Saturday, November 15, 2008

rooibos tea and spicy cookies

I'm so glad we decided to go through the community library to get to the Foreign Buyer's Club at Rokko Island today. We lucked out, man! They were having a special international food/craft/antique/fun fair and the four of us spent quite a while there, examining exquisitely made Japanese dolls, handmade pottery, Indian tunics, jewelry, food, and much more. (OK, I think Stephen and I had more fun than the kids, but they seemed happy, anyway. How blessed can a mama be!)

I bought myself four mugs (see photo) for an early Christmas present, and those GORGEOUS shortbread cookies. One was curry and cardamom and the other was rosemary and thyme. Oh wow.

My new mission in life: Replicate them, and pronto.


Rachael Hutchings said...

Oh my...I'm drooling! That mug is absolutely GORGEOUS! I made a black sesame shortbread cookie a while back that looks a bit similar and might be a good jumping off point: Can't wait to see what you come up with!

Kim said...

Sounds so good! What is rooibos tea?

Abigail (aka Mamatouille) said...

Fuji Mama - thanks! I'll have to check out that recipe.

Kim - Rooibos tea is African redbush tea, a decaffeinated reddish tea with a smoky flavor from South Africa. I get mine at Costco and I like it with milk. It's yummy cold (without milk) in the summer, too!

Coffee and Vanilla said...

Beautiful mugs and very interesting cookies... especially the one with curry and cardamoms... Would love to have some now with my red bush tea :)

Abigail (aka Mamatouille) said...

Thanks, Coffee and Vanilla! I haven't had time to try to replicate those curry and cardamom cookies, but I am craving them so badly!!!