Sunday, March 23, 2008

Happy Easter from The Palm Springs Savant

Happy Easter! Without question, this is my favorite holiday of the year. Everything is so bright and cheery, and there is hardly any of the commercial pressure of Christmas. It's also my favorite season at church, the music, the lessons and the beautiful white Lilly plants. Easter would not be complete without my stash of candy. Back to when I was a little kid, the Easter Bunny would deliver baskets filled with all kinds of delicious treats from our local Fanny Farmer candy shop. Chocolate bunny rabbits, cream eggs, jelly beans, and foil-wrapped chocolate novelties. Years later, when I worked in the retail confectionery business I learned the candy business from the ground up. I used to love being the kitchens at Fannie May Candy in Chicago, watching thousands of chocolate rabbits being made. It was the dream job above all. Every holiday I made a point of spending a day or two in the plant checking out all the seasonal candies being made. It never left me, and I still have not grown up. So despite being an adult, I order my own stash of Easter candy and await the arrival of Easter Sunday.

above left: My Fannie May Cream Eggs: dark vanilla buttercream are my favorite! above right: dark chocolate covered marshmallow eggs.

above: A nice retro rabbit scene on this box of chocolates. Whatever you are doing today, I hope the blessings of Easter are with you.
-Rick Rockhill

16 comments:

bunnygirl said...

Happy Easter, from me and Tidbit!

Tod said...

Yum! Enjoy your Easter, Rick :)

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

happy easter rick!

smiles, bee
xoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Marlupe said...

HAPPY EASTER TO YOU TOO RICK!

All that Easter candy sure looks delicious. Have fun.

Seamus said...

HAPPY EASTER RICK! Do chocolate bunnies really have ears?

Canadian flake said...

Happy Easter....all the chocolate looks so yummy...lmao

Scooter said...

I agree with you 100%, Rick. Easter is my hands-down favorite holiday. It's all the pageantry without all the stress. I mean when did you lose sleep because you couldn't find the perfect Easter basket??? You don't have to send out cards, though it's a wonderful surprise when you get one. But most importantly, it's a time of rebirth. Besides the rebirth of Christ, the earth herself is waking up. From the despair and darkness of winter, the daffodils are trumpeting, "Rebirth!"

Canadian flake said...

Sorry to be back bugging you again...just wanted to let you know I gave you a shout out in my post today and linked to your blog. Have a great weekend.

whimsical brainpan said...

Happy Easter!

aims said...

Hi! I've just come over from Canadian Flake's blog. I like to visit others who receive awards and yours is my first stop.

I liked your remarks about Easter and about chocolate. I mean - your talking chocolate!

I read about your seven boring celebrities and agree with you on all seven - my question is - why just stop at 7?

I have to take some time and go back through your posts - but I will. Congrats on the award btw...CF is such a lovely person don't you think?

Desert Songbird said...

A blessed and Happy Easter to you, Rick.

Now hand over the chocolate.

Cheryl said...

I love the retro candy box! Happy Easter to you. I'm back at home now, too full to move!

lime said...

ok, let me get this straight....you used to work in the candy business, now you work in the pet food business. you made the change mainly so you wouldn't be tempted to eat through your own profits right? ;)

Lois Grebowski said...

Oh, I **big puffy heart** Fannie May! I so miss it! And, yes. Easter is the bestest candy holiday!!!!!

CRUSTYBEEF said...

I was always and still am-a big fan of the Cadbury Creme egg!!

Bawwwwwwwwwk!
Always,
Elizabeth

nalax said...

Good memories!

The old Fannie May Building on Jackson Blvd. was demolished this year. Some photos are on my blog.

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