Monthly Archives: October 2009

It has begun…


  • Bailey’s flavored marshmallows
  • Test fruitcakes using a modified Alton Brown recipe (not very altered)
  • Multiple vodka infusions (started 8/26)
  • 1 gin infusion (started 8/26)
  • 1 brandy infusion (started 8/26)
  • 1 Old Crow infusion (started 8/26)
  • 3 jars of pickles made from cucumbers from the farmer’s market (damn fine cukes, too)

To do:

  • Decant/filter/sweeten infusions
  • Test fruitcake recipe #2
  • Test flavored marshmallows
  • Order containers
  • Make jellies
  • Make cards
  • Make caramels
  • Have guinea pigs sample test products
  • Ensure guinea pigs don’t die/go blind
  • Clean
  • Shop
  • Panic


That Time Again

Holy crap, it’s the middle of October. Christmas is in *counts* 10 WEEKS! Crap, crap, crap,crap, crap,crap,crap,crap,crap,crap,crap, crap,crap.

Things to make this year:

  1. Jams/jellies: I am hoping to make double than last year. Last year was 3 dozen jars. And I ran out.
  2. Marshmallows
  3. Cards
  4. Pickles
  5. Fruit cake: not a ton. Just one or two.
  6. Candy: I am conflicted on this. It never seems to go well.
  7. Infused liquors: I started some at the end of August. No guarantee that they won’t suck.

Oh man, I need to start NOW!