61 thoughts on “Cherry Saturday, June 8, 2019

  1. Yesterday was National Donut Day though. We got three different kinds to celebrate. To be thorough, you see. Respecting the day. *solemn nod*

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  2. I bought and ate half of a Cadbury lunch bar. It’s part of a win-a-car competition thing. I’ve decided to win at many things, but to do so I need to enter. 😉 This one was just frivolous.

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    1. How do you feel about Trader Joe’s brandy beans? They are more easily accessible (and also dark chocolate).

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    1. When I was a little girl my father would take me on errands with him. On the way home he would buy a York Peppermint Patty and break it in two and give me half. And we would eat it together. I love York Peppermint Pattys.

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    2. My husband knows I like York peppermint patties, so four years ago he bought me this ginormous bag of minis. I’m still taking them one at a time from our freezer. Frozen mint patties – yum.

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  3. I just discovered mini Heath bars. They’re like an inch by half an inch, tiny, tiny, but so good. And that way I don’t kill myself, because those suckers are pure sugar.

    I’m also liking the soft peppermints that Nita eats all the way through the book. They start out hard (kinda) but you can bite through them easily and they pretty much melt in your mouth, so not like hard candy at all.

    And then for when I just need a shot of chocolate, the mini milk chocolate Dove pieces.

    I’m bummed about missing doughnut day, though. Argh.

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      1. No, no, you don’t eat just one. But the number you’d have to eat to make a whole regular Heath bar is so shaming that I think you still do better control-wise with the minis.

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  4. I made banana bread last weekend from a $1.00 bag of very brown bananas. It was good, but never did rise that well. This morning I checked the date on the bottom of the can, which recommended that I use the contents before October of 2004. :\

    At least I found myself reassured that it wasn’t something my mother had purchased in the 60’s — I have a feeling there are some things in the baking cabinet that might date back that far. Still, I was really cheered to find that you can compost baking powder! Which I promptly did, and bought some more during my grocery visit.

    I’m in the market for more bargain bananas now. 🙂

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    1. Baking Powder- 2 parts cream of tartar 1 part baking soda 1 part cornstrach. I gave up on the cans because mine was always expired before I could get half way through a small can. And I always have the 3 ingredients on hand.
      No candy; I’ll be substitute frozen brownies.

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    2. Have you tried Cook’s Illustrated Banana Bread recipe? I’m not a huge banana bread fan, but it was very banana-y and pretty good. Worth the effort. 🙂

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      1. Wow. That sounds better than the recipe I used! I wondered about the advisability of adding some vanilla, and ended up not doing so. I’m going to try that one! Thanks so much!

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  5. I was going to wax indignant (I have a small can of Indigna-wax) over the absurdity of a candy day for diabetics and obesity conscious ‘Mericuns… but I have committed the sin of candy over 20,000 times over the course of my life, and neither diabetes nor the heart condition have stopped me, just made my sins more deliberate.

    Thank God for Russell Stover Sugar Free Candy. I’ve a Rubbermaid container full of the Dark Chocolate Assortment, and another of hard candies. Also, do Snickers Ice Cream bars count? They definitely aren’t sugar free, but the Dollar General I pass on the way to work carries them, see, and sometimes I’m weaker than others.

    Maybe I should just count the blessing of being able to remember all those pounds and years and tasty, tasty sins of chocolate and candy shells and caramel and nougat.

    Happy Candy Day!

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  6. According to Sandra Boynton, it’s also Best Friends Day. Which seems appropriate for this community of virtual best friends.

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      1. We talk about books, crafts, happiness, families, food, sympathize when tragedy strikes, rejoice when good things happen, … seems like best friends to me .

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  7. I must have known subconsciously what day it was because I stopped for groceries on my way home from work and picked up a bag of Dove dark chocolate mini bars.

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  8. Every time I’m at CVS to pick up a prescription I go through the candy aisle to get to the pharmicist. When I am asked if I need any help I always say I’m browsing. Lately I have had my eye on a Chunky bar but I may have to settle for chocolate covered raisins.

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  9. Mmmm. The Dove dark chocolate treasures. I can actually leave these red foil wrapped goodies out in a candy dish. Inexplicably enough, the littles don’t like dark chocolate. More for me. <:)

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  10. Had far too sweet a lunch, by mistake. Am just about recovered, ready to face a tiny box of chocolates that arrived the other day as part of a belated birthday present.

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  11. I love Reese’s Pieces. Sometimes, I mix them with M&M’s…. so you never know what flavor you are going to get. Drives my best friend nuts. But it’s my candy. 🙂 Sometimes, it’s the only way I can get through the day at work.

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    1. You’d probably love Revels, chocolate coated candy with different centres, for the surprise. I stopped eating them after they changed the peanuts for raisins, but they have toffee, malteaser, orange creme.

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      1. I like the idea of the toffee and the malteaser (had to Google that), but no on the orange creme. I will keep an eye out for them. 🙂

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    2. I am allergic to M&M’s, believe it or not. (And probably Reese’s Pieces, since it is the food coloring that makes my mouth blister.) Luckily, I can live without them.

