{TWD} Heading to Taha’a

The market in Papeete

The market in Papeete

Today we are at sea on the way to Taha’a, which produces 80% of the vanilla grown in Tahiti. When we were here last year, before I started baking, I didn’t understand the importance of Tahitian vanilla beans. Now that I know, I’m going to stock up on {relatively} cheap vanilla.

Tahitian vanilla, YUM!

Tahitian vanilla, YUM!

Heather of Randomosity and the Girl chose Buttery Jam Cookies for this week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe.


I loved this recipe. It came together easily and required no refrigeration prior to baking. I used apricot jam and added candied ginger.


I made this cookie Thanksgiving weekend, along with the Linzer Sables and Grandma’s All-Occasion Sugar Cookies, prior to our vacation. I brought in a plate with all three cookies to work.


Because of my vacation and the holidays, my co-workers won’t see me or my baking for three weeks. My hope was that this plate of cookies was a good send-off.