Date and coconut squares

We can choose to do it hard and time consuming over Christmas time, or quick and easy. I choose easy. And of course without sacrificing flavour.  These squares have it all. Coming from a very good friend of my mother, many many years ago, they taste like friendship and memories.



…winter beauty…


An entry for Susan at Foodblogga’s christmas cookies round 2.

Chocolate star cookies and handwritten cards.

It’s a rare thing today to recieve a handwritten letter or even a birthday card. Except over Christmas. I’ve just received my first card for this season and it was with pure excitement that I tore open the envelope, all the time guessing the sender. What a further delight it was to recognize the personal artwork on the card! Receiving this first very personal handpainted card, had me digging out some cards myself . They may not be in time for Christmas, but the timeless message will be the same: “I care and you are in my thoughts. May you experience exuberant moments. Love. Ronell”

And of course you can’t write cards without a cheekful of cookies, a coffee, some far off music and why not a flickering candle to accompany your reminiscing message.

…chocolate star cookies…



A recipe from Cuisine Creative, Burda, Novembre 2005.



This is an entry for Susan at  Foodblogga’s Christmas cookies round 2.