Much has happened since my last post! I played a monster solo recital last week, featuring a program that was the musical equivalent of an ironman triathlon. My wonderful mother flew into town for the occasion, and I was delighted that she could share in the big night and visit with all of my friends. Mom made the most delectable Lavender Shortbread Cookies for the post-recital reception, and it is my pleasure to share these little beauties with you today.
My post-recital parties are usually fairly simple affairs, usually with a few beautiful cheeses, olives and grapes set out alongside some wine. But Mom wanted to make these lavender cookies that my Aunt Barbara had baked on a recent visit, and I certainly wasn’t going to say no.
Mom and I have a long history of planning post-recital parties together. In fact, I got my start in the kitchen because of the parties Mom threw for her piano students after their monthly class recitals. I remember marching into the kitchen during one of her pre-recital baking flurries when I was six years old, announcing that I needed to learn how to bake and that I would help her get ready for her party the next day.