A Christmas Cookie Party

eating expat life

One of my favorite, warm-fuzzy Christmas memories from my childhood was our annual Christmas cookie making. My sister, my mom, my grandma and I, all piled in Grandma Monk’s tiny kitchen, the tiny old-fashioned radio blaring Grandma’s preferred tunes of the 50s and 60s, flour and powdered sugar and colored icing and cookie cutters everywhere. …

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Success!

England

My turn! We tried again with the bread today. It worked. It is delicious, albeit a bit denser than I would have liked. Still, score one for my first loaf. The weather was legitimately gorgeous too-I even have a bit of a sunburn from sitting in the garden reading for a long time. Sunscreen would …

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Baking bread!

England

We decided that we would combine our efforts today and make a few loaves of homemade bread. Partially inspired by the fact that Jon’s mother owns a bread making machine that sits forlornly on the kitchen counter and has never been used. Not that our plans included using it-to the contrary, we wanted to make …

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