What do you want
to do when you grow up?
"Find a girlfriend. Kiss her. Rule the world!" --- Ben, age7
as we welcome you with Chocolate Covered Strawberries, Sweets, and Pink
Champagne. You'll find balloons, hearts, fuchsia peonies French tulips,
and roses galore. Surprises fill every day from Raspberry Razzle Dazzle
Cake, Berry Bread Pudding with Vanilla Sauce, along with Chocolates,
Chocolate Jumbles, Bark, and Brownie Bites. Love is simply contagious with
All around town love
is celebrated with live music for sipping or dancing, Restaurant's special
magical menus; Vino-tines Tastings at Fenn Valley Winery; Virtue Cider's
Wassail Party with live music, bonfires, and horse-drawn sleigh rides; The
Cider Maker's Dinner at Crane's, A Pairing Party by Borrowed Time; Dinner
Theater at Root; and The Winter Break Gallery Stroll at all of our
galleries. Our villages have a glow about them.
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"You really shouldn't say 'I love you unless you mean it.
But if you mean it, you should say it a lot. People forget."
Jessica , age 8
Chocolate Toffee Bark with Sea Salt
"All you need
is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt."
--- Charles M. Schultz
thin after dinner chocolates are simply addictive. Just the right
magical combination of salty to sweet has made them a staple in our
repertoire. Layers of toffee bits, chocolate, toasted almonds, plus
a sprinkling of sea salt have made them completely habit-forming for
The Woman of Wickwood and my own sweet tooth. Best of all,
they’re simple to make. Makes 4 dozen.
15 store-bought or
homemade graham crackers, broken into four sections
1½ bags (12
ounces) toffee bits
1½ cups raw
almonds, toasted and coarsely chopped
¾ cups sugar
1¼ cups unsalted
butter (2½ sticks)
bittersweet chocolate chips (we prefer Ghirardelli)
¾ teaspoon sea
1 cup sliced
Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with
parchment paper. Place graham crackers in a single layer on sheet,
edges touching. Sprinkle toffee bits and almonds evenly over the
2. Bring sugar and butter to boil in a small saucepan. Reduce heat
and cook at a rapid simmer, swirling pan occasionally until mixture
is blended and syrupy, approximately 2 minutes. Immediately pour
over the graham crackers. Bake until sugar topping is bubbling,
about 15-18 minutes. Immediately sprinkle chocolate and salt evenly
over graham crackers. When the chocolate has melted using the back
of a spoon spread it evenly using Jackson Pollock strokes across the
diagonal of the surface creating a striated surface. Sprinkle evenly with the sliced almonds
and allow to cool completely. Bars may be cut with a sharp knife, or
broken apart into irregular pieces with the tip of a knife. Store in
an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week.
"Love is when your
puppy licks your face even after you left
him alone all day." --- Mary Ann, age 4
"Love is when Mommy gives Daddy the best piece of chicken."
--- Elaine, age 5