Sunday, October 28, 2012

While the cocoa pods are growing….

We are organizing our wares for the 
Christmas Market with a Difference

Shake, shake from the Bolly tree…

Vetiver sachet

Bundles of calabash

Cocoa tea anybody?

Cocoa Tea recipe from Diamond Estate Grenada

Cocoa tea is a rich, local breakfast drink. In olden times, tiny flour
dumplings were boiled in the cocoa tea, making the drink a complete
meal -- the cocoa tea being the drink and the dumplings replacing the

1/2 cup grated local cocoa stick or 70%dark chocolate
2 cups water
1 cup milk (cream, 2%coconut milk, or low-fat)
Sugar to sweeten
2 whole cardamon
Bay leaf
1 Tablespoon cornstarch

Put water to boil with cinnamon and bay leaf. Boil for about 15
minutes. Grate cocoa stick and add to boiling water; boil for another
10 minutes. Add cream (or evaporated milk, 2%coconut milk, or low-fat
milk to reduce calories). Sweeten to taste. Don't forget the nutmeg Mix
the cornstarch with water and slowly add to the boiling mixture,
stirring all the time.  Strain and serve.

Donkey Eye
A seed from a vine that grows in the lush tropical forest
Used as a good luck charm….

Red Bead Tree
Adenanthera pavonina
Seeds have long been a symbol of love ...

Come join us at the Christmas Market with a Difference
in Hanover, New Hampshire
1st, 2nd, & 3rd of November 2012
Thursday & Friday 10-6 p.m.
Saturday 10-1 p.m.

Monday, October 22, 2012