I had the pleasure of visiting with Lisa Linegar hoping to understand her job a little better and stumbled upon a goldmine of inspiration and refreshing selflessness. Lisa has devoted the last 10 years to one of the toughest and unrecognized jobs around; a dispatcher for the Homer, Alaska area.Read More
All over Alaska, in shops you will find, varieties and versions of moose nuggets. Some find them boring, others disgusting, but we find ours divine! Use them as a joke or a small tasty treat, either way know that there is more to THIS yummy sweet.Read More
One of the obvious characteristics of our chocolate is that it is made in Alaska. Our chocolates reflect this with ingredients, aesthetics, and their names. Our current truffle collection is our staple product. They will be available year round, even when seasonal truffles and chocolate products are available. We wanted to share with our non-Alaskan readers and followers what the truffle names mean. Some are obvious while others are an attempt at introducing some lightheartedness.Read More
As it stands, we are 2 weeks and 2 days away from going live. Scary yet exhilarating! We hope you’ll follow along our journey and grab some sweet things for the road!Read More
Chocolate is my life, but there are a few other things I enjoy on a higher plane than most. Food, music (dancing), and quirky creative things top my charts. Years ago, I was introduced to Lila Downs.Read More
"What is done in love is done well" - Vincent Van Gogh
While we are on the subject of love… I have to tell you… I am DEEPLY, INTENSELY, FIERCELY in love with the floor in the chocolate factory.Read More
Ever heard of Tow Mater? He is a character on the Disney cartoon series Cars. (We watch the movie series on repeat because of our 2 year old.) In the second movie, Mater, who is rusty and full of dents, explains to a secret agent that his dents are too valuable to be fixed. They are mementos he acquired while spending time with his best friend.Read More
In honor of National Chocolate Cake Day, Saturday, 27 January, I decided to make an alternative cake. One whose focus was chocolate, but not a traditional fluffy decadent piece of I-only-eat-one-slice-when-it-is-my-cheat-day kind of chocolate cake.Read More
The calm before the storm… There is an eerie quiet before a storm hits. An uncomfortable silence, that at first, you welcome as an excuse to take a deep breath, and then suddenly realize is not a calm at all, but a warning. Something BIG is coming!Read More
“Quietly endure, silently suffer, and patiently wait.” - Martin Luther King Jr.
Thank you, Sir, for the legacy you left and the wisdom of how we should live our lives. Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day everybody. Patience is hard to come by, but with practice, it is completely attainable. This week, the build has taught us all about patience.Read More
Yellow is replaced with, drum roll please...PINK. Not my favorite color, but today the sight of freshly blown-in fiberglass insulation in a pastel pink has me swooning!Read More
How exciting is it when a cadre of bearded fellows decked out in Carhart, tool belts, work boots, carrying equipment you daydream of using, come sauntering up to your site ready to work?
Today, for me and my family, nothing is more true than: Chase moments, not things. David and I decided that this would be our mantra; chasing and appreciating the moments we create and experience. We not only cherish the good moments, we cherish the uncomfortable, stress-filled moments. Out of one of these distressing moments came relief in the form of: CHOCOLATE.Read More