the boat that brings supplies to the island of hawaii hasn’t sunk or anything like that. it brings all essential goods like rice, toilet paper, apples, walnuts, almonds, wheat flour, baking pans, cars, refrigerators, people, etc. for ROSE’S heavenly CAKES: Fruitcake Wreath (page 79), the recipe starts by recommending the use of high quality candied fruit from France which taste great!
i am a firm believer that fruitcake is made fun because the market is flooded with junk candied fruit. i ought you bring some from France. . . or find better! when i made some orange peel roses from an eclectic selection of Hawaii grown citrus trees, i re-coated these in syrup over a dozen times for a period of 3 months, and now they are soaking on dark rum. I BELIEVE, this will be to my liking!
now, instead of pecans and walnuts, and i almost sound like an environmentalist politician, i will use jewel quality mac nuts which i expect to show as picture perfect on the wreath. i am going local. (not lo-cal)
addition: with the spirit of the (going green) holidays, my signature gift wrapping style for this year:
and my new yellow mixer under a sunny day in december: