I decided that the best way to honour Leslie would be to make something from one of her recipes and share the results with everyone at college.
So, sugarplums (that recipe makes about 20). Thanks Leslie.
UPDATE: Because Leslie's site doesn't seem to be there, here's her recipe:
1 cup raisins
1 cup bite-size pitted prunes
1 cup dates 1 cup currants
1 cup candied cherries, dried cherries, or dried cranberries
1 cup walnuts
1/2 to 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar (granulated sugar)
Using a meat grinder or a food processor, grind the fruit and nuts and mix well. Work into the mixture as much confectioners' sugar as it takes to form 1-inch balls. Roll in granulated sugar, then place on a rack to dry for 24 hours.