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March 18, 2011

Namesday...

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 calendar...today). 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.

7 comments:

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!