The Northwest Chocolate Festival

The Northwest Chocolate Festival is one of the biggest chocolate festivals in Northern America. And unlike many of the smaller fair-like chocolate festivals I've been to, the NW Chocolate Festival is more focused on the trendy bean-to-bar movement. I was very surprised to meet just as much chocolate professionals as enthusiasts in the crowd! There were several trends … Continue reading The Northwest Chocolate Festival

Sights and Sounds: Pacific Northwest

  Day 1 Since our 4-state road trip last year, I've been looking forward to our next great adventure! So when I found out about the Northwest Chocolate Festival, my chocolatier-self found a perfect excuse to drag my husband for another road trip! Unfortunately, with our hectic year-end schedule, we only had 4 days to … Continue reading Sights and Sounds: Pacific Northwest

Of Diner and Farmer’s Market

Sacramento, once held the "City of Trees", has recently been named the "Farm to Fork Capital". And rightfully so, its conveniently nestled among many farms in the region. So what better way to spend an after-brunch meal than going to the Certified Farmer's Market. First, without any planned restaurant, my husband and I decided to … Continue reading Of Diner and Farmer’s Market