Boy, is it hot in here or is it just us? Summer has been so much fun, with farmer’s market bounties of delightful strawberries and giant tomatoes; soaking in lakes, ponds, and kiddie pools; BBQs with friends; picking peaches on Sauvie Island; just plain porch sitting. The only thing we haven’t been able to do, is the ONE things we really want to do: make chocolate. It has been too dang hot, and chocolate hates hot, you guys. Portland summer, what gives? Don’t worry though we have finally given into the weather (now that summer is almost over) and armed ourselves with some AC. We’ve been prototyping and taste testing like you wouldn’t believe this whole week, which means chocolate bars are so close to being released into the wild!

Current kitchen jams: