I’ve been cooking things in syrup a lot, over the last couple of months.
They look so unpromising before you poach them, and then they look like jewels…
They looked so beautiful peeled, almost translucent, that I almost regretted poaching them. Almost.
I tried my hand at candying citron from scratch for the first time. It looked so pretty, after the boiling
Then, like the quinces, it ended up looking like jewels
And the angelica I candied had that quality as well: