Living in Tulsa and Southern California Makes For An Interesting Life - Especially After All Those Grey Years In Seattle
Friday, November 9, 2012
Ribbon Candy Means Christmas To Me
Not everyone who knows me knows how much I love Christmas Ribbon Candy, but a lot do. My friend, Shane always alerted me to the first of the season, as soon as it appeared in the Seattle stores. (I hope I can find a place to buy it in Tulsa.) I know not everyone thinks of Ribbon Candy as specifically Christmas candy, but I do, and I wouldn't even consider of eating one single blade at any other time of the year. Just look at this beautiful confection - it makes me all cheery just seeing it.
Does everyone have food items that define the Christmas season to them? Others than the iconic Candy Cane, of course. Didn't the girls in Little House on the Prairie have fruit in their stockings? Some of mine are Orange Jelly Sticks, Panettone, Peppermint Bark, Fruitcake, Divinity (tinted red and green with the juice from Maraschino Cherries, Marzipan Fruits (and Pigs and Potatoes), Springerle and Spritz Cookies. It shows how well advertising works, that I feel like adding those solid Chocolate Oranges that break into segments when you tap them,