December 2009 - Archive



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This recipe could be used as part of a 12-course meal known in Polish as Wigilia, or on its own. Wigilia is eaten after sundown on Christmas Eve.

Makes 2 lbs


  • 1 lb blanched almonds, finely ground
  • 1 lb powdered sugar (confectioner's sugar)
  • 2 Tbsp orange water or rose water (Can be obtained from your local drugstore)
  • food colouring and decorations


  1. Combine ground almonds, sugar and flavouring in a saucepan. Cook until mixture leaves side of pan.
  2. Roll almond mixture on a flat surface to a 1/2 -inch thickness. Cut into shapes, mold, paint with food colouring, decorate, etc.
  3. Place on wax paper to dry for 2 hours.

Difficulty: easy.

Time: 1/2 hour plus time to decorate.

Precision: Approximate measurement OK.

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"I just wanted to drop you a quick note to thank you for helping us successfuly implement our 2009 Sleigh-Ready Process Improvement Initiative here at the North Pole. As you know, speed and accuracy have always presented unique challenges in creating and twice-checking Santa's official Naughty & Nice List. This year everything went off smoothly and without a hitch, now that we've deployed the Thunderstone Texis Catalog Solution. Your eCommerce Search Engine easily handled all our important search parameters, including rapidly-changing information from that formerly troublesome Coal-Lump-Recipient Database. Thanks again for your awesome, customer-centric approach to helping us make the season bright."

Lead Knowledge Architect
& Personal Assistant to the Chief Elf
Distribution Center at Santa's Workshop

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