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Since I have moved most of my things to a nice new commercial kitchen downtown, I thought I’d lay low for Valentine’s Day even though it’s a pretty significant holiday for me. I wanted to get used to the new digs. I wanted to ease into the process of being there.

Easier said than done!

I used to be able to get away with three pounds of chocolate in a machine that holds ten. Now it’s normal for me to put at least five pounds but more often than not I use seven. I have two of these large machines and two small machines. I’m thinking of adding a holding tank for tempered chocolate that holds twenty five pounds. It’s like being Willie Wonka! I love this work.

I was asked by a member about the kitchen, the process of making chocolate and I thought I’d share.

This is what it looks like when the molds are ready

This is what seven pounds of melted chocolate looks like

This is what it looks like when the molds are filled

This is the third installment of a fifty box order for a flower farm on Maui

And this is my new kitchen

Happy Valentine’s Day!


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