The days are growing shorter and shorter around here. I'm looking forward to the 21st, maybe even just a *little* bit more than the 25th. The winter solstice means, from that day forward, more and more sun will shine down on us each day.
That is, if it can break through teh thick fog that so frequently envelops our valley.
Today is sunny, though. Brilliantly sunny on top of several inches of snow. The chickens are going nuts. They don't like the snow, but they think that, given free reign of the yard, they'll somehow find the doorway into summer. This sun only assures them that I'm the creuelest chicken keeper east of the Cascades.
Bread in the oven, speculoos cooling on the counter... I feel the holidays in my blood!
This is another challenge of French Fridays with Dorie group. We're not allowed to share the recipes on our blogs, but the recipe from her book is quite similar to all the others I've looked at both on teh web and in my collection of books.
Speculoos are an easy cookie, quick to make, and smell divine. I hope you'll find a recipe and make these next time you want to make your house smell like Christmas and your tummy feel like heaven.