Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Valentine's Day is for Chocolate and Cherries

I love chocolate and cherry combined. It doesn't matter if its in a richly colored piece of jewellery or a culinary delight. I thought I would share some delectable offerings with you of both types.

Chocolate Covered Cherries


  • 60 maraschino cherries with stems
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 3 tablespoons corn syrup
  • 2 cups sifted confectioners' sugar
  • 1 pound chocolate confectioners' coating


  1. Drain cherries and set on paper towels to dry.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine butter and corn syrup until smooth. Stir in confectioners' sugar and knead to form a dough. Chill to stiffen if necessary. Wrap each cherry in about 1 teaspoon of dough. Chill until firm.
  3. Melt confectioners' coating in a heavy saucepan over low heat. Dip each cherry in by its stem, and place on waxed paper lined sheets. Chill until completely set. Store in an airtight container in a cool place. Best after 1 or 2 weeks.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Being Stalked

I know the title sounds morbid and really scary but let me tell you a bit about this kind of stalking.
We are the Stalkers. We stalk a studio by promoting them and advertizing them to help them achieve sales. We alternate between a member studio and a random studio. I love being able to help others this way.

This morning however I discovered that I'm being stalked by my own guild. I'm blushing and honored to be stalked by such a great group of artisans.
If you would like to see the antics of our guild you can find us here: Stalkers Blog
or if you would like to join us you can find us here at the Stalkers Guild Hall

Thank you all for the work you have put in to the Stalkers Guild and in your stalking. You're an awesome group of talented artisans and I'm proud to call myself a Stalker.