Artisan Chocolate Series, Part 3: Molded Chocolates
I’m not ready to let go of Valentine’s Day.
Really, it’s the combination of both the holiday and my birthday a few days earlier – I get spoiled with nearly a week of prolonged gifting and decadence, a chance to give back to the people I love and, of course, the perfect excuse to make a bundle of chocolates for gifting.
So whether you’re behind on your gifting, are just now getting around to seeing someone you love, or just aren’t prepared to cut off your chocolate supply cold-turkey, here’s another chance to impress yourself and others with newly acquired chocolate-making skills!
Artisan Chocolate Series, Part 1: Tempering
Full disclosure: I am not a bean-to-bar* chocolate operation.
I just want to lay it bare from the start.
My packaging can’t be framed in an art gallery, and I must even admit I have terrible luck growing a full, luscious beard, or even a respectable moustache.
That doesn’t mean I can’t make amazing artisan chocolates – and it shouldn’t stop you either.
Though I find the classic pastel pink, blue and yellow muffin tin liners to be perfectly adorable, its incredibly easy to make your own fancy-pants bakery-style parchment liners.
After whipping up a batch of autumn-inspired Turmeric Tea Spice Pumpkin Muffins, I knew ordinary just wouldnt do for these fragrant, tender beauties. This batch needed to be celebrated. Like, what would a muffin wear if it was accepting an award for being the best muffin ever? A timeless LBD is never a bad choice, but now is the time to shine in a dishy Prada, right?
I mean, if I was a couture-inclined muffin.
Nothing Says Romance Like Garlic
Who eats garlic pasta on a first date? It’s either a sign that you absolutely won’t be making out later, or that you are so comfortable with the person that you won’t even care that you both have toxic, anti-vampire garlic breath when the time comes.
I think it was the latter for me and Jason.
“Just go out with me once – if you don’t have a good time, I’ll never ask again.” Who can turn down a proposal like that?! It didn’t take much convincing, anyway. I could almost see my fate through the mist – I knew I wouldn’t say no. I knew I’d be saying yes for a long time.
Guess I was right.