Tuesday, January 23, 2007

the 34 cookies of Christmas: day 34

Well, it's the last day of our thirty-four cookie recap from Christmas 2006... and what better way to end than with a cookie prepared for the first time this holiday season. We started our discussion thirty-four days ago with a time honored cookie, and end with a relative new creation. It somehow seems appropriate, and possibly is an omen of new and wonderful opportunities that will present themselves in 2007.

Our last cookie is a delicate shortbread cookie that was infused with the finest in Hawaiian lavender blossoms and vanilla. The floral notes of the lavender leaves and petals, visible in the cookies, created a pleasantly subtle contrast to the rich sweetness of the butter and vanilla. These cookies are perfect with a nice cup of tea, and will become a staple of the bridal shower and afternoon tea events that come our way. We brought the lavender-- grown organically on O'ahu-- back from our last trip to Hawai'i. We are confident that it's use in our culinary creations will continue to remind us of our wonderful friends there... at least until we can return!

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