Freestyle Friday: chocolate for dinner

I love creative cooks! I introduced Red Gem’s chocolate chemist Livy Tarbert to the world, after all.

But she’s not the only one out there being inventive with ancient yet fresh ingredients.

So how about a grilled cheese sandwich made with parmesan and dark chocolate?

Or a pear-apple salad with chocolate vinaigrette? Isn’t that the perfect recipe to blend Corsair’s Cove’s chocolate shop stories with the orchard stories that we Corsettes are getting ready to serve up later this year?

Bread and cheese, fruit and greens…really, it doesn’t get healthier than that!

Jackie Freeman writes about these recipes and more on the KCTS website. I, for one, am very grateful.

Happy Friday,


Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!

There are many legends about Ireland’s foremost patron saint, and we love them all! It’s said he used the three leaves of the shamrock to explain the Holy Trinity so, because Saint Patrick’s Day falls within Lent, restrictions on drinking alcohol were lifted for the day.┬áIt became a tradition to drown the shamrock by putting it in the bottom of a glass and filling it with beer or whisky, hence the modern tradition of drinking green beer on March 17th.

Here at Corsair’s Cove we’ve left out the shamrock, but the gang at Zephyr’s Rest and the Corsettes (the Corsair’s Cove creators) wish you fair winds, following seas, and a very happy Saint Patrick’s Day!