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  12. And a question: On Wednesday’s picture… where was that from? I *love* the lady in the middle… she looks like she has had ENOUGH… and someone will regret taking this picture. 🙂 And the lady beside her? Is that Alice Roosevelt? If it isn’t, it should be. 🙂

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    1. I just snagged it off the net.
      You can do a picture search in Google. Go to the image page, hit the little black camera in the search box, and drag the pic into the search box. It should show you all copies on the net. Or at least all of them that google can find.

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      1. Cool enough! I love learning new tricks. Thank you. Also: the pic is by Lewis Hine, a photographer who documented child labor with his pictures.

        “Through his photographs, Hine was able to inspire social change. His photos documenting the horrid conditions under which children were employed, made real the plight of these children. This led to the passage of child labor laws.”

        This picture is titled: 1908 Adolescent Girls from Bibb Manufacturing Co., Macon, Georgia. So I guess not Alice Roosevelt. 🙂

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  13. For some of us, every day is candy day. And if I have a decent thermometer, I am not afraid to make my own. But in order to keep my much admired doctor speaking to me, I will only participate in spirit.

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  15. Ah. I ate an entire box of Milk Duds while trapped in the movie theater watching Secret Life of Pets 2. I’m sure it’s a perfectly adequate kids movie, but I found it Meh. I ate the milk duds and half of my movie partners popcorn. She wasn’t too upset as she had swedish fish and soda.

    She is eleven and was pretty Meh about the movie too.

    I like my children’s movies with a little more sophistication.

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  16. Candy, *sigh,* how I remember. Snickers were my downfall, also jelly beans and any type of Halloween pure sugar candy. And fudge, of course fudge, preferably nutty and marshmallowy for choice. Really, a high quality Rocky Road. Easy to eschew fudge as most is not well made. The boy next door, now in college, badly makes (gag) artificial mint nut-free fudge each Christmas and personally delivers the sludge pile to neighbors and friends. We gracefully accept, of course and write a pleasant thank-you note while figuring out the best way to toss. It’s our holiday tradition, and don’t we all need them.

    If absolutely determined to sin, it’s a Payday bar for me because all that peanut fiber redeems the sugar. I swear.

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    1. Frozen Snickers used to be my downfall, definitely during pregnancy, and then they came out with Snickers Ice Cream bars and now I can’t buy them because I’ll eat my way through the box in two days. They have minis which helps a little but still . . . two days.

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      1. me too. damn frozen Snickers. I have some in my freezer now. I don’t eat grain or potatoes, but I let myself each frozen Snickers and Hershey’s chocolate with almonds. Bad Kate.

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        1. This discussion reminded me that I have two a Snickers Ice Cream Bar in my freezer. Coincidentally, I am wearing my “I Am A Card Carrying Chocoholic” t-shirt. On the back it says, “Chocoholics 12 Step Program: Never be more than 12 steps from chocolate.” I got the shirt and the card from virtualchocolate.com when they still existed, probably a dozen years ago.

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  17. I developed a weird allergy to chocolate in recent years so, since my candy of choice is dark chocolate Dove-anything, celebrating Candy Day is out. Fortunately, I celebrated Donut Day so robustly yesterday that I am still enjoying leftovers today so all is well.

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  18. We have an amazing donut shop near us. They’re open 24/7 and they’re always busy, even at 11.30 on a Thursday night. I usually pick up half a dozen when I catch up with two friends for lunch – current favourites are the lemon cheesecake donut, crème brulee custard, and white chocolate and raspberry mousse.

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  19. In Australia we tend to regards chocolate and sweets as two different categories but from what I’ve read candy refers to all sweet things, yes?

    I have recently come across Lindt fruit sensations. In flavours of blueberry & acai, raspberry & cranberry and orange and pink grapefruits, these chocolate coated little balls of moreishness are unbelievably delicious and, as they contain fruit, they’re clearly healthy for you.

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      1. Yup. My family tends to called them sweets or sweeties but others often use lollies.

        The English tend to refer to ice blocks as ice lollies and are definitely not ice creams.

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    1. Do those Lindt fruity health food things also contain any chocolate, or is that just a tragically suggestive misnomer?

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      1. Candied fruit peel coated in chocolate.

        From Middle English sugre candy, from Old French sucre candi (literally “candied sugar”

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    2. I think it has to be pick-up-able, as in “ice cream is not candy” but chocolate pieces definitely are.
      That’s actually a good question: What is candy? For some reason I think it’s sweets in pieces, not big pieces like pie, but then there are candy bars, so what do I know?

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  20. I’m an American and I also separate chocolate out from candy mentally, but I don’t know how common that is. Candy is sugary brightly colored stuff and I don’t particularly care for most of it. (except for the occasional Twizzler). Chocolate is chocolate and I love it. I do still call stuff like Snickers, Mars Bars, etc., candy bars so I suppose it’s not a perfect system, I suppose.
    Really, I’m just a Dove /Ghiradelli/Godiva kind of girl.

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    1. I blame M&Ms for confusing us all. “You got chocolate in my candy!” “You got candy on my chocolate!” Since they date back to my childhood and beyond, they’ve had ample, very ample time to convince us that everything is candy.

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