A blog of hopeful, inspired living: cooking & baking & growing & harvesting & preserving & gleaning & eating & sharing food... while bringing positive change to my kitchen and our food system.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Joanne's Linzer Shortbread Cookies

Spending Thanksgiving with 20+ gourmet-minded family members on the east coast was totally inspiring. After not posting anything on my blog for months (and hearing about it nearly every day from some friend, family member or my own conscience), I was happy to return from a week on the other side of the county with ideas and momentum to cook, bake and get out my camera. The past months have mostly been a whirlwind of paperwork, construction, heavy lifting and dust as Bill and I begin the adventure of home ownership, junk clearing and renovation together. This work has indeed been inspiring... but in a very different way. Dreaming of our kitchen-to-be keeps me motivated!

It was nice to spend so much time focused on food this past week -- and to have some time to relax away from the hustle and bustle of all that's been happening at home. We spent Thanksgiving day at our family's beautiful Cape home, enjoying the unseasonably warm sun, looking out at the sparkling ocean. Inspiration is a given in a place like this!

Aside from the beautiful location, some of my food inspiration came from making and eating holiday dishes, some was from hovering over others with my camera.  Mostly hovering over Joanne, who always turns out the most reliably delicious desserts, in copious amounts.