I seem to have started a new business. It was kind of accidental, but I’m enjoying it. I’m in the divinity making business! There’s a website and everything – divinitybypatsy.com. That’s when you know something is all official.
My mom was a championship divinity maker, and I eventually learned to make it as well. This year I entered some into the Kansas State Fair and won a ribbon.
The last few years I’ve been making it regularly for Greg’s mom. Miss Joy sees no reason it shouldn’t be enjoyed all year – no need to relegate it to Christmas. She has been encouraging me to start selling it. In fact, she pretty much told me – in her very nice way – that it was unkind of me to not make it available when I was able to make it, because so many people can’t. This year I finally decided I would do as she suggested.
For reasons I can’t fully explain, I really like to make it. Maybe it’s because it’s part chemistry, part cooking, and part art. The bonus is that it’s not my favorite thing to eat so I’m not tempted by it.
It has been a real delight to share it with people. For people who love it, it’s a serious treat. It feels very nice to be able to make people happy with a little confection!
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