According to a licorice store in Lincoln, Nebraska, April 12th is National Licorice Day. I have no idea how long there has been such a holiday, but my guess is that National Licorice day wasn’t around in 1912. Still, Blue Thread‘s Miriam didn’t need an excuse to buy her favorite candy.
I decided to cheer myself up on the way home. I sipped water from Mr. Bensons new outdoor bubbling drinking fountain by the depot and discovered a new confectionery, Rose City Candies. I bought a cone of licorice nibsan indulgence Mama says I shouldnt buy unwrapped from a seller I dont know.
Licorice comes from the plant of the legume family, Glycyrrhiza glabra, and the medicinal qualities of its root make it more of a drug than a dessert. Licorice extract can cause high blood pressure and is associated with both healing and harmful effects on the human body. […]
Thanks to five gracious bloggers, you can find out my take on writing fiction vs. nonfiction, why I think Pacific Northwest Jews have a history that fosters a different perspective than that of East Coast Jews, and how a copy of Blue Thread wound up in The Gambia.
You also have a chance to win a signed copy of Blue Thread and a tasty packet of licorice from Sweets Etc., the best place to buy licorice in Portland (and perhaps the world).
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