It's a few days away from Valentine's Day and I thought I would make something special for my husband this year, so I baked up a couple of batches of crackers for him. I made Lemon Crackers and Rosewater Crackers using a heart-shaped cookie cutter. I added a couple of drops of food coloring to each of the recipes, to make the crackers more colorful.
The Rosewater Crackers have a tiny bit of granulated sugar sprinkled on top which makes them taste extra special. Jeffrey loves to spread them with cream cheese, but I like to eat them plain.
If I close my eyes and stand in front of the open oven door after the crackers are done baking and let the heat rise up into my face, I can imagine that I'm standing outside in my garden in the summer, the sun on my face, the rosa rugosa in front of me in full bloom.
At this time of year, with two feet of fresh snow outside, anything that takes me out of my space, even for a few minutes, is totally worth it!
What are you doing for Valentine's this year?
It is a windy and chilly morning today. I have to look at the date on my computer twice as it is hard to believe it is already the end of November.
My book is out!! A box arrived from the distributor via UPS yesterday and since we have a friendly relationship with our driver, I just had to show off the book to her. Last night at Zumba class, several of my fellow movers and shakers said they wanted copies to give as gifts as well as a copy to keep as they want to start baking.
I am working hard to get involved in all the various social media platforms such as Pinterest and GoodReads so people can find me; feel free to email me with your questions and/or thoughts.
(The crackers in this photo are from the book--the yellow are the Curry-Brown Rice and proceeding clockwise--Almond Lover's, Green Tea and Brown Rice, and Oatmeal Crackers.)
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