Anyway, a while back I was using crystallized ginger in a recipe and I ended up eating most of the bag plain. Then I found candied ginger at an old-fashioned candy store and pretty much ate the whole thing in one day. Which made for a terrible tummy ache, but so yummy. I have a hard time finding it, so I thought I could make it. All the online recipes I found were pretty much the same, they just had the steps in different orders. So I tried last week, and oh. my. gosh. It was a complete and utter disaster.
Notice the fresh cooking going on at the left! Actually that may have been part of the problem, because I was in one of those weird Hammy The Squirrel modes and I was trying to do way too many things at one time. The recipe said to boil the ginger for a half hour, then remove all but a few tablespoons of water and add sugar to the pot. Which was like.. a whole pound. So maybe it's best that this recipe didn't work out ;)
I was so sad. I tried a couple pieces that weren't too burnt, but they still had a burnt sugar taste and the outside was crunchy. Also, they were incredibly spicy.
Oh well, I'll go back to eating fruit as candy instead. At first I hated the idea, but I'm surprised how well it's going. The fruit is so sweet that I...
....I can't believe I'm saying this, but...
I haven't eaten chocolate in 3 weeks.
I know, right? I haven't even wanted to eat chocolate. I guess eating fruit every day is sugary enough that I don't crave the richer sweet stuff. Never thought I'd say that. Well, one day last week I did have a little handful of M&Ms but I was like.. meh.
So now I'm tracking my calories and stuff on myplate.com. I signed up for the site about a year ago but forgot about it probably the same afternoon lol. BUT THIS TIME I'M SERIOUS! I know, I know. I say that every Monday morning. But I did the math and I have a plan and I really think it will work because it includes pineapple smoothies. Nothing can fail when pineapple smoothies are included. :)