Friday, May 31, 2013

Foodie- Focus on Life Week 22

“In France, cooking is a serious art form and a national sport.”
― Julia Child


Well, I don't have a lot to say about the Focus on Life prompt this week- foodie. I started this journey with the blackberries in my back yard, made my favorite tahini- oat cookies, took a little unplanned walk by a food pantry, found a foodie mural and even had a bit of pizza and pepperoncini.Want to see more fun food? Start at Sally's blog!




I don't have a real recipe for those cookies, but here's the list of ingredients. These cookies really remind me of halva. We used to make something very similar when I worked at a natural foods bakery. I always made these and ruggelah. You could tell who the baker of the day was by looking to see what was available! None of this- tahini-oat cookies on Mondays business, it was pretty well catch as catch can!  One day I will try these with 1/2 tahini and 1/2 almond butter. I can practically taste them already!
 Here's the list of ingredients for about 12-15 cookies: 
1/3 cup tahini 
1/2 cup honey, 
1 t. salt, 
1/2 cup finely chopped nuts or sunflower seeds
1 1/3 cups oats
Mix up the wet stuff, add the dry stuff.
Add an extra T. or so of tahini if it seems too dry.
Put on greased baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees (or a little less) until the bottom gets a little bit brown 
( I didn't pay attention to how long- 12-18 minutes????)
Let cool. Put in the freezer for 5 minutes if they're stuck to the pan and they should come right off. Eat!



16 comments:

Sally Russick said...

Oh my! I want to lick the photo of the pizza! And those cookies look amazing!!!

LoriF said...

LOVE those peperoncini peppers...dont' know what it is about them. Those blackberries look WONderful! I tried to buy some fresh fruit tonight at the grocers, but said "No" to cherries at $6. I'm still kind of regretting it LOL.

Marlene Cupo said...

Oh my blackberry cookies. Never thought of using them but I SURE WILL now!

Patty Woodland said...

That pizza looks sooooo good.

Ema Kilroy said...

Tahini cookies sound interesting. I'll be googling that for sure, unless you care to share your recipe. I think I'm hungry because that pizza is looking pretty good too.

Mary K. McGraw said...

Really like the picture of the blackberries from your backyard. Yummy.

Adrienne said...

Great post with all the different views of food.

The Cabby Crafter said...

yum yum pizza... straight to my hips, haha. - michelle #15 this week

Islandgirl said...

I like blackberries wish we had some of those and some raspberries growing here!

Alice said...

Those cookies look yummy!!! I love that you shared all the food related things you saw on your walk. Fun!

Tamara said...

Cookies look delicious along with the pizza!

Diana Taylor said...

I love the photo of the blackberries - what a lovely range of colours they are. The oat cookies look extremely tasty, and you've now got me yearning for flapjack!

Shel said...

I can just smell this pizza! Those blackberries and the cookies look so very tatsty!! Yummy, Yummy!!

glassbead, isinglass design said...

Ema- gonna go edit that and include the ingredients. I've lost the real recipe, though.

Beti Horvath said...

Love your choices! Good thing i'm not hungry...oh, wait, Now I am!

Janet Bocciardi said...

They look kind of like oatmeal cookies, one of my favorites. They look delish. Along with the berries!