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Pen Pals

gosh, i don't even know how to write this post. let me back-up... over the summer i finally met peggy from paul et paula. peggy is german, lives in sweden, has three gorgeous children, and we first met online when she started her blog right about the same time i started mine. over the years we have kept in touch sharing ideas, asking questions, etc. so it was great to finally meet her in the flesh over ice cream in brooklyn.

after that meeting we brainstormed some ideas and came up with a pen pal series where we would share tidbits about our lives, raising children in adopted cities, and we would do this by way of little packages. so being the super mom-super blogger that peggy is, she immediately sent me an amazing care package from her hometown berlin. it had a mini paper cityscape of the city, ampelmaennchen cookie cutters, among other goodies. unbelievably (well, these days believably)  the package got thrown out before i could really go through it and share it here with you! so anyway this is going to be a fun series and if you aren't reading paul et paul start now. more to come!

And here is an easy holiday cookie recipe from miss peggy in sweden:

225g butter (soft)
1 cup caster sugar
1½ teaspoons vanilla extract
3 cups plain flour
1 teaspoon bicarb soda (baking soda)
2 free range eggs (59g)

combine flour and baking soda (set aside). cream butter with sugar. mix  in vanilla and eggs. add dry mix. roll. cut. bake at 350 till golden. 

read p a u l  e t  p a u l a and my favorite gingerbread recipe is h e r e.

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