Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Cure it with a Cookie

Sometimes things are a bit too hard and a bit too overwhelming, and ther seems to be no reasonable way to get on with things as you should.

Sometimes you can't just sit around and wait, you can't sit around and cry, you can't sit around and think about something else.

On Sunday, life was all of that and more. Unable to sit and wait, unable to carry on as normal. Numb and jittery with coffee, I put on my apron and grabbed my biggest mixing bowl.

Sugar, butter, oats, flour, egg, fruit, nuts, vanilla.

Bake for 15 minutes.

A delicious perfume to fill the house, a warming sweetness to fill the tum. A sugary joy to comfort family, dampening sadness and bringing new conversation ("ooh, what's in it? Is it almonds? Where did you get the recipe?").

It's amazing, what a simple cookie can do for the soul. No photos as we've eaten them all, but imagine a bumpy mound of soft oatiness, topped with slightly burned raisins. Soul food!


  1. As my nan used to say, there is nothing in this earth so bad that cannot be put to one side for a cup of tea and a slice of cake.

    Can you tell I take after her?

    Hope all is well. x

  2. Cookies (and cake) cure a multitude of things, from the smallest to the largest. I'm glad your cookies soothed the soul for a while, they certainly sound delicious!

  3. I'm glad the cookies hit the spot and I hope you are feeling ok too.
    Lisa x