Introduction to Intensive Ingredients 5: Hard Candy

This entry is part 7 of 7 in the series The Making of Things

Flavoured cocoas were difficult. Initially, we experimented with ground whole herb.  In some cases, like cinnamon, this works.  In most others, it does not. The flavour is there, but the texture leaves a bit to be desired. So we started casting about for other options.  We have a couple that Continue Reading →

Time-Lost Update Post

This entry is part 9 of 16 in the series Periodic Updates

Life, Our Universe, and Pets: So…  been a while.  Completely unintended. 2016 has so far been the year of learning that I need to be a little more careful in how much I do and how often and when.  The body I live in is pretty beaten up, and it Continue Reading →

Goat Side of the Moon (Dark Chocolate Goat’s Milk Cocoa)

It took us far too long to realize that we should create instant cocoas to stand alongside our more time-intensive versions. We began with using goat’s milk powder, because we realized we could.  I’ve always preferred the taste of goat’s milk, and my digestive system handles it far better than Continue Reading →

Chronic Pain, Hot Beverage Alchemy, and a little Parkour….

This entry is part 8 of 16 in the series Periodic Updates

Occasionally our work of tea has unforeseen, hilarious, and somewhat dangerous side effects. The morning we finished the R&D part of creating our goat’s milk cocoas was one of these times. We had finished the testing, with near a quart of tests consumed during the process, and were tossing about Continue Reading →

Periodic Updates (10/31/15)

This entry is part 7 of 16 in the series Periodic Updates

Life, Our Universe, and Pets: The plan was for weekly updates, it really was. Then again, it has been a fairly busy and complicated month. Mister Tea volunteered to work the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.  I’m not sure how well known this particular Albuquerque event is, but I know that Continue Reading →