Saturday, December 19, 2009

Biscotti & cookies

These Christmas cookies and biscotti sure were tempting during last Sunday morning's shopping mission. I should have bought a couple to enjoy with a cup of coffee at the Caribou Coffee stand within Byerly's grocery store!


22 comments:

  1. And now you're tempting me too! The plain thin delicate cookies on the right are the ones I'd like to try though. Do you know what they are?

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  2. Granddaughter and I made biscottis for the first time this year. Surprising how easy it is, esp. since I am a lousy baker (but a great cook!). How can you resist buying these lovely delicacies? I've noted that you like "to look" but are able to resist "frivilous" purchases. I have a good blog/post memory!

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  3. These look so tempting. I, too, have been baking up a storm, using my grandmother's recipe for a type of biscotti called mondel bread.

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  4. Boy, you must make a lot of money to be able to shop at Byerly's. The last time we were at a Byerly's, I had to take out a loan to get my groceries, it was about 800 below zero, snow and ice everywhere and if you stopped moving you became a Norwegian.

    I've decided that from your postings, you folks up there in the north country spend all of your time either eating or looking at nekkid women.

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  5. As we sit here eating poached eggs on toast with grapefruit juice, SNOWED IN, these photos are about as close to Christmas cookies as we'll get today.

    Jan
    Mrs. GDP

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  6. I think Jacob is jealous of us Minnesotans who are courageous enough to stay and brave the cold. I think he down-right misses blinding snowstorms, sub-zero cold, negative windchills, salt covered cars, frozen eyelashes, long johns, hats with ear flaps, wool socks and Sorel boots. He must have had a bad tongue-stuck-to-a-metal-pole experience as a young boy and is now a little bitter...Just sayin'

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  7. Looks delicious! Cheers and best wishes for Christmas!

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  8. Beautiful and lovely shot !! Leif I want some cookies !!

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  9. @ Allison - I'm laughing out loud! You gave a very accurate description of winter in MinneeSota!

    Seem's to me I did get my tongue stuck once. But that was so long ago I can't remember exactly.

    Here's an image that has stuck in my mind for 52 years: We were just married, living on S. Cedar Avenue in Minneapolis in a 4-plex. I was going to the U of M part-time while working for Retail Credit Company. Lois worked for a big Lutheran Church (First English, I think) down near Lyndale and Lake.

    It was 27 below zero and blowing snow. We had a little garage so the car started. I drove Lois to her bus stop. She had to take three buses to get to work. I'll never forget how she looked huddled up in her coat and scarf with the wind whirling about almost hiding her in a snowy mist as I drove off to the University.

    In those years (mid to late 50s) we had several weeks of sub 20 below every winter!

    Methinks we'll stay in Florida for the duration. I don't think "courageous" is the word for people who willingly live in MinneeSota in the winter time...but this is a family blog so I won't say any more! ;-)

    Just remember before you hop in your rusted-out car to go to work Monday morning to get out there early, heat up the key so it will go into the lock, scrape off all the ice, and let it run for at least ten minutes so you don't immediately freeze to death as you try to drive down the road!

    Happy Holidays!

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  10. Hard to choose... you would better take them all! :-)

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  11. Did not know that shops were open on a Sunday as well, but as I am working too on that day, maybe that has become normal.
    A Sunday filled with only sweet taste's for you all.

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  12. ahh did you have to post that? I have feel hungry now :-)

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  13. They sure look yummy :)
    Wouldn't mind a few of those right now ;)
    Cheers from Egypt!

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  14. I love seeing the foods of Xmas

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  15. mmm, good, more food! Why is it we wait for December for all of these tasty Holiday treats to expand our waistlines?

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  16. Tasty looking! You did well to resist!

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  17. It's always nice to see an Italian word like biscotti popping out for some nice food.
    We just started to call 'cookies' some of our biscotti...

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  18. Wow, what an amazing variety of cookies.

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  19. The photo is good, I like it. very tempting as other says, but I like the conversation between Jacob and Allison :)

    Make the post more fun, don't you think?

    You Got a Posty
    My Bangkok Through My Eyes!

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  20. Leif, have pity on us. I am becoming envious and this is not a good feeling to have so close to Christmas :)

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