Winter Is Still Here

Posted by on Jan 22, 2015 in Featured, Notes from Lucy | 0 comments

Winter Is Still Here

Dear Friends, The tree is down, the rug has been vacuumed of all residual pine needles, the mittens and hats are lined up with the boots, sweaters, coats, vests and scarves, and REAL winter has begun, at least here in New Hampshire. But the memory of Christmas is still fresh in my mind, sweet in my mouth. This past Christmas, I decided to make myself some little cookie stamps with which I could press out the words JOY! or LOVE. I wanted to be able to send people Love and Joy for Christmas. I had a ball. After mailing treats to everyone I...

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Winter is Here

Posted by on Nov 26, 2014 in Featured, Notes from Lucy | 2 comments

Winter is Here

Dear Friends, Well, the election is over, I am no longer going door to door asking people to vote for me, and life is returning to a saner pace. I did not win, by the way, but I came awfully close. I have every intention of being more effective outside of the New Hampshire State Legislature than I probably would have been within it. My next project, and one with which you can all help, is to get the message to both parties that America is sick to death of negativity. No more attack ads! We want to hear what the parties are FOR, not what...

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Nutella Shortbread

Posted by on Nov 26, 2014 in Recipes | 0 comments

Nutella Shortbread

From: Meghan Prestidge, owner of Concord Cookware This is the story and idea from my son that has led to a family favorite! The pan we use is the British Isle design and it was in the store during the holiday season 2 years ago. The box was destroyed during shipping, but the pan was fine. So we used it for display in our window. Finally, after the Christmas holiday rush, I decided to take it home and try it out. My son, Henry and I decided to make the shortbread for Valentines Day instead of buying chocolate. As we were looking through...

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Summertime and feeling Groovy

Posted by on Jul 29, 2014 in Featured, Notes from Lucy | 0 comments

Summertime and feeling Groovy

Yes, I know that my blog has been woefully out of date, with no news for a very long time. I have been up to my eyeballs lately, and somehow I never seemed to sit down long enough to write.

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New Shortbread Pan – Rose Window

Posted by on Feb 13, 2014 in Featured, Latest Designs, Notes from Lucy | 2 comments

New Shortbread Pan – Rose Window

(I just posted the following over on Shortbreadpan.com. Never one to waste anything I am posting it here as well. ~ Lucy) Though I had studied art history extensively and always found myself drawn to the simpler, more austere paintings and architecture, I found myself falling head over heels in love with Gothic cathedrals the first time I went to France when I was 20. That was a very long time ago, but those buildings and the incredible light that danced through the brilliant Rose Windows high up in the grey walls have stayed with me. Fast...

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A New Shortbread For Cookie Stamps Is Born!

Posted by on Feb 10, 2014 in Featured, Notes from Lucy, Recipes | 4 comments

A New Shortbread For Cookie Stamps Is Born!

A friend of mine from Beijing was all excited this year because her aging parents were coming to visit her from China for the Chinese New Year. She hadn’t seen them for ages, and she was putting together a big celebration. Since I had started making Brown Bag Cookie Molds in 1983 because I had fallen in love with carp shaped cookies I had seen in a shop window in Boston’s China Town around the New Year, I decided to make almond “Good Luck Fish” from my very first mold. I wanted to make almond shortbread Fish, but I had never had...

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