Friday, October 24, 2014
Monday, September 29, 2014
In honor of National Coffee Day, we suggest enjoying your daily cup with some deep, dark chocolate (are you surprised?). A mocha, a small square of chocolate submerged in your espresso, coffee ice cream with a fudgy chocolate sauce, or a pour-over with a lovely, smooth bar on the side (we found a 65% bar studded with sea salt did the trick quite well, although a bar loaded with roasted coffee beans & almonds takes the cake), it's all good. Enjoy!
Thursday, September 25, 2014
We dried a bunch of enormous, juicy blackberries from Walker Farm after tossing them in a pool of port wine, & paired them with an Ecuador dark chocolate & beautiful black Hawaiian sea salt. Salty, tart & deeply dark, these rustic little tablets exude mystery & pair wonderfully with a spicy zinfandel or shiraz, or a rich tawny port.
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Rich, creamy fall flavors inspired by the leaves taking on their first blush: dark chocolate porcini mushroom with burnt caramel & homegrown rosemary domes; a deep chocolate local chèvre terrine with local honey & a whiff of our own homegrown lavender blossoms; & sweet & spicy local chili pepper caramel with locally grown Thai basil & lime zest. Time to open a tempranillo!
Friday, September 5, 2014
Pretty little local husk (ground) cherries from Walker Farm dipped in a 64% Madagascar chocolate are ready for a cocktail party. From the same family as the tomatillo, these delicious little fruits have a sweet & creamy gooseberry/blueberry/melon-y flavor, perfectly set off by the fruity & tangy chocolate variety. We suggest a glass of Roussanne to go with. Bon appétit!
Monday, September 1, 2014
This weekend in the test kitchen, a combination of delicious nutty dark chocolate, a whiff of the creamiest & richest smelling maple sugar we've ever tasted in Vermont (& yes, we've had many over the years!), & applewood smoked sea salt just made us actually look forward to winter. And snow. And the bitter cold. Behold, the power of chocolate.