chocolate dipped almond cookies (pain d'amande)

chocolate dipped almond cookies (pain d'amande)

These cookies are the epitome of simple done really, really well. They’re crisp, crunchy, nutty, and have just a touch of cinnamon for warmth. Make these cookies as is, for a delicately crisp tea cookie, or dress them up with dark chocolate, orange zest, and extra cinnamon for a holiday twist.

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kale and brussels sprout salad with pecorino and almonds

 kale and brussels sprout salad with pecorino and almonds

This is a salad of raw and thinly sliced kale and brussels sprouts. The vegetables are doused in olive oil, lemon juice, white balsamic vinegar and a touch of dijon, then tossed with crunchy fried almonds and pecorino cheese. It’s filling, sturdy and most importantly, very flexible to make.

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