The Year of Cozy: Fruit Sugars

Desserts, DIY, Homemade

The Year of Cozy: Fruit Sugars

Today is the day! The Year of Cozy: 125 Recipes, Crafts and Other Homemade Adventures is out in the world. I hope you love it. I hope you think it’s fun and inspiring and funny and more fun.

When I set out to make this book I wanted it to be a bit different than this blog; I wanted it to be an extension, tell a slightly different story. It is just that. It’s a story about working through all the muck that is our mundane and very normal and, often times, challenging lives. It’s about controlling what you can in life because sometimes things aren’t so easy. One thing I found I could control was my thoughts, how I spent my free time and my perspective. I know this idea sounds a bit lofty and it sort of is. The inspiration came from listening to This is Water by David Foster Wallace, a life-changing listen (if you haven’t, I highly recommend it).

The Year of Cozy: Fruit Sugars

While the book’s introduction may sound a bit like, ok calm down, Adrianna, the rest of the book is happy. It’s broken up into sections: “Make,” “Live, “Do.” There are DIYs, recipes and ideas to make your day a bit sweeter.

There’s also a ton of Amelia. Hello grain-free doggie doughnuts!

Today I’m sharing a recipe for Fruit Sugars. It took me a looooong time to figure out this recipe and when I finally nailed it, I felt silly because it really couldn’t be simpler. Freeze dried fruit is pulsed in a food processor and then mixed with sugar and a teeny bit of water. As you mix the two vigorously with your fingers, the sugar will take on the fruit’s color. I think it’s beautiful.

Put this sugar in tea. Sprinkle it on cookies. Put it on all the things!!!

The Year of Cozy: Fruit Sugars

The Year of Cozy: Fruit Sugars

The Year of Cozy: Fruit Sugars

The Year of Cozy: Fruit Sugars

The Year of Cozy: Fruit Sugars

I’m not sure you know how much A Cozy Kitchen means to me. I imagine you don’t because I don’t really talk about it all that often, do I?

The whole world could be crumbling, but as long as I can bake and cook and shoot and do it with Amelia by my side and you reading, all will be ok.

This space encourages me, it inspires me, you inspire me. Thank you so much for hearing my very hormotional rant right now. Thank you for spending your hard-earned money on my book. And thank you for simply being here and reading this. I appreciate you all so very much.



Order The Year of Cozy
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Bowls from Suite One Studio (who made so many beautiful pieces in the book)
Listen to me on The One Plant Podcast with Jessica Murnane discussing all things The Year of Cozy (plus, she’s giving away a book! You just have to answer the question: Who do you want to cozy up with? Bowchicabowow!)

The Year of Cozy: Fruit Sugars

The Year of Cozy: Fruit Sugars

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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Serving Size: 1 cup fruit sugar


  • 1/2 cup freeze dried fruit, (peach, pineapple, blueberries, strawberries)
  • 1 cup pure cane sugar


  • In a blender or food processor, pulse until the mixture resembles a powder. In a bowl, combine the powdered freeze-dried fruit and sugar; add 1/8 teaspoon water. Rub the entire mixture vigorously with your hands until the sugar turns the color of the fruit.
  • Transfer to a parchment-lined baking sheet and spread out the sugar evenly. Place the baking sheet near a sunny window to dry for 1 to 2 hours. Store in an airtight container for up to 6 months.
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  • Reply may dem tien July 4, 2018 at 11:41 pm

    Thank you good

  • Reply máy đếm tiền giá tốt February 18, 2018 at 6:39 pm


  • Reply camera cp plus December 15, 2017 at 1:01 am

    Thanks you, i like it

  • Reply may dem tien September 19, 2016 at 3:34 pm

    Awesome post.

  • Reply Ana @ Ana's Rocket Ship February 27, 2016 at 8:58 am

    Congratulations on your book! I love how pretty these look!!!

  • Reply Priyanka October 21, 2015 at 9:54 am

    These are beautiful looking cookies! I would now like to steal this idea for my sister’s baby shower (imagine a cute little baby related stamp with the fruit sugars…just adorable!)

    are those sugar cookies? do you have a traditional sugar cookie recipe (the two on your blog sound amazing but I think I want something more traditional for these ladies)

  • Reply Jessica October 9, 2015 at 5:37 pm

    This is GENIUS! That cute little stamper. Yet another idea I want to steal from you…acknowledgements page, anyone? Congrats x 1,000,000 on a gorgeous book and can’t wait to give it as a hostess gift to everyone I know.

    By the way, I want to get cozy with a Dr. J.

  • Reply Ambar October 9, 2015 at 7:23 am

    awww!! you are seriously the sweetest! I always think the same way. My blog means the world to me. Listen! Hard work always pays off. Your readers will ADORE your book.& this recipe!? Seriously!? I’ve never heard of fruit sugar. this is amazing & easy! I love your ranting so rant on! 🙂

  • Reply Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungry October 8, 2015 at 9:36 am

    Congrats on the book! It looks beautiful just like these fruit sugars. I’m eagerly waiting for my copy to arrive in the mail so I can get baking.

  • Reply Emily | Robust Recipes October 8, 2015 at 8:03 am

    The fruit sugar is such a cute idea. It reminds me of the colored sugar crystals that I used to decorate cookies as a kid. The fruit sugar looks like much healthier, natural option. I will NEED to give it a try sometime soon.

    Congrats on your book. What a huge accomplishment! 🙂

  • Reply 聚享游 October 6, 2015 at 10:36 pm

    推广第一名 壕奖10088元!

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