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Sesame Halvah Cookies

My grandmother would have turned 91 last Saturday.  Since I couldn’t bring her a cake or call her and sing, I decided on a small act in her honor.  I bought some halvah – the sweet treat she always had … Continue reading

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Orange Cardamom Cookies

While planning my annual holiday baking menu several years ago, I found myself pondering the exquisite versatility of cardamom: an ingredient I’d tasted as it splendidly sang in both savory and sweet treats alike.  Before I knew it, I added … Continue reading

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Butter, Sugar, Flowers: Nasturtium Cookies

When my husband and I first moved to the bay area, I fell in love with the little orange flowers readily decorating our new backyard. They seemed so delicate but grew so profusely. I welcomed their vibrant bursts of color … Continue reading

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