Yay! A theme I can certainly relate to.........image.png
While many people were learning new skills during lockdown, I was discovering new sweet treats......not cooking them, just eating them. Some of which I will share this month, along with my other favourites.
Many of my most favourite memories of my mother's cooking involve 'sweet treats'.  Melting moments, coconut jam drops, lemon pudding, six inch tall, double sponges filled with cream and dusted on top with icing sugar and strawberry jelly cakes.  I remember the first marble cake; being so intrigued by the marbled chocolate, pink and vanilla  all in one cake....I thought my mother was a magician...how could she get all the colours to appear like that???..
 On the rare occasion when I went grocery shopping with my Mum and Grandma, I was allowed to buy one or two lollies. I usually chose two green  frogs (not the red ones...haha). I could get two for 8 cents, in those days

Today, there is such a wide variety of  sweet treats....and doesn't everything taste better, when covered in chocolate?...haha
Please join me this month in sharing some faves, both old and new.
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Our colour of the month (CoM) is black. Some may say that this is rather boring or a non-colour, but I think black makes the pastels pop, the brights pop and the stripes positively sparkle.  :))

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I googled it for Australia, Patricia, 'cos I see both spellings on lolly packets here in Oz. I always used to spell it liquorice, but then started seeing more spelling for the other and just thought the word was changing. E.g. we always used to spell verandah with an 'h'' at the end, in the last few years they have dropped it.

Anyway, I digress, here is what google had to say.....

So how do the Brits spell “licorice”? A: In UK and Ireland, they're into “liquorice” – and tend to use this spelling exclusively. Q: What about Australia and NZ? A: Well we're quite literally a bunch of liquorice allsorts – using a combination of both spellings when it suits us.13 Sept 2015

At the end of the day, I don't mind which way I see it, it's the taste that counts......hahahahaha.

It's interesting that you've used verandah as an example, Bev. My cousin has a verandah on the back of her family home and we've always used that spelling, but I've noticed that the "h" seems to have been dropped in recent years. While typing this my spellchecker is telling me that verandah with an "h" is incorrect! Tough! I like old-fashioned!

Me too, Patricia...the word just seems somehow incomplete without the 'h' at the end.  :))

I agree.  Verandah needs an H on it. Spellcheckers don't know everything!

A superb interpretation Diana, what a bright, cheery blanket it is! The black really does make the other colours stand out :))

That's a super blanket. One of my favorite childhood memories is of licorice all sorts, this really takes me back in time.  High fives!

A beautiful bright blanket, Diane. 

When I was a little girl, my Dad used to make candied popcorn.  Now that I'm a big girl, I make 8" squares and think about candied popcorn :... haha

As I was making this square, working out a simple way to make a cro-knit mitre square, the colours began to remind me of the popcorn my Dad used to make.  He didn't always add colouring (mostly it was caramel) but when he did, it was pretty :) ... xo


Wow, Gloria!  I'm constantly amazed at your ability to work out new patterns, and what a brilliant square you've produced!

Me too, Lesley. Glo seems to have more patience than I could ever hope to have....or perhaps she figures the patterns out faster than I could ever hope to.

This is REALLY pretty, Glo and thank you for sharing this lovely memory with us.  xo

My goodness, ladies, you are much too kind :)  If you can recall the regular crochet pattern for a mitre square that we discussed last month - the one in the KPB -  you might see a similarity between this one and that one.  You see, it's just a matter of starting at the tip and working outward by increasing at the centre until correct size is reached.

I like doing mitres this way (rather than starting at the long edge and working down to the point) because I don't need to calculate the number of stitches I need for 8".  I just keep working until I reach the correct size :)) ... xo

I agree, crochet or knit mitres started from a point suit me perfectly. I love doing them that way. And your square is spot on for candy colored popcorn.  It's a real charmer!



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