I spent this
weekend camping in North Cascades National Park and rafting down
the Skagit River in northern Washington. What an
One member of our party was an
Englishwoman working as an au pair in Seattle. Now, this young lady
loved her desserts, so she’d definitely have loved gourmet cookies
and fudge brownies
from Fairytale Brownies.
That said, she may have had
trouble ordering them – even if we had found an Internet connection
out in the wilderness.
As Irish writer George Bernard
Shaw once said, “England and America are two countries divided by a
common language.” This woman, like her English countrymen, have got
their cookies and brownies all mixed up with their biscuits and
If you’re unclear where our two
nations stand, here’s a rundown:
In England, a biscuit is a small
baked product that an American would probably refer to either as a
cookie (if it was sweet) or a cracker (if it was
In England, the word cookie is
used only to describe a chocolate chip cookie....