Not my jam

I came to a realization this weekend, as Steve and I sipped some fantastic Belgian-style beer at tap room number two (Sidhe Brewing) on Saturday, bookending a surprisingly brief visit to Festival Palomino, in the middle of Saturday afternoon. The realization isn’t that I disliked any of the bands lined up at Canterbury Park. In fact, the set…

A Common Flake

In sum, my weekend was macaroons. Macaroons linked everything together, sort of like a common thread (or flake, if you will), because: I completely burned and ruined an entire batch of chocolate-espresso-hazelnut cantucci on Thursday. This upset me because a) I’ve never burned a whole batch of cookies before, and b) I was really looking forward…

thump thump

A week ago I went to an Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga class, in order to try something new, and to enjoy yet another class taught by a most excellent teacher, Shira. Several of my classmates were able to attend one of her Ashtanga classes earlier this year, and they said good things about it, mainly relating…

Christmas Sweets

Contains “Spices”, originally uploaded by arahbahn. Mincemeat Walnut Cantucci adapted from a recipe of same name in “The Best 50 Biscotti Recipes” 2/3 c crumbled condensed mincemeat 1/4 cup brandy 1/2 cup sugar 1/4 cup butter, softened 2 large eggs 1 1/2 cups coarsely chopped toasted walnuts 3/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour 3/4 cup…