I have a childhood memory of eating honey and chewing on pieces of the honeycomb. For no particular reason it has taken me many years to give my kids the same memory! The other day I finally walked to the store and bought a jar of honey with a large chunk of wax honeycomb suspended in it! We have a Mediterranean grocery store near, so maybe that made it easy to find the honey I wanted.
It didn’t seem like such a good idea to give the kids spoons and let them at the honey, so I decided to make some biscuits. Honeycomb shaped biscuits seemed like a good idea for some reason. So I spent a lot of time cutting out the biscuits. And then I felt like the table needed some decorating. Oh wait, I just remembered, this wasn’t just the other day….it was on a cold winter day. That kind of explains why I felt the need for some bright flowery decorations for just a simple snack. I’m crazy that way.
Here are some photos of the making of the honeycomb biscuits. (I use the Company’s Coming Cookbook recipe for Rich Biscuits, and add some whole wheat and leave out the cream of tartar). We needed a little spring in our winter! The kids weren’t super impressed with chewing on the honeycomb, though my husband and I enjoyed it! They made a cozy memory, anyways, and they love the CLIC brand of honey I found. I like making them taste things to make a memory. Another taste memory I have of growing up in Guatemala is chewing on eucalyptus leaves! The last time we were down there, as we were crossing a boulevard, I grabbed some leaves off a tree and made my kids bite them! Just because I can.
What strange childhood taste memories do you have?? (not too gross please!!)
May is almost here!! We just had 2 days of blowing snow…and finally this afternoon the sun burst out and is turning the snow to puddles.
Today I started thinking about May, since it begins tomorrow. In many countries of the world, tomorrow, May 1st is a holiday, but not here!! On the weekend there is el 5 de Mayo, which is another holiday also not around here! I’m late for holidays this year….but I did make some festive cookies today…kind of for May fiestas, but mostly for Lilaloa’s cookie challenge!!
The challenge is to think outside the box….or outside the cookie cutter shape! There is a diamond ring cookie cutter that is popular for engagement cookies, and Georganne over at Lilaloa has challenged everyone to make something different than a diamond ring, using that cutter. I confess that I have been thinking about it for a week (or more!) but just haven’t had the umph! to make anything, until today…inspired by the sunlight and the festiveness of May….I made some parrots. (I also happen to have been thinking that a parrot would be the perfect pet for our household. Years ago we had a green parrot and he had such a fun personality!! Ok, ok, lots of feathers everywhere….but he was my little baby….anyways…)
Here’s the blank cookie shape….see that big diamond ring?
I saw parrots. My kids saw swimming fish and little people in hoodies. I was going to try and make everyone’s vision….but….well, maybe I should let them decorate their own cookies this afternoon…
I’m liking the “1960′s filter” on these photos! The lighting is so awful in my house….I have to try and edit to try and get near the cookies’ original colors… I know I complain a lot about the lighting…really I’m just not a great photographer and never use Manual
Get ready to have a great May!!