Tuesday, October 31, 2006


This past spring I was getting antsy. My job wasn't making me feel inspired, and i wanted to try something new. I played around with the idea of making fresh cheese, and contacted local goat farmers. One woman returned my call and said "where will you stay when you intern here?"

I said, "In portland, I am not going to move! "
she replied: "I wake up before the sun to milk these goats, are you going to drive 2 hours every morning?"
Oh. right. this is not the thing for me right now.

Then into my inbox comes a bit of press about a local chocolatier. Immediately I knew what I wanted to do.
I contacted Sarah Hart at Alma Chocolates about interning with her.

Sarah is a wonderful woman who agreed to meet me for coffee to talk about my intentions:

Am I planning on learning her secrets and then opening my own shop down the street from her?


I felt an immediate connection and I couldn't wait for my first day.