I had my foot surgery on Tuesday and all is well. :-) It's nice to have the surgery part over with.
Now for the recovery......six weeks is a long time, but I know it will go by quickly. I have to stay in bed with my foot propped up for 8 more days. I figured while I'm doing that, and I have my netbook here to be on the internet, I might as well show you a few cookie pics from the Ukraine. :-)
I had the opportunity to buy some cookies at the local market one day. Here is a sugar cookie they offered. It had a bit of jam in the middle and sugar all over the top. It was rather bland tasting to me, but it was fun to experience a sugar cookie Ukrainian style.
We had a tea party for the elderly where we offered them cakes, cookies, fruit and candy. Wow....what a big sugar feast. The cakes in the Ukraine are really different than what we are use to. They have fruit filling or various other flavored fillings. Each cake is a unique combination of it's own. There was a type of cheese cake that was pretty yummy......but I thought it interesting that it was not refrigerated. Then there was one cake that had jello pieces in the filling part. Very interesting. I loved the variety of cookies they offered. They had lots of kinds and I enjoyed them all (I am cookie crazie, remember?). We had plates and plates of all these desserts and what the people didn't eat (and trust me, they ate a lot, because they don't ordinarly get these kinds of treats) they took home the leftovers in little plastic bags. It made me realize once again, how spoiled we Americans really are.
Finally, here's a pic of the boxes of cookies offered in the grocery store. You can buy a full box of them, which is quite a lot of cookies, or in this store, you could buy individual cookies. My favorite cookie was this pastry type cookie with lots of layers. Yum!
That's all for now. I don't have any more cookie pics to offer until I start decorating in mid-to-late September......so it will be a while until I have something to offer this blog. Hopefully I can come up with lots of great ideas for fall and winter cookies while I sit here. =)