Bean To Bon Bon?

What was I thinking? I mean making micro-batch chocolate is a great experiment. I appreciate the nuances and the art of making a great chocolate. There are many venerable institutions who have  and will continue to make great chocolate. So why am I embarking on this venture? Its not like I cant just buy Felchlin, ..

Chocolate as a Cultural Blend

Obviously, if you have read my previous posts, I am not normal. I live life to it’s fullest and experience all it has to offer in heaping helpings. So be it. The world is an amazing place and the various cultures of the planet all have something to offer us. Last night that became as ..

Chocolate Rocks!

wow. what a week. First the melter goes out and we need an electrician. Of course one of our suppliers is 3 days late with the custom fondant, naturally. This slows production of a couple of things down but they will just have to wait…. Why? Because Bob Dylan is in Oregon this week! Every ..

Chocolate Harvest Moon

“I know I’m not alone…” sings Michael Franti,¬† but I am certain he isn’t talking about these werewolf-like nights of this, the Harvest Moon in October. Normally the harvest moon comes in September bringing with it the early bright light traditionally allowing farmers to work after dark during the crucial harvest. Once in a blue ..

Chocolate Across The Pond!!

So…. martin has asked for an “across the pond” perspective on the upcoming festivities and I am going to attempt to keep you updated on all things chocolate from the great state of Oregon. We are immersed in it. We live eat and breathe the stuff. From making our our own micro-batch “bean to bon ..