Posts Categorized: Travel and Stories

Chocolate Tasting at Cacao in Portland, Oregon

by: fabiola in: Dessert, Travel and Stories
Chocolate Tasting at Cacao in Portland, Oregon

Yes, you read that right.  I tasted chocolate from all over the world for two hours straight.  High end, high percentage cacao, glorious chocolate.  It would be cool to take your family there for the holidays on a rainy day.  I was there to end my quarter with my fellow students and instructor for …

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Chocolates and Confections Class Comes to an End…

by: fabiola in: Travel and Stories
Chocolates and Confections Class Comes to an End...

My final in this class was to make a hexagon chocolate box using various methods.  Perfectly tempered chocolate, which I managed to do.  Use texture sheets like the little rounds decors, piping chocolate, the white on the top, a way to open the box, and glue these components together using chocolate.  All …

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Woodblock Chocolates Tour in Portland, Oregon

by: fabiola in: Travel and Stories
Woodblock Chocolates Tour in Portland, Oregon

Speaking of chocolate!  I am in a chocolates and confections class after all.  Earlier in the quarter we had a field trip to a local bean to bar chocolate makers, Woodblock Chocolates.

There are very few bean to bar small scale chocolatiers in The United States.  It is a grueling process, …

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A Day at the Farm on Farm Day, Naturally

by: fabiola in: Travel and Stories
A Day at the Farm on Farm Day, Naturally

I was asked by Chef Schrieber at school if I wanted to visit the farm I worked on for another event.  I of course said yes.  It was for Farm Day on Sauvie Island, north of Portland.  The Sauvie Island Center is a non profit center that brings kids out to the …

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Summer Class Comes to an End…

by: fabiola in: Travel and Stories
Summer Class Comes to an End...

As the summer comes to a close, so does another culinary class. I am excited to have another class under my belt, more knowledge, and confidence. I am working on it! This class was the European Cakes and Tortes Class. Basically as the title explains, we made many varieties of …

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A Day in the Life…

by: fabiola in: Travel and Stories
A Day in the Life...

I wanted to share what I have been up to lately.  I am obviously still in school, I have a few more quarters to go!  Along the way I have learned so much, and met many people who are pretty amazing.  I feel that way about life in general, but in regards …

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Advanced Cakes and Desserts Class and a One Year Old Birthday Boy!

by: fabiola in: Travel and Stories

I thought it might be fun to share what I have been doing for the last few months in class. I have tons of photos, and I always share them on my Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, but I have never done a post about them, so here you go. The …

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