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    Aww, thank you, sweets! I try to make my food look as good as it tastes. Cooking is an art that can appeal to several of the senses, if done well. I must be developing my inf-Se. :laughing:
     
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    Thanks for sharing this, Wyote! It's a helpful link! France has a campaign for selling "ugly produce". It is awesome. It always bugged me that (at least in the US) "ugly" produce is cast away.
    In my old city there was a market where we could go to buy ugly and overly ripe produce for really, really cheap. (Not a good place to buy bananas, but otherwise everything was worth the trek.)
     
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    I splurged on Easter goodies from Vegan Treats. It cost a FORTUNE. I've never bothered before because of the cost. I've had Vegan Treats cupcakes before and they're really good, especially the peanut butter bomb, but my SO refuses to eat them because he claims mine are better. This isn't exactly humble bragging – more straight up bragging/ informing that I used to make desserts professionally and know my way around a kitchen, so I'm not a bad vegan "pastry chef" by any stretch. Vegan Treats does some things better than I do, and I do some things better than they do. I didn't feel like making my own goodies this year. It takes a full day of prep and now that we live outside the city I don't have a gaggle of friends rushing to my house to devour the treats, which was more than half the fun of making treats! (In the past I have made Easter cookies and cupcakes with grass, flowers, bunnies, ladybugs, etc, made out of frosting and homemade vegan fondant, topped with homemade vegan jelly beans and more homemade chocolate bunnies.)

    So, the Vegan Treats packaging is so festive and adorable, which makes it really fun. I bought one extra thing to try now, though, and I'm not impressed. I hope this is not foreshadowing that the fortune I spent isn't worth it. I bought the Twix to try now. It takes like a chocolate covered pretzel with caramel. The caramel tastes a bit "burnt". So, so far I'm not that impressed. :( (Sorry Vegan Treats, I still love you and will be back for peanut butter bomb cupcakes!)

    You could make a similar treat at home by melting chocolate in a double boiler and dipping pretzel sticks in, then drizzling a darker chocolate or other candy over the sticks to make them prettier. The caramel would be missing, but the overall flavor would be similar. If you don't have a double boiler use a small sauce pan with a pyrex bowl over it.
     
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