Archive for December, 2010

Shortbread and Raspberry Heaven

Monday, December 20th, 2010

Raspberry Almond Thumbprint Cookies 1 cup butter, softened 2/3 cup white sugar 1/2 teaspoon almond extract 2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 cup seedless raspberry jam 3/4 cup confectioners’ sugar 3/4 teaspoon almond extract 1 Tablespoon milk Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). In a medium bowl, cream together butter and white sugar […]

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A Sea Change

Monday, December 20th, 2010

I wrote the following on October 20, before I got ahold of Geneen Roth’s book, Women Food and God. I like to eat. I like to eat sweet, salty, and calorie-dense foods. I eat when I am not hungry. I eat when I am bored. I eat when I feel stressed. I resist the idea […]

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Monday, December 20th, 2010

I haven’t been knitting much this year. My last project I resisted — I just didn’t like how the yarn handled and was uninspired (it was a project for someone else). In late summer I made a wool-silk blend scarf, short and lightweight, to use as an accessory on cool days. It provides just the […]

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