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December 2015: Chocolate & Christmas on the Cape

Ah, the return after your first long trip abroad. The return to routine. My long-awaited chocolate making equipment arrived this month, and it marked the beginning of an era. I made a goat’s milk chocolate, and saw family on Cape Cod, for the last time for a long time.​ Days Danced: 9! Days Sick: 2 …

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On My Grinder— Well, Cleaning It.

On the farm here in northern Ecuador, we pick and process cacao every other Thursday, allowing us to control each step of the bean-to-bar chocolate making process. Preparing the Premiere Wonder Grinder Part of our weeks-long chocolate making endeavor is the simultaneous grinding & conching of the fermented & dried & newly-roasted cacao beans. To do this in a more …

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