As in, life is being flipped upside down, but in a very good way kind of news.
As in, we’re moving from central Kentucky to the East Bay in California news!
Perfect because I was so ready to share that! And we are so excited!
From the food perspective, just in case you are unaware (although I doubt you are), the East Bay is a incredible food destination. Well, really the entire area. In addition to apast stop in San Francisco, I’ve visited twice so far in the moving process. In that short amount of time I’ve enjoyed Peruvian cuisine, vegan soul food, seafood, Montreal-style bagels, Hong Kong-style bakeries, craft beer, and of course, wine.
Then there are the amazing Farmer’s Markets. The fact that I will have access to fresh figs, nuts, artichokes and avocados is surreal for me. Yes, you should expect some posts soon!
And fortunately, there are lots of places to run. I think all the food access may have subconsciously played a role in my decision to register for the San Francisco Marathon in 2013!
I should finally arrive in California on New Year’s Day so Christmas will be light around here, but I still plan to get in plenty of baking. I may not have a tree up, but I refuse to pack the mixing bowls and cookie sheets just yet.
As for right now, I just got back from a California visit and you’ve probably noticed my week long blogging break has turned into almost two. I’ll be back in the kitchen this weekend, but I want to kick off the Christmas season with a cookie round up.
If you are looking to add some cookies made with whole grain flours and minimally refined sugars to your baking list, look no further. Some traditional treats are mixed in, but many of these fit those criteria.
I’ll be back next week with a review of what is turning out to be my favorite cookbook of 2012! Meanwhile, tell me what you are baking this year!
(Clicking on the name will take you to the recipe.)
Lori Rice is a freelance writer, recipe developer, food photographer and nutritionist. Fake Food Free is a creative outlet that allows her to connect with people from around the world who share a love of travel, food culture and cooking.