Homemade Cough Drops

The air has changed this weekend. There is a chill in the air and the light has changed,the sun seems a little lower in the sky and there is less natural light in the house. Not great for picture taking. I have a dry tickle in my throat that I hope is just due to the air getting drier and not of anything else starting. Since it is a holiday we get to stay home, so we decided to give these cough candies a go. 

There are only a few ingredients, and I had all on hand. These are to use when you just need to keep your mouth and throat from being too dry, not in place of medication or a visit to the doctor if you are feeling under the weather. 

The recipe is from Noshing with the Nolans, take a look for detailed instructions. Basically, to a saucepan add 1 cup sugar, 1/2cup sugar, 1tbsp honey (I used unpasteurized buckwheat), 1/2tsp ginger, 1/2tsp cinnamon & 1/4tsp cloves, 1 tbsp lemon juice. Bring to a boil & boil until it reaches hard crack stage, about 20 minutes. That is 302 degrees Fahrenheit, you will want to use a candy thermometer.

Drop in little blobs onto a silpat or parchment, let cool.

Let cool and harden completely, the toss in confectioners sugar so they don’t stick together. 
Shake off excess sugar.  Store in a container until ready to use.

The Happy Hummus Hut

We were out and about in St. John’s and came across The Happy Hummus Hut on Duckworth Street.  


We thought it looked interesting, and it wasn’t here before and Evie loves hummus. The menu looked good, they even have a chocolate hummus with apples for dipping.  After walking we needed a snack so we ordered the hummus dipper, and Evie wanted the infused water because it was cucumber and she loves cucumber.  The staff were really nice, super nice!  When she brought our food she told Evie that she added cucumber also because she knew she really liked them.  


This only cost $6, and it was alot of hummus, gluten free crackers, baby carrots and she added the cucumber.  The hummus was really good, good texture and tasty.  It was a hit.  I hope this place is still there on our next visit, we will definitely be going there for lunch and snacks.

Our walk out and about we found some more foodie treats, some old favourites. These are Purity candy, Peppermint Nobs



my poison, Tunnock’s tea cakes and snowballs in one case, I pack these in containers to put in my luggage.  If I can find them at home they are easily double the price I pay in Newfoundland


and some new


Haggis crisps, that is unique. We found quite a few things to buy at Fat Nanny’s Groceries, YUMMY!