Molasses Cookies

North Americans call it molasses and the Brits call it treacle. Molasses has been in North America since the 1600’s when it was first used to make rum. Back then, it was a preferred sweetener and cheaper than refined sugar.  Refined sugar prices after World War 1 dropped and therefore became cheaper than molasses. I…

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Dandelion Cookies

Dandelion…that ubiquitous yellow flowering weed that makes a lawn look unkempt and has gardeners pulling their hair trying to keep it at bay.   But if we put their annoyance aside, you’ll find that dandelions are a nutritious food.  It is a herb that is believed to have originated in Asia.    Nutritionally, dandelions have more calcium…

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Citrus Sugar Cookies

Sugar cookies aren’t high on my list…they just never have been until now.  I find them to be, quite frankly, boring!  However, add some citrus juice and zest and you have a sugar cookie that won me over.  According to The Oxford Companion to Food, the American habit of making up rolls of cookie dough…

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