Tuesday, October 16, 2007


"And Noah began to be a husbandman,
and he planted a vineyard."

~ Genesis 9:20

~ Harvest time at Chateau Chantal
(Old Mission Peninsula - Traverse City)

(Marcy Goldman)
~ Delicious cookies served at breakfast (including the shared recipe)
1 cup dried tart cherries
1/3 cup cherry liqueur
Line 2 baking sheets wit parchment paper. Plump dried cherries by covering with boiling water, drain well and toss with cherry liqueur and let sit for a couple of hours or even better overnight. Drain well before adding to cookie mixture.
1/2 cup (room temp) unsalted butter
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. almond extract
1/4 tsp. salt
1 1/2 cups flour
3/4 cup coarsely chopped white chocolate
1/2 cup coarsely chopped semi-sweet chocolate
1/2 cup coarsely chopped Macadamia nuts (optional)
  • Cream butter with sugars, blend in egg, vanilla and almond extract. Fold i salt, baking soda and flour. Fold in cherries, chocolates, and nuts. Batter should be soft.
  • Drop generous spoonful on baking sheet. Bake until lightly browned around edges 12-14 minutes. (2 1/2 dozen)


Gardeners Know All the Dirt said...

Joey, you are amazing. You must constantly think about "framing" everything that your eye sees. I enjoy your site and admire the beautiful approach that you have for photography. I bet that your site would translate into a beautiful book showcasing Michigan.
Thanks for pouring yourself into your work.

Digital Flower Pictures said...

You have really been posting some interesting and beautiful photos!

joey said...

How very kind, manewman ...

I do love Michigan and am often teased about looking at life through the lens of a camera, my constant companion away from home as well as in my huge perennial garden. Happy to know my passion translates through my work. A photo book would be fun! Have spent years 'tweaking' a seasonal cookbook, and editing my novel, DIARY OF A HO-HUM HOUSEWIFE, with another (1/3 written novel) waiting in the wings ... both set in Michigan. Thanks for stopping by.

Northern Michigan Wine Country is indeed photogenic, Digital Flower ...

a 'must visit' each early autumn. Thank you. You also have posted many 'fetching' photos!

Christa said...

Gorgeous photos. And those cookies sound divine!

joey said...

Those cookies are indeed divine, Christa. I was delighted when they served them with breakfast and were kind enough to share the recipe. Thanks for the kind words and stopping by. Love your site ... one of my favorite haunts!

Catherine said...

Hi Joey,
Your vineyard mosaic photo collages are Glorious! You take the most beautiful pictures!! And the Cherry Garcia cookies sound scrumptious!!
Your site is alway's a double treat..a treat for the eye's, and the taste bud's!! :)