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...
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
What says seasons greeting better then the gift of chocolate. This season I am featuring Trinitario hybrid cacao beans from small farms in La Masica, Honduras. The beans are flavorful without any bitterness or astringency which translates to a well fermented bean. The flavor profile is that of a little fruitiness with notes of honey, cedar and sandal wood. An interesting mix of flavors indeed that will result in a delicious smooth creamy chocolate. For those of you that don’t know me, I make chocolate from scratch, from bean to bar in Evanston. I am the Picasso of Chocolate.
Fall feels and smells of the holiday. I close my eyes and see chocolates, wrapping paper, candies, pies and smiling faces as they gather. Fall brings us home and with thoughts of home I am thinking of what I can create for you to celebrate and share with others. The scent of cinnamon just came to mind, pillowy clouds of marshmallows to float atop caramel hot chocolate. I'm excited and just wanted you to know, I am preparing for you.