Ally's Sweet and Savory Eats: Candy Kitchen, Market and Upcoming Giveaway!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Candy Kitchen, Market and Upcoming Giveaway!

So yesterday was filled with a great day at the market, visiting the local candy kitchen for lunch and an easy, simple dinner.

Doesn't get much better than that.

My mom, little man and I visited the local candy kitchen for lunch. Now, this place has been in business since the 1860's. Yes, it is known to be the oldest candy/soda fountain shop in the nation. And they are still going strong!



George Nopoulos, one of the owners, was there to serve us a tasty grilled chicken salad sandwich, along with a scoop of his homemade butter brickle ice cream. We all three enjoyed!

Here's little man and I sitting in an old-timed booth. Please take note, it was hot and humid, therefore my hair goes curly...


After lunch, I headed to the farmer's market, and it was a great day! Beautiful weather, nice people, and LOTS of jam sold. All in all, a great day. I even had a request to make sugar-free or Splenda made jam - anyone know how to do this?


After sweating buckets at the market, getting home and putting everything away, we decided on a simple supper of CPK's White Pizza, salad and fruit. My idea of a simple, easy and yummy supper.


I hope everyone has a great Thursday (weekend is almost here!) and you have to check back tomorrow for a great GIVEAWAY from the folks over at Organic Valley. You don't want to miss it!

25 comments:

  1. i know they make a no sugar/less sugar pectin that you have to use. but that's all i know...can't be of much help as we no longer use it here.

    glad a lot of it sold though!

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  2. As Heather said, they do have that pectin and I think it calls for fruit juice instead of sugar...But I'll keep thinking. Congrats on selling a lot!

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  3. You wear me out with all that you do! I can't keep up with the house work much less cook a good meal EVERY night! You go girl!

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  4. I'm so glad the market is a success for you! HOW GREAT! I made regular sugar jam last year, I really have no idea how to make any other jam.

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  5. I can't imagine going to a place that has been open since the 1860s. That's so cool!

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  6. so glad to hear your venture went well! i would be all over that jam if i was anywhere nearby!

    - Beth @ www.DiningAndDishing.com

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  7. looks like a really great afternoon! I love farmer's markets and haven't gotten to one in a while!

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  8. I just had pizza, but could definitely have a bite of yours too, it looks very good :)

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  9. this looks great. good luck with your farmers market! we have three saturday markets in town and my mom and i are doing baked goods and candy at the smallest of the three (mainly to learn how to do it, we'll think about the other one next year). everything looks great!

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  10. I think with Splenda its suppose to be equal to sugar, however to me its sweeter so doesn't require as much as sugar. Look on the bag next time you go to the store, it has the comparisons I believe! Good luck with that! Your white pizza looks so yummy! Oh, another note, I made your peanute butter bars 2 times in 4 days, had to they were eaten all up so quickly!! Such a yummy and so so easy recipe!

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  11. I love hearing about your success at the Farmers Market!!

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  12. If I lived closer I totally would have checked out your table!

    Sure-Jell makes a low sugar fruit pectin that I've used with good results.

    I've actually never tried using baking splenda now that I think of it - when I get home next week I'll give it a try and let you know!

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  13. What a fun restaurant! I never knew this existed!

    So glad that the farmer's market went well again!

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  14. Aw, your little man has the most precious smile. I love longevity of that candy/soda shop. How fun!

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  15. Ally! How fun that you get to sell at a booth :D I would love to join you one day!! So much fun! Hey, here's my secret that I'll be sharing on my blog next week :D Pamona's Universal Pectin. It's an LM pectin. It allows you to sweeten with whatever you'd like. I sweeten naturally with honey ;D Love it! I have a couple of great books I can recommend on canning naturally as well :D Beautiful little man by the way!!! He's getting gorgeous!!

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  16. I was just going to say, my sister Biz would probably know how to make a sugar free jam and she already commented!

    I love that picture of you and your son, so cute! And what an awesome place to go for lunch!

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  17. I love that picture with you and your son, so cute!

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  18. candy kitchen looks so cute!
    Katherine

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  19. What a fun restaurant! I never knew this existed!

    So glad that the farmer's market went well again!

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  20. this looks great. good luck with your farmers market! we have three saturday markets in town and my mom and i are doing baked goods and candy at the smallest of the three (mainly to learn how to do it, we'll think about the other one next year). everything looks great!

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  21. I just had pizza, but could definitely have a bite of yours too, it looks very good :)

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  22. so glad to hear your venture went well! i would be all over that jam if i was anywhere nearby!

    - Beth @ www.DiningAndDishing.com

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