cindy graciously asked me to participate in Wellfed.net, a new foodblog network. from this point on, you may refer to me as the candy librarian! a simple email message to the candy librarian and all of your candy mysteries will be solved!
yes, i gave up sugar for a year but that was ages ago and i think it makes me a better sugar consumer.
and look, i've already gotten some perks!* writing about the history of candy canes, i referred to a brilliant video clip of anna's dad and granddad making pulled sugar candy from scratch! anna was nice enough to send me a real live sample, featured here. who needs crack when you have a tin of assorted pure sugar (plus a hint of flavoring) homemade candies? these candies are soft, like after dinner mints, not hard like rock candy. in fact, as i type, the unflavored piece is literally crumbling and melting in my mouth. it's divine. the sugar is sweet, yes, as it's the only ingredient, yet it is somehow subtle and soft. i can't explain it. all i can say is that if i eat one more piece tonight (this is piece number two), i might be too blitzed out on sugar to make it to my bed.
*payola encouraged! will write up any topic of interest in exchange for candy!**
notes on notes:
**per the request of my editor, i would like to clarify that i am not really at all accepting any form of bribes, be they cash, candy or all-expenses paid golfing trips to scotland.