So I have this friend who has recently moved here from the East Coast and wants to try all the tasty Portland things.
Woodblock Chocolate company is one of them, and all I knew of them is that they make great cocoa nibs that I have in my pantry.
But apparently they are a store and you can watch them make chocolate.
So for Fourth of July I made a tart that required a vanilla bean pod to make vanilla bean brown butter.
I had never used vanilla bean before so this was an exciting experience.
Last week I decided to make the same tart again because I had raspberries in my freezer and the other half of the vanilla bean from July.
This autumn it seems that donuts are following me to my workplace and my friends are requesting to go in search of them over the weekend.
And people are just eating them around me in general.