Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Color for the Kitchen---a Biscotti Container


At a church yard sale this spring, a very colorful ceramic container with a cute little snug-fitting top caught my eye.


It had the word "Biscotti" on it and bright pieces of painted on fruit festooned its entire surface.


When I saw the price sticker, I squinted my eyes to make sure it was right. 

One sweet dollar.


There is a tiny nick around the bottom, so big you can hardly see it. 

Maybe that accounted for the bargain price. 

It could not be passed-up and now sits on our kitchen counter.


Biscotti, by the way, is the Italian word for any kind of cookie.

 In the USA, however, biscotti is a specific cookie that is long, crunchy and twice baked.


They are great to dunk in a cup of hot coffee or cold milk!



Biscotti have a long shelf life and, as a result, were popular take-alongs for fishermen, sailors and soldiers.


They come in all kinds of flavors including triple chocolate and we've tried several of them.  

However, the original almond flavored ones are my faves.








How about you? Do you like biscotti?

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE FLAVOR OF BISCOTTI?

13 comments:

Kay K said...

Susan, I love biscotti the choclate and almond are so yummy !!
your jar is so pretty all the colors.
Thanks for stopping by my blog

Bookie said...

I have never had biscotti...always looked SO hard.

Jar is festive and bright! Will go very well in your kitchen!

Red Rose Alley said...

Hi Susan,
I've never tried biscotti, but have always wanted to. I heard they were yummy. The container you bought is perfect for them, so bright and pretty. I love splashes of color in the kitchen.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Joyful said...

It is a lovely biscotti container. I do like biscotti. My favourite is probably almond. There is a coffee shop across the street which also serves a delicious "chocolate bar".

diane.stetson said...

Pretty container but I do not care for biscotti at all...that's ok..each to his own taste right?

Chatty Crone said...

Okay my hubs loves biscotti - I'll take cookies and oh yeah the beautiful biscotti cookie jar - beautiful like you.
sandie

Ruth Kelly said...

Chocolate of course.

Donna said...

You have made me VERY hungry right now, Susan! I love any and ALL flavors! What a great biscotti jar you got - isn't it wonderful when you're in the right place at the right time?? Have a beautiful week... Donna

Linda O'Connell said...

Biscotti is yummy! Your jar is pretty; they sold them filled with biscotti at Sam's Club at Christmas for a lot more than a dollar. You got a deal.

Dee said...

I like Biscotti :) And I like your bargain cookie jar. The colors are lovely.

Mary said...

YES...I only recently discovered how good they are. I'm with you...almond. I am you newest follower and I invited my sis, Renea at SimpleSequins to come join, too. I enjoyed stopping by today. Mary

Mary said...

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