Thursday, December 8, 2011

In The Spirit of Kindness: Baking



The gift of sweets.

I have the most thoughtful neighbour. She has such an uncanny way of knowing when we would greatly appreciate her cooking. Sometimes it is because we are overloaded with work or overwhelmed with a long list of chores to do and behind on errands, or maybe just uninspired to cook that evening. Either which way, we always greatly appreciate when she gives us a call out of the blue and sends over something scrumptious for dinner!

This Christmas, while baking some wonderful treats, why not make a little extra and send it over to that new Mother next door who has her hands full with her new little one, or the elderly man down the road who lives alone, who would greatly appreciate the thoughtful gesture and something sweet this Christmas?

Images: 02 Coté Sud Déc/Jan 03 by I.Snitt | 01 by Peter Cassidy, Caffe Italia

21 comments:

  1. I always love it when a friend surprises me with their very own baked treats...it is a really beautiful thing to do for others.
    xxx

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  2. Those first cookies look amazing! Now, to find a recipe....

    xx Kathryn

    http://lacoquettedumode.wordpress.com/

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  3. You are just an angel, Sarah. Such a sweet idea.
    Teresa
    xoxo

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  4. Looks amazing!! Love the second photo :)

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  5. Beautiful and inspiring post. I love little cosy gestures like this that you can do at Christmastime...but which I believe you should try and do the whole year round!
    xxxx

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  6. Kathryn: If you click the book link in the credits, you will see the book that the pictures are from—overall, a really great book filled with recipes :)

    Apricots+Silk: So true!

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  7. Such a lovely idea, one our neighbours always brings us Christmas cookies, I think I should return the favour this year.

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  8. My mother always bakes delicious cookies and panetones for us.
    It˚s such a lovely tradition.
    Wish you a great weekend
    Tereza

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  9. Hi Sarah - how lovely, I wish I had a neighbour like that! My kids have got into baking now and so there has been a lot of Victoria Sponge kicking around...they have not yet branched into biscuits though... Looking forward to seeing what you write on Charlotta's Christmas post. Lou x

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  10. Lou: Sounds fun! Also, I loved your post on Charlotta's blog, x

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  11. I think you are very generous Lady miss Sarah Klassen.
    You're post on This is Glamorous is magical!

    Have a very nice weekend!
    Audreyx

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  12. just a quick thank you for all your lovely comments on my blog!

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  13. Hi Sarah ~

    What a lovely neighbor you have! I love to bake and wish wish wish it wouldn't show up on my hips if I baked as much as I'd really like! ;) A good suggestion for baking for others ... we often don't really even think of it. I so enjoyed reading your comments today, Sarah ... I just tweeted you with links to resonses to each of those blog comments. So appreciative that you're going to link the post on Monday ... I'll be sure to check it out! xoxo

    Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou
    http://oohlafroufrou.blogspot.com

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  14. Yummy.... yes baking treats on these holidays is a great little gift for your neighbours - we always do it during xmas and easter. And my mother used to (not enough these days), always exchange biscuits and breads with the old ladies around her neighbourhood for years! It was always so delicious....
    Helen:)

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  15. What a lovely idea....I totally agree with you that this is the perfect gift, such a thoughtful one.

    I have a German friend at school who bakes wonderful things....and another friend who brought a warm loaf, an "extra one" just for me. There's something so lovely and nurturing about giving food.

    Am loving your December posts :)

    Thanks so much for your kind comment yesterday XX

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  16. Just baked fudge for my neighbors, but managed to eat waaaay too much myself!!

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  17. Now this is something I love to do. I love baking, but more specifically, I love sharing my baking with others. This year, I'm planning on giving rose-flavoured shortbread.

    Andrea x

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  18. Simone: you are lucky—what a kind friend you have! x

    Andrea: I have never tried rose-flavored shortbread but it sounds amazing!

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  19. I'd really love to have a neighbour like that, lucky you! Mine accuses me of damaging his walls by hammering tiny nails on my side of the wall to hang a few pictures ;-)
    But last birthday I got gourmet lunch prepared by my friend who is such a great cook, so I guess it's not that bad.
    Have a great day, Sarah!
    xoxo

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  20. That second one looks amazing!! I could eat all of it right now!! :D

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