Have another cookie
Posted by worriedlebanese on 24/12/2009
Yes, Christmas time is by far the biggest commercial scam on earth meant to bust your piggy bank and burden you with useless gifts. In many Mediterranean countries where extended families are still vibrantly alive, it eats up your time and drains you of all energy by forcing you to run all over town for weeks with a three page “present list” full of names that you do not know how to spell and can hardly put a face on because they belong to family member that you only see for the holidays.
But when the season’s sprit grabs you, sleep becomes an enemy and you come up with new tricks to fight it ruthlessly. In my family, this trick has customary been cookie making! Ginger breads that at first tend to look rather traditional but that morph into something quite different.