While Halloween is still relatively fresh in our memories (what, it was a month ago? How did that happen?!) I thought that I would share a cooking project from a really long time ago. Several times this week I have been asked how I got into cooking and art. I always find this a really surprising question; I’m not exaggerating when I say that I just grew up doing these things all the time, and they seem like the most natural hobbies someone could have, like having friends and using the internet. It seems the same as asking “how did you get into academia then?”. The world of essays, dissertations, internships certainly feels really unnatural to me a lot of the time. Ultimately though, it’s really nice to know that skills you take for granted are seen by others as something special and exceptional.
So I made these little fairy cakes and gingerbreads years ago for Halloween, which was when our crazy traditions started. Since they were so pretty we decided to put a mini table just inside the hallway with velvet cloths onto which the cakes could go. A we decorated a bit with cobwebs etc. And dressed up in costumes. Played spooky music when kids came to the door. And put the dog in a dracula cloak. Well, we don’t believe in half-measures!
By the way, we also have a jar of 100 cookie cutters, so I have cookie-cutters for just about everything! Ahh I miss making cookies. But no fear, I have found a microwave-cookie recipe. Let’s hope we’re not in store for more micro-wave disasters, I have been doing so well recently!!