Sunday, November 6, 2011

ChocolateBet: November 6, 2011

Chocolate of the Day:

2 pieces
Chocolate Visions
"Wild" Strawberry
Weight: .8 oz. (22.6 g.) (estimate)
Calories: 120 calories (estimate)
Cost: $4.00 - for 2 pieces
Purchased from: Chocolate Visions, in Scotts Valley, CA

I have tiny "Swiss" mountain strawberries growing in my yard. They are great for snacking -- for several months of the year here in California; and they're much hardier than the larger strawberries one sees in grocery stores.

I've never made strawberry vodka from my little yard berries (by soaking them in vodka for several weeks or months). That is the first step in making "wild" strawberries -- a la today's chocolates from Chocolate Visions (Scotts Valley, CA), where homemade strawberry vodka was mixed with cream and Belgian bittersweet chocolate. The quality of chocolate was high and the concept was fun; but don't expect a fresh strawberry taste or texture. These might be enjoyable with a warm scone or English Muffin with strawberry preserves,

Today was Day #6 of Chocolate and Garden Grown Theme Week.

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