Friday, December 28, 2012

Christmas trip restaurant nanoreviews

Zambra (Ashville): two smiley faces. Good, creative tapas and cocktails, nice wine list, good service (particularly considering the size of our group), nice atmosphere.

Four Sisters (Falls Church): two smiley faces. Good Vietnamese food. Packed at lunchtime. Service ok. Atmosphere ok.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

This year's Christmas cookies

  1. Andrea's Schokomakronen (recipe here:
  2. Zimtsterne (from Kaltenbach, recipe here: . I, once again, forgot to reserve any egg whites to top them with)
  3. Basler Brunsli (from Kaltenbach)
  4. Honig Lebkuchen (from Kaltenbach)
They all turned out well; the Lebkuchen were a real surprise and should definitely be made again.