Hey, I thought we should introduce ourselves since we are almost neighbors. We live mostly in Seattle, but have a cacao farm on the Hamakua Coast of the Big Island of Hawaii. Our trees have just started to produce and I heard we had a harvest of 150 pods yesterday.
I assume you will be at the PNW Chocolate Festival next wkend? Perhaps we can meet there? We will be joined by another couple that have some land north of us who are planning on planting cacao over the holidays. I love this Hawaii/PNW connection.
If you want to contact me, use my other email address: firstname.lastname@example.org I don't make it here all that often.
Hi Erin...Haven't had a chance to use the temperer...it's been too hot here and my place doesn't have air conditioning. But I am thinking of getting up at 4 to try it out tomorrow morning.
As for the marshmallows, air is best, but you can do a gelatin base or egg base. I am trying to figure out once I get my new mixer, what I want to do. Egg based marshmallows don't last as long, but gelatin ones are denser. I will have to wait and see. My new mixer should be here this week.