Let's just say, between Pepper and the neighbourhood feline mob, the little plant didn't stand a chance and was obliterated in mere hours. There was not even a trace of it the following day. I am sure going to miss Pepper and her luxurious cameos in my cooking videos. So farewell to Toronto, Victor Avenue, and my dear beloved housemates. I will miss your company, your outstanding cooking, and your cat.
Here are the cookies I made today to feel the sweet comfort of home in a new place.
Honey Lemon Spelt Shortbread Cookies
1 cup butter
2 cups spelt flour
1/2 cup sugar
3 tbsp honey
1 1/2 tbsp lemon rind
3 tbsp finely chopped candied lemon peel (optional)
Cream the butter, sugar, and honey. Add grated rind and candied peels. Mix in flour until you get a soft dough. Pat down into a flat circle and refrigerate for 20 to 30 minutes. Roll out using a rolling pin and cut into shapes. Bake for about 10 minutes at 375 F putting a rack on the top third of your oven so the cookies don't burn on the bottom. They should be lightly golden on top.