Tag Archives: floral

simple hydrangea cookie tutorial

The internet is full of very intricate and impossibly detailed cookies.  I am occasionally guilty of creating overly complicated cookies.  But sometimes simple is better.
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what the folk?!

When I was home in December, I discovered a drawer with old table linens in it.  [“Table linens” is a generous way to describe some of the treasures I found, including plastic placemats from the early 1980s.]  Among disintegrating laminated alphabet placemats, I found a true treasure: the Hungarian folk art table runner I brought back from Szeged at the end of my study abroad program.   Read more…

if you give an artist a cookie…

I recently made cookies for a very special bride-to-be.  She and her fiancé are both amazing artists and all-around fantastic human beings.  The benefit of making cookies for artists is that they turn cookies into art.   Read more…

mystery cookie cutters

I am terrible at identifying cookie cutter shapes.  For years, I thought one of my cookie cutters was a tomato shape.  Nate flipped it upside down and informed me it was a balloon.   Read more…

reuse, refresh, renew

I had planned to make a Valentine set based on the art of Roy Lichtenstein.  But last week, a colleague inspired me to do a bit of blog digging in the archives.  It was an interesting trip.  So, instead of pop art, I decided to make a whole set based on refreshing prior cookie designs. Read more…

so THAT’S what those funny shaped tips are for!

For my 30th birthday, my then fiancé (now husband) gave me a tool box filled with piping bags, icing tips, and food coloring. I had been decorating cookies with those little tubes of icing from the grocery store. That gift started me on the path to what has become a pretty serious hobby. Read more…

i love weddings.

Two of the kindest, smartest, fanciest, and most endearing people I know got married last weekend. Their wedding was the best possible combination of Jewish-meets-hippie-meets-hipster meets-foodie-meets-liberal DC.

pollster by day and night

First, I have to thank my colleague Lester for giving me the title for this post.  In an email exchange timestamped 3 am, he questioned the legitimacy of “pollster by day.”  It is true;  lately I have been a pollster by day and night and those dark quiet hours in between.  Read more…

spring, please.

The talking heads will spend the weekend debating the sequester, crisis governance, and partisan gridlock.  But I am thinking about cherry blossoms and warm weather.  I am sick of winter hats, wool coats, and grey skies.  I want to arrive home before dark. I want to wear sandals and white pants. Read more…