On the Corner of Main and Sale

Hello, all.  I decided that it was time to create a more personal and more frequent communication with our customers and friends. To that end, I shall share our stories and thoughts on the new blog, “On the Corner of Main and Sale.” Please share your comments with me at ann@flesorscandy.com.  While I may not answer each one personally, I shall attempt to share your ideas and thoughts as much as possible.

Yesterday we had the first snowfall of the season. Big, fat, flakes and we all—customers and staff—took a minute to just stop and take in the beauty. Of course, in January we shall moan and groan and wish for balmier days, but the snow was the perfect backdrop for our holiday season at Flesor’s.

We are in the throes of the celebrations. My sister and I are feverishly making candy to fill our corporate, internet, and personal orders.  Our staff is just amazing and our intrepid Sarah is leading the charge to ensure that all is well out in the front of the shop.  I am nestled in my “dipping den,” and my sister, Devon, has chained my to the chocolate table—not really, but some days it seems that way! Our candy team has been blessed with additional angels this year who have appeared at the door with skills and enthusiasm and that has made our time together really pleasant.

The shop is beautiful and it has been a town effort to make it so. In addition to our own staff, Bill and Sarah have decorated the windows (and downtown) and one very special customer has crafted the most intricate wooden sleigh and reindeer, a work that brought us to tears of wonder and joy. Please check out our Facebook page for that.

We have all been sharing our stories of Christmases past; do you have any about Tuscola or the Candy Kitchen in particular that you would like to share? Please send those along.

Closing for now; must get to work.
Sweet days to you.

Ann

Spring is here!

Dear Friends of Flesor’s Candy Kitchen,

Flesor Candy KitchenSpring is here in Central Illinois and we’re enjoying the hyacinths and daffodils and tulips.  We and our customers bring fresh flowers in from our gardens to put on our tables.  Ann has gorgeous lilac bushes, so she is able to fill our restaurant candy store with that refreshing scent that somehow blends perfectly with our “base” aroma:  chocolate.

When DeeAnn and I were little girls here in Tuscola, Illinois, we used to make baskets out of construction paper on May Day.  We would fill them with garden flowers and some candy, place them on each friend’s doorstep, ring the door bell, and run.  Such fun. May also brings us high school graduations and university commencements.  So much is going on.

At Flesor’s Candy Kitchen we are getting ready for Mother’s Day, which is May 10th this year.  We have our traditional, gorgeous hat boxes (with matching purses) filled with your mother’s favorite chocolates.  We are also taking orders for chocolate-covered cherries and strawberries and taking reservations for Mother’s Day lunch.  On the menu is our customers’ favorite chicken walnut salad surrounded by fresh fruit and served with one of Joy’s amazing scones.  We’ve also found some high- quality flank steak that we’ll stuff with choice mushrooms, spinach and such and serve with grains, orzo, veggies and more tasty, good-for-you stuff. If you live nearby-ish or plan to be in our area on Mother’s Day, consider lunch or breakfast with us on Mother’s Day.  Visiting our store is an experience, a trip to the past (but with clean bathrooms).

Your confectioners,

Devon and Ann
The Flesor Sisters