My chocolate business (called Ultimately Chocolate) seems to be getting busier each year, and this Fall has surprised me with just how busy I have been. September and October have flown by, and I've been making chocolate truffles, toffees, tarts, TOFFLEs, jack-o-lanterns, pumpkin-spiced meltaways, chocolate on sticks, and - as you read in the last post - bean-to-bar chocolate non-stop lately for a variety of events and for my recently expanded list of retailers. Oh, and I've been making some Piecakens too for our Canadian Thanksgiving, and for a restaurant customer.
And I'm not only making product for Christmas, I'm also ordering new Christmas gift packaging, and even thinking ahead to Valentine's Day packaging for February 2017! So I just can't seem to find time to sit down to the computer these days to write. But I have not given up; I still have a lot to share with you about tasting and working with chocolate. I am still tasting chocolate every single day. Moreover, I will be in Seattle for the Northwest Chocolate Festival, so I plan to buy a boatload of chocolate to write about on this blog!
The pictures below are just a few of the chocolate (and dessert) projects I have been working on.
I look forward to writing more, very very soon! Meanwhile, feel free to touch base on Twitter (@ultimatelychoc) or Instagram (@ultimatelychocolate) if you have any chocolaty questions or just want to chat.
|Meet Piecaken. This is a pumpkin pie inside a cheesecake. |
I know, right? This is my other food-related hobby.
Get the recipe on: www.piecaken.blogspot.com.
|My new Buttermilk chocolate bar - made from bean-to-bar!|
Available at select retailers and online soon at:
|My chocolate at a pumpkin festival in Northern Ontario!|
|Some small-batch bean-to-bar chocolate that I made |
- stay tuned, the Buttermilk bar is launching soon!
|Deliciously smooth and decadent hazelnut meltaway truffles. |
These will be available in short supply for Christmas,
in cute little red boxes at select retailers.
|Freshly dipped organic pumpkin-spiced white chocolate meltaways.|