My in-laws are in town from Bogota, Colombia, so along with all the shopping and sightseeing, I've been trying to show off my kitchen skills. They've had my cooking before, but not since we moved to Berkeley.
Instead of the usual chocolate chip cookie or cranberry pie, I opted for a true taste of the bay with these crunchy little citrus bars. I used fresh lemons and oranges, walnuts from the farmers' market, local honey and agave nectar instead of sugar.
My tactics worked, and they were impressed – so much so that they ate them for breakfast as well. It always makes me happy when I try to make a dessert a bit healthier and my guests don't notice the difference. Just goes to show that there really is little need for white sugar when there are so many tastier substitutes available.