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What’s Happening NOW?

___________________________What’s Happening NOW?

 

The Sugar Plum Tree, by Katherine James, illustrated by Jan Dolby, has exceeded expectations!  Not bad for a little self published book with a big dream.  “We’ve positioned ourselves to sell in small, local, mom and pop shops, candy and toy stores and online.”   one of the trio of authors explains.  “We’ve out sold our anticipated goal two times now, and the year isn’t over! It’s been an amazing and humbling experience!”

 

With over 2,000 in sales in Canada, US and UK, and partnerships with candy manufactures on the horizon, this team of three keeps their feet on the ground.  “Listening to how the book is actually being used is eye opening, we started with just our tradition – of keeping our kids in bed, and what we’re learning is other people are developing their own traditions.  It’s more than exciting it’s encouraging – we’re on to something!”  Examples of how other parents are using the book include, potty training, sleep over parties, great day events and more.  There’s tons of ideas on our website.

 

What does the future hold?  “More sales, one book at a time.” LilyLu-3Sisters

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Make Your Own Candy Corn!

Cakespy: Homemade Candy Corn

Cakespy: Homemade Candy Corn

Note: Jessie Oleson (aka Cakespy) drops by every Monday to share a delicious dessert recipe.

[Photographs and art: Jessie Oleson]

Ever wondered how candy corn is made? Well, to give you the short answer, with lots of equipment, over a four to five day period. But don’t let the process daunt you, because it is possible to make your own micro-batches of the classic Halloween candy at home.

This surprisingly simple recipe yields large, plump candy kernels infused with a sweet vanilla flavor. I found that using salted butter adds a nice, rich finish. Conclusion? These homespun tricolor treats are definitely worth the time and effort. Once you’ve tasted them, you may never buy candy corn by the bag again.

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Cakespy: Homemade Candy Corn

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/3 cup salted butter
  • 2 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted
  • 1/3 cup powdered milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • red and yellow food coloring

Procedures

  1. 1

    In a medium sized bowl, combine the sifted confectioners’ sugar and powdered milk. Set to the side.

  2. 2

    In a medium saucepan, combine the granulated sugar, corn syrup and butter. Bring to a boil on high heat, stirring constantly. Once it reaches the boiling point, reduce heat to medium and continue stirring for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in the vanilla extract and remove from heat.

  3. 3

    Add the confectioners’ sugar and powdered milk mixture to the wet ingredients; stir well until the mixture is thoroughly incorporated and smooth.

  4. 4

    Let the dough cool until it is firm enough to handle, about 30 minutes to an hour (I just let it cool in the saucepan).

  5. 5

    Divide the dough into three equal parts and set each third into a separate bowl. Add 2 to 3 drops of yellow food coloring to one dish, one drop of red and two drops of yellow to another dish, and leave the remaining dish uncolored. Knead the dough to which you have added food coloring until the color is even (you may want to use gloves to ensure that you don’t stain yourself). If the dough is feeling very soft or sticky, you may want to chill the dough for about 20 minutes in the refrigerator before proceeding with the next steps.

  6. 6

    On top of a sheet of waxed paper or parchment paper, use your hands to roll each color of dough into a long, slender rope. You can roll it out to your desired thickness: for larger candies, make each rope thicker; for smaller candies, make each rope thinner.

  7. 7

    Line the three ropes of dough together: white, orange, and yellow. To ensure that they will stick together, lay a piece of waxed paper on top and give them a very gentle rolling with a rolling pin. You just want to adhere them, not to flatten them.

  8. 8

    Using a very sharp knife, cut the dough into triangles. Keep a damp cloth nearby so that you can wipe off the knife if it begins to get a candy residue. This method will result in half a batch of traditionally colored candy corn and half a batch with yellow tips (it’s OK—they taste the same). Let the finished kernels sit for an hour or two (do not stack them on top of one another as they will stick together!) to become firm.

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ROCK CANDY!

Making your own rock candy is a fun and tasty way to grow crystals and see the structure of sugar on a big scale. Sugar crystals in granulated sugar display a monoclinic form, but you can see the shape much better in homegrown large crystals. This recipe is for rock candy that you can eat. You can color and flavor the candy, too.

