BOND ARTISAN FOODS
Aren't Grandmothers Great?
Who hasn't had the experience of sitting in the kitchen watching
(or helping!) your grandmother cook or bake?
For me it was helping her bake. She had her specialties: peanut butter cookies, doughnuts, pan bread, sugar cookies, and a Norwegian flat bread called Lefse. That time in the kitchen with her has created many wonderful memories. The warmth of the kitchen, the quiet focus of mixing, rolling, baking. I loved the process of it all. And in the end, something delicious to eat and share. I was hooked.
And now after 50 years in the kitchen I have developed my own specialties: artisan breads, cookies, crackers, pizza, brewing kombucha, and most recently, bean to bar chocolate and raw honey from my backyard bees.
Although not baking, a recent hobby is beekeeping. I have a few hives in my backyard and if everything goes right, I get honey.
1 lb. glass jars
$9 each or $8 each for 2 or more jars.
Also available in 1/2 lb. glass jars for $5 each
A CHOCOLATIER MAKES CHOCOLATES
A CHOCOLATE-MAKER MAKES CHOCOLATE
I MAKE CHOCOLATE
Chocolate has terroir. Cocoa beans develop unique flavors based on where they are grown. The mineral content of the soil, the angle of the sun, the amount of water, all of these things and more contribute to the individual taste of a bar of chocolate made exclusively from beans of a single location.
The fun and challenging part is bringing out the flavors inherent in whatever beans I am working with. Will there be fruity notes? Floral or earthy notes? Will it have a long lasting finish? All of these things are in the bean. It is the chocolate maker’s job to bring the strongest qualities of each location’s beans into the bar.
All Bond Chocolate is:
Cocoa beans, cane sugar, and just a touch of cocoa butter
Country of origin: Bolivia - Itenez Direct Trade
Manufacture date: 10-28-20
Batch #: 048
Weight 2oz (57 grams)
Tasting notes: Wowzer! This is a chocolate bomb! Chewy, thick, heavy mouthfeel, deep and rich chocolate flavor.
$7.00 each or $6.00 each for 2 or more bars
Made with Spent Grain From Sketchbook Brewery
A crispy crunchy sourdough cracker made with 50% whole wheat that is freshly ground in my home mill. Featuring spent grain from Sketchbook Brewery for even more flavor, fiber, and protein. Topped with:
Freshly Ground Pepper
6 oz. bag
1500 Crain St. Evanston, IL 60202