Chocolates from Seattle, that city

In a more affluent year than 2009 my brother and sister in law gave me chocolates from fran’s, located in Seattle. (They live in Seattle, too.) I had heard of fran’s years ago (but what’s with the lowercase name? In elegant wedding-announcement type script, yet?) There were only 6 chocolates in the box. I ate them all, and forced myself to limit it to one a day, to savor them….

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How to make guilty honey toast.

I have a bad carbon footprint for making toast. On the other hand, I switched from white bread to grainy or dark bread years ago, so that part is good. For me, that is. (I like bagels and English muffins  and crumpets to be grainy, too!) I like bread hot and cooked, but I don’t like toasters. Too slow. Or toaster ovens. (What is the point of them again? I…

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Baking chocolate – it’s big, baby.

It comes in hunks. Slabs. It smells up the whole bag you carry it in, and you want to keep sniffing it. Baking chocolate is when quality really counts. But unless you bake two similar items, at the same time, using different chocolates – and I’m not a scientist – it’s a little hard to compare them. I can’t remember the details, but I bought a 10 pounder at Trader…

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