Rock Candy Materials

Basically all you need to make rock candy is sugar and hot water. The color of your crystals will depend on the type of sugar you use (raw sugar is more golden and refined granulated sugar) and whether or not you add coloring. Any food-grade colorant will work.

  • 3 cups sugar (sucrose)
  • 1 cup water
  • clean glass jar
  • cotton string
  • pencil or knife
  • food coloring (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp to 1 tsp flavoring oil or extract (optional)
  • Lifesaver candy (optional)
  • pan
  • stove or microwave

Make Rock Candy

  1. Pour the sugar and water into the pan.
  2. Heat the mixture to a boil, stirring constantly. You want the sugar solution to hit boiling, but not get hotter or cook too long. If you overheat the sugar solution you’ll make hard candy, which is nice, but not what we’re going for here. Stir the solution until all the sugar has dissolved. The liquid will be clear or straw-colored, without any sparkly sugar. If you can get even more sugar to dissolve, that’s good, too.
  3. If desired, you can add food coloring and flavoring to the solution. Mint, cinnamon, or lemon extract are good flavorings to try. Squeezing the juice from a lemon, orange, or lime is a way to give the crystals natural flavor, but the acid and other sugars in the juice may slow your crystal formation. Set the pot of sugar syrup in the refrigerator to cool. You want the liquid to be about 50°F (slightly cooler than room temperature). Sugar becomes less soluble as it cools, so chilling the mixture will make it so there is less chance of accidentally dissolving sugar you are about to coat on your string.
  4. While the sugar solution is cooling, prepare your string. You are using cotton string because it is rough and non-toxic. Tie the string to a pencil, knife, or other object that can rest across the top of the jar. You want the string to hang into the jar, but not touch the sides or bottom.
  5. You don’t want to weight your string with anything toxic, so rather than use a metal object, you can tie a Lifesaver to the bottom of the string.
  6. Whether you are using the Lifesaver or not, you want to ‘seed’ the string with crystals so that the rock candy will form on the string rather than on the sides and bottom of the jar. There are two easy ways to do this. One is to dampen the string with a little of the syrup you just made and dip the string in sugar. Another option is to soak the string in the syrup and then hang it to dry, which will cause crystals to form naturally (this method produces ‘chunkier’ rock candy crystals).
  7. Once your solution has cooled, pour it into the clean jar. Suspend the seeded string in the liquid. Set the jar somewhere quiet. You can cover the jar with a paper towel or coffee filter to keep the solution clean.
  8. Check on your crystals, but don’t disturb them. You can remove them to dry and eat when you are satisfied with the size of your rock candy. Ideally you want to allow the crystals to grow for 3-7 days.
  9. You can help your crystals grow by removing (and eating) any sugar ‘crust’ that forms on top of the liquid. If you notice a lot of crystals forming on the sides and bottom of the container and not on your string, remove your string and set it aside. Pour the crystallized solution into a saucepan and boil/cool it (just like when you make the solution). Add it to a clean jar and suspend your growing rock candy crystals. You can watch a video tutorial for making rock candy if you would like to see what to expect.
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Most Popular Kid Gifts 1913 – 2013

Most Popular Gifts in 1913 and 2013
By JOANNA PRISCO via Good Morning America

Christmas Wish List from 1915 Will Make You Feel Materialistic

“Our newspaper collection includes over 120 million pages dating back to 1609, and a quick search using the keywords “Dear Santa” brings really interesting results,” reads the blog. “The further back we looked, the more interesting – and frequently more simple – the requests became. It added color to the lives and times of our ancestors, particularly when we looked at what children are asking for this year.”

Top-Rated Toys of This and Other Seasons: A Gift Guide

Check out the MyHeritage list of the most commonly requested presents from 100 years ago:

1913:

1. Candy

2. Nuts

3. Rocking horse

4. Doll

5. Mittens/gloves

6. Toy train

7. Oranges

8. Books

9. Handkerchiefs

10. Skates

Now take a look at the items topping contemporary lists:

2013:

1. Furby Boom

2. Teksta Robotic puppy

3. LeapPad Ultra

4. Flying Fairy

5. Bug Hugs Elmo

6. Barbie Dream house

7. Giggly Monkey

8. Nerf Gun

9. Ninja Turtles

10. Lego

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The Sugar Plum Tree “Dream, Wish, Believe Book Giveaway

Enter the sweetest contest ever and receive a copy of “The Sugar Plum Tree” by Katherine James.  We’re giving away 50 books and 5 Grand Prize Sugar Plum Tree Dream Sets.

