Carleton Place — Come See What Judy Langdon Has Cooking in her Kitchen!

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NO– it’s not Veggies..

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It’s……
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Let’s get honest here, if you’ve eaten way too many mini chocolate bars that you were planning on giving out as treats; you can always blame it on the “bulky snowsuit” under your clothes. Well, you could have years ago– but not now– you’ve got nuttin’ now!

I like the idea of candy apples much more than the apples themselves; the caramel variety is almost impossible to get a grip on, the caramel slipping across the smooth apple skin as you plow it with your teeth. And I’m never quite sure how to approach the hard red candy kind; there is no way to be delicate when sweet shards are shattering all over your face, sticking to your cheeks.

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I may as well admit that I don’t generally make the caramel kind because those little square Kraft caramels and I have a history; namely I was completely addicted to them a few years back. Wait! I still am!  Their little wrappers used to be everywhere, and I used to get panicky whenever my stash ran low. I had to quit cold turkey, but judging by that dish in my kitchen, the addiction is back. I walked into The Cheddar Stop yesterday and saw these creatures of goodness hanging out on Judy’s counter. That is right– just above the fudge. Judy??? You are killing me!!! LOLOL. Look at these apples. If you are not going to eat them they would make a nice gift. That is — if you can get them to your destination without snacking on them.

Sponge Toffee

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Then right next to it was– THIS!  This time close to the hand dipped chocolates! For something similar to a Crunchie bar (but far better), dip cooled chunks into melted chocolate and set on waxed paper until set. Remember the giant sponge toffee at the candy store where they would break it up into chunks to purchase? So put those mini bars away and go and visit Judy. Give her a hug while you are there. Got to love the Judy– she does so much for our community you do not know about. Thank you Judy for what you do!

Oh yeah– if your chocolate level is that high might as well come home with one of these below!!

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The Cheddar Stop featuring Ottawa Valley Fudge

10471 Hwy 7
Carleton Place, Ontario
 
(613) 257-3000

About lindaseccaspina

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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