Thoughts on World Peace

July 24, 2009


Friends, I am tired.  We are coming up on the tail end of a brutal travel schedule that my husband has been on.  It looked a little something like this:

6/20 – 6/25 Cannes (yes, that Cannes)
6/26 – 7/5 Bethany, DE
7/6 – 7/10 New York
7/13 – 7/15 Chicago
7/20 – 7/25 Atlanta

Now, aside from the family trip to Delaware, all of these were business trips and all of these weeks, in case you haven’t noticed, were back to back.  He has been home on the weekends but weekends, in case you haven’t noticed, go by fast.  I have been holding down the home front and I have to say, I am exhausted.

Fortunately, Randy comes home tonight and I have something big to look forward to tomorrow.  My friend Jen is hosting another yoga retreat at her incredible studio on Bainbridge Island, and I am catering the lunch.  This time, barring any family appendicitis attacks, I get to take part.   (By the way, Jen has an amazing new website.   Check it out here.  Isn’t she gorgeous?)

I’d like to be witty here and talk about these World Peace cookies I made for the retreat, but it’s just not going to happen today.  I will tell you that this is a Dorie Greenspan recipe and it was originally called something else.  Apparently a neighbor of hers thought the cookies were so good, they could contribute to World Peace, and so she re-named them.  World Peace?  I don’t know.  They are good cookies.  Very chocolate-y and just enough salt to make them interesting.  They have a nice sandy texture and if you use good cocoa and good chocolate, they might even be great.  How about I just leave it at that.

Somewhere tucked away in a box, I have Paris Sweets, the cookbook where this recipe was first published.  I may never find it, so I used the recipe you can find here from Smitten Kitchen.

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  1. I remember your previous yoga retreat post and the island looked amazing. LOVE the cookie pic :)

    Comment by veggiebelly — July 25, 2009 @ 4:09 am

  2. I did made them, last year, and did not really like them. Don’t remember why. I really like your cookie picture. I’m alone with the kids 3 weeks out of 6 because my husband works outside of the country. So I know what you are thru. Hope you have a good weekend.

    Comment by Hélène — July 25, 2009 @ 4:31 am

  3. Hey, You were supposed to call me when you got to NYC, I was going to show you around the town…..maybe next time!
    Slow down, you move too fast……

    Comment by Stacey Snacks — July 25, 2009 @ 6:37 pm

  4. I am always reading about these, so why can’t I get excited about them? (Because they LOOK really good.) I think it’s that people always refer to their ‘sandy’ texture, and for some reason a sandy texture just doesn’t appeal to me. I may just have to make these once and for all and find out about this so-called sandiness…

    Comment by Hilary — July 25, 2009 @ 8:15 pm

  5. i have made those cookies! they were a huge hit amongst friends. Your friends site is beautiful. Wish I lived closer, I would definitely be there for teh yoga and yummy lunch!

    Comment by Sprouted Kitchen — July 26, 2009 @ 3:32 pm

  6. Have fun on your retreat! I have only been on one, but it was fab!

    Comment by Jacqueline — July 26, 2009 @ 3:38 pm

  7. happy birthday! i can’t wait to see and read about the things you do in the coming year!

    Comment by kelly — July 26, 2009 @ 9:40 pm

  8. Mmm those cookies look good. I made them a while ago and thought they were pretty good but not my favourite chocolate chocolate cookie.

    Comment by Ashley — July 28, 2009 @ 2:56 pm

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