Sugar Cane

Saccharum sp.
POACEAE, The grass family

Boy does the grass family cause a lot of trouble. And make us who we are right now: Corn (monoculture, destruction of the North American prairie and 10,000 years of topsoil, genetic modification, ethanol, Monarch butterfly decline, grillin’ out, high fructose corn syrup, corn bread, obesity, factory farming, tortillas, etc.), the American lawn (monoculture, American dream, croquet, suburbia, homogeny, pesticides, grass stains, noise and air pollution, draining aquifers), sugar cane (slave trade, rum, cavities, candy, my grandma, served up with a sugar rim, Palm beach cooler at Pambiche).

Anywho, try my sugar cookie recipe!


Azulejos Bolaches
Blue Tile Cookies

Make 1 batch of sugar cookie dough, I recommend the recipe in Betty Crocker Cookbook, 1978 edition.
Chill dough as directed. Roll out 1/8 inch thick and cut into large and small squares. Bake as directed and cool. Meanwhile, make icing with butter, milk and powdered sugar. Scoop 1/3 of it into a small bowl and mix in lots of blue food coloring. Frost the cooled cookies with the white frosting and let dry. Put the blue frosting into a ziplock bag with a tiny bit of the corner snipped off, or into a frosting bag with small writing tip attached.

Pipe the blue icing on to the cookies in pretty tile patterns. Inspiration here and here. Make a pot of tea, share with friends and enjoy the sugar high.

About Mulysa

I love my work as a landscape designer and artist. When I'm not planning homesteads or working in the studio, you'll find me hiking, photographing, gardening, baking, cooking vegetarian meals with friends, reading and working on sustainability issues...with my baby on my hip in Portland, Oregon.
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