Wrapping up Black Mountain…

It is raining like crazy outside. Still dark, even the sun has decided to take a day off, it seems. I have a huge backpack loaded with work that needs to be done by Tuesday, a kitchen in which every cabinet door is open, overflowing with items laying on the counters, on the dinner table, over the piano and on several chairs due to my pitiful attempt to reorganize. I don’t have eggs in the fridge, nor lettuce, tomatoes, or any substantial vegetable.

Even milk can not take it anymore and is about to expire.

What to do on a gloomy Sunday morning? Before tackling work and the kitchen, I will enjoy a cup of coffee while sharing my last Black Mountain pictures and my favorite chocolate vendor, and then I will procrastinate a little bit more by visiting my friends’ blogs and Pinterest maybe. Hey, it is Sunday, after all :)

I would like to introduce my favorite chocolate maker ever! All his chocolates are dark and has enriched with other flavors as well. Every sample I tried was great, so I ended up buying lots of bars that day. I probably spent the most of my time hovering around his stand. He also sells cocoa nibs which I have been trying to find in Charlotte area with no luck and has savory cocoa rubs for meat. Here is his link: http://www.blackmountainchocolate.com/


And my little monkeys, our nieces Olivia and Isabella, who made our trip so much fun:


So, after a full speed summer, I think I am ready for my stews, breads, soups, hectic schedule of holiday season, rain, wind, even for snow (Yes! Yes! Pleeeasee!!).

Disclosure: No, I did not get paid by the chocolate vendor nor given free chocolate to take home except for the four little bites of samples from his stand that I ate right away. He does not even know I have a food blog or that I will share his link with you. I am just impressed by people’s stories who can drop their careers to follow something they are passionate about and who are not scared from starting at square one years later.



  1. by kitchenriffs
    2:37 pm
    Oct 7, 2012

    Great pictures! And I always enjoy hearing recommendations about vendors, foods, products, etc. Sounds like you have a great Sunday planned. ;-)

  2. by lisaiscooking
    6:45 pm
    Oct 7, 2012

    The cocoa rubs sound like a great find! I’m definitely ready for stews and soups. But no snow, please! ;)

  3. by Susan
    5:58 pm
    Oct 17, 2012

    What a wonderful Sunday, Ilke, and beautiful place to visit. I love your little Monkeys ;)

  4. by Valentina
    12:57 am
    Oct 29, 2012

    So good to enjoy a nice cup of coffee before you tackle the kitchen clean-up (or anything)! ;-) Gorgeous pictures!

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