Monday, July 14, 2008
Signs of Spring?
It’s been another lovely relaxing weekend. Yesterday even felt a little bit spring like! Although we really are in the depths of winter still. I didn’t do much baking over the weekend but did make these cookies as a birthday gift for a staff member.
They are honey cookies. I cut them into hear shapes and drizzled over a simple pale pink icing made with icing sugar and warm water. I used avocado honey for the biscuits which gave a gentle honey flavour. The only bad bit about using honey in baking is that the biscuits stay quite soft. I haven’t given you the recipe for these as I’m not sure I would make these again. I prefer spiced biscuits that retain some crunch.
Saturday night I made a simple dinner at home before we went to watch the rugby. I made this spinach, pea and avocado salad, simply dressed with white wine vinegar and extra virgin olive oil. We had it with hot smoked salmon and potato rosti. Very yummy!
I went to Takapuna markets yesterday. This is a bit of an unexciting time of year for fresh produce, but I got agria potatoes, kumara, pumpkin, broccoli, silverbeet and beetroot and this lovely bunch of daffodils which reminds me that spring will be here soon - well, in a couple of months, but the flowers have certainly brightened up my kitchen!