In preparation for tomorrow's sugarfest the kids and I have just made toffee apples for the first time. We used this recipe, and though I don't have a sugar thermometer we found that the crackle test worked fine for us (especially since it involved eating all the test drops.)
Slow Bloggers, please don't forget you can join the Slow Bloggers Linky Party tomorrow. It's being guest-hosted this month by Martha at Weekend Doings, one of my favourite blogs for her beautiful photography. If you've been unusually productive, or have another story to tell, do link up.
Another Slow Blogger is hosting on Plum and June's Let's Get Acquainted blog hop today - please visit Shena from Apple Pie Patchwork who has a great tutorial for a lovely block.
Also up today is Janice from better off thread, with a tutorial showing how to make some fantastic Christmas bunting.