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Popcorn White Chocolate

Chocolate Tempering Chocolate

Popcorn White Chocolate

I love playing with my food, especially dessert, chocolate.  Chocolate is the greatest blank canvas in which to embellish and you have the added benefit that it can melt both in your mouth and hands.  I’m thinking of finger painting my lips and giving someone a kiss.  Yes, chocolate, the amazing fun food, dessert.     The end of summer means fall is soon approaching and I start thinking about popcorn.  Popcorn...... buttery, rich, sticky caramel, cheese, spiced..... popcorn.  Ohhhhhh and popcorn can be as easy as putting an already weighed bag in the microwave, or putting kernels in an...

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Tempering Chocolate

Chocolate Tempering Chocolate

Tempering Chocolate

The fat in Chocolate is cocoa butter.  When making candies, sculptures and such, that fat must be tempered.  To temper is to take the Chocolate through three different heat temperatures.  The ending result is Chocolat that dries quickly, breaks with a snap and has a beautiful appearance and mouth feel.      

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You are so marvelous

You are so marvelous

It’s not always easy being here.  And we aren’t the kindest people.  But you’re here, you’ve made it this far and you have purpose.  Release yesterday’s pain, heartache, addiction.  You are so amazing. You are so unbelievably magnificent.  You are beautiful.  You are strong. You got this, now go enjoy your life and some chocolate.     You, are important.   MY NEXT FARMERS MARKET DATE IS SATURDAY, JUNE 16

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The Farmers Market May - November

The Farmers Market May - November

MY NEXT DATE IS SATURDAY, JULY 14    The 2018 Downtown Evanston Farmers Market (https://www.cityofevanston.org/residents/farmers-market) opened Saturday, May 5th behind the Hilton Garden Inn Hotel at 1818 Maple Avenue, Evanston, Illinois. I am honored to be a part of it. It’s been two years since I was last here as a vendor, but after arriving and setting up, I am home again.  “Thank you” to those who welcomed me back and remembered me, and “thank you” to those who invested in me for the first time.  I have to admit I wasn’t completely prepared. As I rushed from my home...

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Podcast Interview

Podcast Interview

I invite you to learn a little bit more about me and this journey, love affair I have with chocolates and pastries.   Interviewed by Lisa Degliantoni  http://ow.ly/Vlv930iaaqk 

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