Hey guys! I’m writing this while on a plane heading back to my hometown of Halifax. I plan on keeping things short because 1. it’s Christmas Eve Eve and you have more important things to do than listen to me prattle on. And 2. this plane is experiencing turbulence and my extreme cowardice is disrupting my creative flow…or something like that. So, let’s just cut to the chase.
The holidays are kind of tough. Well, the lead up is tough, it’s like a frickin’ marathon. But the actual holidays are pretty nice. Well, Christmas Eve can be nuts and Christmas Day is…I like Boxing Day. The point is it’s a busy time, that’s why I gravitate towards dishes that require minimum effort but deliver maximum reward. Take today’s French Onion Tarts for instance. They’re simple to put together and they’re bonafide flavor heavyweights.
Ever gotten bored? Stupid question, of course, you have, but have you ever gotten bored of something you positively adore? It’s a hell of a lot worse than being generally bored, right? You expect that adored something to bring stimulation or even joy but, inexplicably, it doesn’t, it’s just meh. That’s how I feel about ginger molasses cookies.
I feel a bit strange sharing a Valentine’s Day recipe because I’ve never really been into the holiday. And I’m not just saying that to prove I’m not a “high maintenance” girly-girl. There’s nothing wrong with liking Cupid’s day or paying special attention to that special someone. But I take issue with how much stock people put into the day. When people doubt their self-worth because they’re going solo on love’s big day, I hate Valentine’s Day. When people choose to judge the health of their entire relationship based on what their partner does or does not do on that day, I hate Valentine’s Day. When people make cute and delicious love-themed snacks, I love Valentine’s Day. So, before I move onto these unbearably cute Pink Peppercorn Triple Threat Cookies, you have to promise not to play into the less attractive aspects of this fraught holiday. Deal? Deal!