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Thoughts on World Peace

Posted 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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