Well, I can tell you, it was never planned. But the sweetest things in life rarely are!
Many years ago, I came across my husband's family recipe for caramels. A home cook, I gave it a whirl and I was hooked. This came as no surprise since I remember watching cooking shows when I was young instead of playing video games. Can you call Pong a video game? Being from Boston, Julia Child was my favorite. I had the pleasure of meeting her at a restaurant in Cambridge, where I worked. She ordered items to go and we chatted while she waited. It’s not often we get to meet the people who inspire us and I’m grateful for every encounter.
I found a few other family candy recipes (English Toffee and Caramel Corn) and slowly expanded my candy making repertoire. At first, I started making candies around the holidays as gifts for family and friends.
Fast forward many years later, we are living in Los Angeles with our two mini dachshunds (Zess & Weni) and needing a life reboot. We loaded up the barge and moved to Sitges, Spain, (sort of like the Beverly Hillbillies). Basically we fast forwarded our 10-year plan into 3 months.
There is a lot to do when moving to a different country. After we settled, I started making candies and friends were telling us we should be selling them. We had a little extra time on our hands and some great friends to help and here we are!
Welcome to Sweet Sitges
Robbie & Dennis and Zess & Weni