way through cooking) or until cauliflower is beginning to brown and is cooked through.
Satisfying, isn't it?

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

cookies. continued.

Something delicious happened. Fig pinwheels.
The. Best. Cookie. Ever.
(At least for now...)