|Butternut snap cookies|
Food Diary (January 19, 2012)
Breakfast: Rolled oats with kiwi fruit, sunflower seeds and flax seeds
Lunch: Rice and beans
Dinner: Potato, onion and sausage stew
Baking/sweets: Butternut snap cookies
Butternut snap cookies were invented in Australia, I think. Unlike ANZAC Cookies and pavlova whose origin is disputed it seems the case for butternuts is fairly clear cut.
Butternut snap cookies get their name from butter and coconut. They are similar to ANZAC Cookies except butternuts contain eggs and don’t contain rolled oats. They are lighter. Even though its called butternut, very little butter is used but the butter taste is present for sure. I haven’t had the original butternut snaps for a long time so I cannot compare the taste. But these are delicious. If I had to choose between butternut snaps and ANZAC I would choose both. The recipe is available here.
Before I move on, I want to share a little story about kiwifruits. In New Zealand, fruits and veges are extremely cheap or even free when they are in abundance. Sometimes there would be a heap on the side of the road that anyone can take, as much as they want. I was in a supermarket with a friend and we saw kiwifruits selling for 1 New Zealand cent a kilogram. That’s about 0.8 US cents. We rubbed our hands in glee and proceeded to take our time to select the finest specimen. We had time on our hands, and unfortunately that was the only thing we had. We had a good laugh at the checkout when we realized none of us had any money, not even a few cents. The ones I bought yesterday caught a little bit more, unfortunately.
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Today’s Favourite Blog
Northern Peruvians had been eating popcorn 1,000 years earlier than previously thought. Researchers say corncobs found at an ancient site in Peru suggest that the inhabitants used them for making flour and popcorn. The oldest corncobs they found dated from 4700BC. But they didn't have it while watching movies, which is not quite the same I suppose.