amano chocolate: guess the country of origin

My absolute favorite chocolate maker in the world (and I mean that literally) is getting a new bar ready for production.  To celebrate, they’re offering up a year’s supply of chocolate for someone who can guess the country of origin.  Amano does amazing things with single-origin chocolate that really bring out the flavor of the… Continue reading amano chocolate: guess the country of origin

Dear Santa: Here’s my wishlist for 2010

Dear Santa — WTF, dude?  I mean, I know we haven’t talked in like 25 years or something, but really?  Cancelling the best show on TV (Dollhouse, duh), and what do we get instead in 2010?  Freaking Caprica?  Are you on drugs?  And don’t even get me started on Stargate: Universe…or, rather Stargate: Who’s Driving this Bus?… Continue reading Dear Santa: Here’s my wishlist for 2010

spicy aztec coffee

we’ve been out of (flavored) creamer, so i invented this.  i’ve decided it’s awesome. 2 heaping tsp Lake Champlain Spicy Aztec Hot Chocolate (if you needed to, the Allegro Mayan Drinking Chocolate that you can get from Whole Foods would probably work) Coffee (maybe slightly less than you’d usually pour into your cup) Creamer/Milk/Half & Half (i think this… Continue reading spicy aztec coffee

food blog returns: halloween candy meltdown (literally)

so i was really aggravated last night.  we just had a major reset done in the cheese department, and i was focusing on the case, figuring out what i should cut.  there was some chocolate that i needed to deal with and my big, pretty display i built a couple months ago got pulled down… Continue reading food blog returns: halloween candy meltdown (literally)

new topic: cheese. discuss.

erin thinks i should write about my cheese exploits.  because it’s at least as exciting as anything else i ever write about. …she probably has a point. so. today i discovered cowgirl creamery.  they’re based in petaluma, ca and we got some MT TAM in (named after mount tamalpais).  not only is it a good… Continue reading new topic: cheese. discuss.