Tuesday, December 7, 2010

cookie making day!

Today, we'll be making cookies. Ostensibly for Christmas, but mostly for us. I'm making Ginger Stars, Lemon Sugar Cookies, Brown Sugar Shortbread, Oatmeal Scotchies, and Oatmeal Jam Bars. I'll be making Sugar Plums on my next paycheck, because all those dates and nuts get expensive, and I'm already making five other cookies. I was going to live-blog the whole thing, but the phone is dead and won't be charged by the time I'll need it, so I'll be taking pictures and videos and I'll up them later. When I'm full of cookies. Mmmmm, cookies.

Cyndy and Ally will also be there, and maybe Chris, so who knows what all cookies we'll get to go home with? Not I! But there will be many. Oh yes.

I need to get one of those cameras that send pics directly to the web...

Monday, December 6, 2010

link: The Mystery of the Red Bees of Red Hook


So apparently bees in New York are going out of their ways for miles to get at the cherry juice from a marachino cherry factory, and the 'honey' they're producing is bright red-- violently so-- and metalic and too sweet. Ew. Also, Oh Em Gee. Shut your yap, Corn Council of America-- your carefully-created American obsession with HFCS has started compromising honey.

I won't stand for that anymore. No more maraschinos for me!