I dug up my yard. After changing my mind about 8 times on how I wanted to lay out the garden, I decided not to build raised beds yet. I dug up and loosened the soil where I think I want the beds to go. I'll try the garden as is, see how it does next year, adjust the lay out if needed, and if I like the layout and the soil quality isn't as good as I would like it to be, then maybe I'll build raised beds.
Naturally, since I was home, I had to make something. This was one thing I made. Also made a bunch of other stuff that I so didn't need to make. Maybe I'll get around to posting those as well.
I'd been meaning to try making this for a while now. It's pretty sweet so break it up into small pieces. But the soy sauce cuts the sugar a bit so I like to believe it's not sickeningly sweet. There are probably some that would disagree with that but oh well.
based off of this recipe
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- water - about 1/4 cup, just enough to dissolve sugar
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 1/3 cup corn syrup
- 1 tbsp soy sauce
- 4 teaspoons baking soda, sifted
In a pot, combine the sugar, honey, corn syrup and water. Boil until amber colored and the sugar looks like caramel, shaking occasionally but not stirring. Add soy sauce and swirl. Add the baking soda, and stir with a silicone spatula. It will foam up a lot. Pour the mixture onto a silpat and let cool. Break into pieces.