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We have wormsign the likes of which god has never seen

And this is what happens every single time I take my camera out to get product photos … he chases me saying “Cheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee” until he gets his photo taken, too :)  Garrett is officially 16 months old today, and finally has teeth on top! 

Canon EOS 30D  | f/4  | 1/320th  | 84mm

And this is what happens every single time I take my camera out to get product photos … he chases me saying “Cheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee” until he gets his photo taken, too :)  Garrett is officially 16 months old today, and finally has teeth on top! 

I found these adorable things at the market yesterday.  They are claimed to be miniature Pink Lady apples.  Whatever they are, they’re wonderfully sweet, crisp and just a little tart.  I’m so glad I didn’t just take them for crab apples and walk on by!

So of course, this called for some spicy cinnamon candy.  I use this for a lot of things, it’s really just water, sugar, cinnamon and food color.  Boiled until it reaches hard crack stage then sat aside for a few moments to settle.

After a thorough washing I put the itty bitty apples on bamboo skewers, dip once, swirl a little and then place on oiled tray.  

Leftover hard candy can be poured onto a silpat or lightly oiled surface, left to cool until you can semi-comfortably handle it with gloved hands.  The gloves are important unless you’ve got some serious hot-pad-hands.  Pulling sugar is what it sounds like, you pull it, fold it back over on itself, pull it some more, give it a twist and then snip it into bite sized pieces with kitchen scissors.  Yummy cinnamon hard candy.