Sunday, November 25, 2007

a month before Christmas

Since we live overseas we can't quite feel the pulse of some festivals commencing; we had missed quite a few Thanksgiving's (American), Mid-Autumn Festival and Dragon Boat Festival (the latter two Chinese). So glad to see Susan and Katie now start to spread their festive mood to every corner of the world! Yes, I am ready! Cookies are baked, a secret goody is ready to go...

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These dries figs are made by an Italian mama. She silted the figs and stuffed in some quality almonds. About her son, one time my husband brought him some chocolate from Brussels, he could tell which chocolate house it's from right away after his first bit! Their figs are the best... and yes, they all go into my cookies.

6 comments:

Asha said...

Never cooked with Figs before, looks yum! Looking forward to all the Xmas cookies for now on!:))

katiez said...

It is difficult when you live away from 'home' to remember/celebrate/appreciate the holidays. Blogging helps; we get to see what everyone else is doing to be festive!
Those figs... Stuffed with almonds sounds wonderful! Maybe a Figgy Pudding?

Callipygia said...

Could this be for the luscious "X-cookies"??? Hope your cookie making is fun.

Cynthia said...

Can't wait for the big reveal.

joey said...

Those figs, and your photos, are stunning!

Saffron said...

hola chica,
these figs are so nice!
I want to know this Italian mamma!
Baci