March 18, 2011


I took this photo when Olivia was 4 years old. She is standing on her bed. This is the icon of her patron saint, who is remembered on March 5 (which is March 18, new St. Oliva is an early Christian martyr whose relics are in Brescia, Italy in the church of St. Afra.

She chose a few girls from church to invite over later on today...we will have sorbet and these cookies together to celebrate.

Pineapple coconut drops

9 oz. crushed pineapple (and juice)
1 c. oil
1 1/2 c. sugar
3 1/2 c. flour
1/2 t. salt
1/4 t. nutmeg
1 t. baking soda
1 c. coconut

Mix together the pineapple, oil and sugar, then add the dry ingredients (mixed together well first, no one wants a clump of baking soda! I've done it before in haste...ew!). Chill dough for 1 hour (I usually omit this part). Drop on baking sheet (lined with parchment paper for ease, if desired) and bake for 10 minutes at 400'F.


Wendy said...

So sweet (your daughter - but the cookies sound "sweet" too!)
Martha, can you please share with me where you found the icon of St. Olivia? My newest god-daughter is Olivia and we couldn't find an icon of her anywhere!!

Michelle M. said...

Happy Namesday to Olivia!

Mimi said...

Happy Name's Day to Olivia! Many Years!
I didn't know about St. Olivia, thank you.
Such an adorable photo!

elizabeth said...

many years to her!!

lovely and beautiful picture!

Erica-Rose said...

your little girl is adorable and those cookies sound fantastic. how did they turn out?

Allison said...

Mmm...pineapple cookies sound delicious! What a great way to celebrate your daughter's name day.

Matushka said...

Many years to Olivia! Hope her day was good!