My theme – I have selected a cookie for each day and a book that begins with the letter of the day. I also added a few fun facts about the cookie and/or its ingredients. In America, a cookie is described as a thin, sweet, usually small cake. By definition, a cookie can be any of a variety of hand-held, flour-based sweet cakes, either crisp or soft.
Lemon Cookies (Easy)
This Easy Lemon Cookie recipe only has five ingredients and the recipe was so easy I was able to come home, bake and plate them in the thirty minutes I had between chauffeur runs. I substituted pure lemon juice for the extract making them even yummier! Rolling them in the confectioners sugar was quite messy and most of it baked off. Next time I'll skip this step and apply the confectioners sugar after.
Fun Facts – California and Arizona produce approximately 95 percent of the U.S.lemon crop. The two major varieties of lemons are the Lisbon and the Eureka; they are so similar that even the experts can't always tell them apart! Lemon Tips: Roll a room temperature lemon on the counter a few times before juicing, fresh lemons add fragrance and color to a room, visual appeal to water and flavor to salads, veggies, and soups.
Book Buddy – The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
After four harrowing years on the Western Front, Tom Sherbourne returns to Australia and takes a job as the lighthouse keeper on Janus Rock, nearly half a day’s journey from the coast. To this isolated island, where the supply boat comes once a season and shore leaves are granted every other year at best, Tom brings a young, bold, and loving wife, Isabel. Years later, after two miscarriages and one stillbirth, the grieving Isabel hears a baby’s cries on the wind. A boat has washed up onshore carrying a dead man and a living baby.
I loved this book and I love lighthouses. Have you ever been to a lighthouse? Would you be willing to live in one?