|#Irene Chocolate Mousse Cookies with Peanut Butter Filling|
This has not been a year for rain in due season.
Indeed, there’s been too much rain in places, not enough in others.
Abby Dodge, #BakeTogether’s organizer, was among thousands of folks inundated by rain and wind from Hurricane Irene. The storm worked its way up the eastern coast and dumped on New England.
While holed up, she announced these Double Chocolate Mousse Cookies for September’s #BakeTogether event.
As New England and other parts of the country battled water damage and mildew, other parts have hoped for rain. The South and Southwest have suffered under prolonged drought caused by the La Nina weather system.
Many crops have failed, among them peanuts. A shortage is imminent and peanut butter prices will rise. Part of the peanut shortage is due to crop failure from bad weather. The other reason is economics. Some farmers didn’t plant peanuts this year, opting instead to grow cotton whose prices were attractively high.