Freshly roasted cocoa beans
It is in times like this when everyone is put on hold, you had your 5 weeks of sun this year and rain is just coming down like it meant to be, one becomes creative and does things out of the norm. Having aquired raw Peruvian cocoa beans, roasted those and the kitchen smelled like Brownies. Winnowing the skins of the beans it is hartly to believe that chocolate bars are made of these. No I am not tempted to make a Kit-Kat bar, just working my next experiment. Cooking and chemistry are going hand in hand and I love both.
And then there is the planning of dinner, Wrekin Blue and spinach raviolis and clafoutis for after.
see you next.