Peep Show

Sunday, March 20, 2005

My walk home from breakfast today gave me ample time to swear off sugary goodies for at least a couple days. Sweets and I had just finished our plates of pancakes gilded with tropical syrup, glistening in the morning light like liquid glass. Marmalade flavored syrup is a new favorite topping for our pancakes… another sign that I’m now officially an adult. I remember the days when marmalade made my nose wrinkle up with the disappointingly bitter taste mingled in the spoonful of pretty orange jelly. As a child, I didn’t understand why adults would choose to eat something so biting, especially when it was clear to me that they had been tricked with promises of an orange’s expected sweetness. Marmalade was April Fool’s Day fodder. Now I find myself pouring on the marmalade syrup, renouncing my truism that bitterness is nature’s sign of poison. Heck, I even enjoyed several IPA’s last night.

With thoughts whirling around me in the wind of my walk I spy a blazing yellow bundle on my doorstep. A Peep basket (!) from Judah and Danica, a pair who know my often perverse pleasures of things kitsch and pop. An early Easter present that reminds me age is internal, and sugary goodness eternal.

Things to do with your Easter Peeps:

5 Comments

posted March 20th, 2005 at 3:45 pm

Ah, peeps. I first heard of them a couple of years ago when I was alerted to this page:

http://www.peepresearch.org/

Funny, but for some reason, after reading the page, I didn’t have the urge to race out to locate a bag of peeps…. :^D

Marmalade flavoured syrup is a whole different story though… that sounds wonderful!

-Elizabeth

- ejm
posted March 23rd, 2005 at 7:30 am

or you can make your own peeps! check this out: http://dailycandy.com/article.jsp?ArticleId=22804&city=4

posted March 23rd, 2005 at 8:52 am

That’s a blast! I’d want to make them in crazy shapes.

posted March 23rd, 2005 at 1:29 pm

Yikes!! That means you could go crazy with making even more lurid colours! :^D

-Elizabeth

- ejm
posted May 10th, 2006 at 7:30 am

Or you can just let them sit around till they get hard, nice a chewy then.

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