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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Before Lune

Before Lune Chocolat opened in the village last year the best candy maker in the neighborhood was my neighbor, Doris. Her specialties, caramels and toffee, are every bit as good as any professional products. Now that she's learning about couverture chocolate and tempering I'm lucky to be her taster!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Abbey Hot Lips

Abbey Hot Lips
60% dark chocolate with rum and habanero infused ganache 
with a dark base center and locally grown peppers

I am long overdue in mentioning the new chocolate makers in the village, Michael & Emily Woloszyn of Lune Chocolat. They are making truly edible art with the most amazing fillings even for someone like myself who prefers a plain dark chocolate bar to pound of Godiva any day. My favorite is their Abbey Hot Lips and I'm hoping my valentine comes through with a couple today.


Tuesday, February 7, 2012

"Kisses On the Bottom"

An early valentine to myself. I heard "Get Yourself Another Fool" on MVY radio a few weeks ago and made sure I downloaded the album first thing today. Lovely. Thank you Sir Paul.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Jon Stadt & Flour City Pasta

David Lassman / The Post-Standard

One of the busiest vendors at The Regional Market is Jon Stadt of Flour City Pasta. I wasn't shopping for pasta yesterday but I stopped in my tracks when I saw a bag of Red Fife flour amidst the boxes of pasta. I couldn't be more pleased to discover one of my favorite bread flours is now being grown and milled locally.

Neil Miller of Farmshed Nation was also at the market yesterday and posted some wonderful photos of Jon and his beautiful new grain mill.