Did not really feel like making Easter cookies this year. With all that is going on around the world it really starts to affect me. And not so much the fact that we have to stay in all the time but I miss a caress and a hug. As a person I am quite tactile so...
But i got a message from my friend Afroditi and she asked me for an Easter Cookie recipe that I could have for the girl svouts of Greece. And to that I agreed at once. Of course I have a recipe for that. My mother's recipe that I had not uploaded here yet so...
I wanted to change it a bit though... Make it a bit more modern... And I did, added a lot of colour.. I thought to make them red to suite the Easter eggs and craziness, the revolution, Crist's blood.
And I had some music on.. I had downloaded some Laurie Anderson tunes and it started with a favorite of mine:
"Hey little darlin,
I'm comin' your way little darlin
And I'll be there
Just as soon as I'm all straightened out
Yeah just as soon as I'm perfect"
And then came:
"When my father died we put him in the ground When my father died it was like a whole library burned down World without end remember me"
And I continued making cookies and added even more red dye..
And i remembered when i was a kid, must have been around 10. At times I would get to bed and as I was just laying there I had something like an impending doom crashing me.. I felt it coming.. "It" begins, I thought to myself and I was overwhelmed. A sadness, a feeling of helplessness. After a few minutes it would pass. Who knows what was going through my mind..
And then another favourite came up:
That reminded me of what we are doing now that we are in the house.. And as we cannot be with others we call friends on the phone and we say: Hey, hi, how are you? Stick it out, bye now.. and we promise that when all of this is over we will get together and have a drink and chat.
And of course we will not meet up, just like we did not meet up all the previous months.
At the time I put the first sheet of cookies in the oven and unfortunately the temp was too high and my cookies turned brown instead of red... brown like dust..
And fortunately the song was over to be followed by Strange Angels:
"Well it was one of those days larger than life
When your friends came to dinner
And they stayed the night
And then they cleaned out the refrigerator -
They ate everything in sight
And then they stayed up in the living room
And they cried all night"
And we will have that as well! Right Andonis, Thimios, Hellen?
And then there is this other magical verse:
"Strange angels - singing just for me
Old Stories - they're haunting me
Big changes are coming
Here they come
Here they come."
And the next tray came out perfect. Pink almost and kids like. The intense of the red gave way to the beautiful pink... Changes are on to us.. But they will not be pink...
Have a good day and Happy Easter...