…to every one who sent me suggestions on where to find lye these last few days. From candle and soap-making supply stores to Mexican groceries to Asian markets to Amish general stores, I had no idea there were so may potential sources of lye or very close equivalents. Due to a combination of weather, proximity, time and a generally hectic schedule, I wasn’t able to put my hand to any of it. But I’m going to make some very nice pretzels just the same (I’ll also make a mental note to be more organized next time). I’ll tell you about my fallback strategy as the day goes on.