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!


Cakelaw said...

They are very sweet little cookies, even if the taste was not what you had hoped for.

The DeLadurantey Sisters said...

Cute hearts!