Over 3000 books sold and increasing popularity in both Canada and United Kingdom…

We are sweetening children’s dreams internationally.

What is “The Sugar Plum Tree”?

“The Sugar Plum Tree” is an endearing children’s story told by author Katherine James that takes both adult and child to a majestic place coined the “Garden of Shuteye” where a tree grows the yummiest and sweetest candy you could ever find.  If you are lucky and you believe, the tradition holds that your sweet dreams will bring morning surprises with candy under the bed.

How do you enter?

1: Read our latest blog post: “There’s Always Time to #DREAMWISHBELIVE”

2: Leave a comment on the blog with what you Dreamed. Wished. And Believed in as a child.

3: Follow us on Twitter @SUGARPLUMTREE3 and tweet the following: “I just entered the #DREAMWISHBELIEVE book giveaway to receive a copy of hte sweetest book ever “The Sugar Plum Tree” http://bit.ly/1qmqova

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The #DREAMWISHBELIEVE giveaway begins Monday, June 17th, 2014 and ends at 11:59 p.m. EST Monday, June 30th, 2014.

We will be announcing two winners per day on Twitter and our Facebook page.  Each winner will receive an autographed copy of “The Sugar Plum Tree” book.

On July 1st, 014, we will announce five Grand Prize Winners of our Sugar Plum Tree Dream Set consisting of an autographed book, a Sugar Plum Tree bag, one beanie baby and other “sweet” surprises certain to put a smile on any child’s face.

Dreaming just got sweeter.  Good luck & best wishes for winning.

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There’s Always Time to #DreamWishBelieve

There is something magical and effervescent about a good dream or even wishing for something wonderful to come true. More powerful than the dream or wish is that you actually believe in the actual possibility of whatever your mind and heart can conjure up.

Consider this…

Growing up I loved the movie and book Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory. The book helped me to create this magical world of candy in my head based on what I was hearing, but more importantly the movie manifested all of what I had already imagined and more. On a subconscious level, I knew that there was nowhere in real life that had chocolate fountains, rivers or even places and things made of candy. However, the gift of the movie and the concept was the opportunity to dream of an instance where I was the winner of a golden ticket whereby I was subsequently whisked off to a magical, sugary and very real candy kingdom like the one Willy Wonka created.

Unfortunately, as we get older our time spent consciously dreaming and imagining the possibilities for things like candy lands is very much diminished by the demands of adult life. While sad to admit, imagine a world where adults spent most of their time dreaming and wishing. We would wish bills away, but they would still be there. We would dream of being anywhere but a desk for eight hours and no work would get done. These are some of the obvious reasons why the euphoric phenomena of dreaming and wishing dissipate as we mature, but isn’t there always time to dream, wish, and believe in something?

If you have children like I do, you know that parenthood presents us with yet another opportunity to dream, wish and believe in impossible situations and happenings. Whether it is through imaginary play with your kids or a reading a book that takes you to an imaginary place- children remind us that there is always time to dream wish and believe.

This was precisely what my sisters and I were thinking of when we decided to write “The Sugar Plum Tree”. We grew up with this story that was told to us on special occasions about a place where candy grew plentifully grown on a tree awaiting our dreams of all of the sweet goodies we could eat. In the morning, everything that was read to us the night before was validated with a sweet surprise left under our bed in the form of candy. How neat!

“The Sugar Plum Tree” is starting new traditions and providing both adults and children with renewed opportunities to imagine the impossible through candy. We will be running a #dreamwishbelieve book giveaway campaign starting today Tuesday, June 17th and we hope you will participate for the chance to win this an autographed book or a Sugar Plum Tree dream set for that special child in your life.

What did you dream, wish or believe in as a child? We want to hear from you.

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