Cocoa bean sacks and bad backs – Week 51

Week 51 notables. Monday – Since it was 33 degrees at 6:00am (according to accu weather, but there was a...

Peppermint Chocolate Bark

Peppermint Chocolate Bark

This last Saturday was a fun day at the Tejas Chocolate craftory.  My oldest daughter Chelsea has been nagging me...

International Chocolate Awards

Update-  Our Capistrano bar made with Madagascar Cacao won Silver for USA dark plain bars. Tejas Chocolate was recently honored...

Storing Chocolate

Storing Chocolate

But first a little story Leaving the grocery store these days can be tricky at times.  Seems there are more...

How Many Cocoa Beans Are in a Chocolate Bar?

How Many Cocoa Beans Are in a Chocolate Bar?

A couple of weeks ago we put on a demonstration of bean to bar chocolate making at Bernhardt Winery as...

Winnowing Cocoa Beans

One of the more challenging steps in making chocolate is removing the outer shell of the cocoa bean leaving only...

All Day

All Day

It’s Saturday morning.  Michelle is practicing her sleep in routine.  Gus, the Border Collie, is on full back yard squirrel...

ChocolateFest Grapevine, TX

ChocolateFest in Grapevine, TX is an annual fund raising event for Traveler’s Aid DFW.  Tammy Hingtgen, Director of Operations, discovered...

Chocolate + Coffee = Random Outbursts of Joy

Chocolate + Coffee = Random Outbursts of Joy

As Valentines Day thoughts start to bubble through my mind, I thought a more detailed explanation of the gift set...

Dark Joy

Dark Joy

Dark. That’s a complicated word for me. Thoughts that jump into my head are: This movie is dark.  As in...