Paletas de Pinole y Chocolate

These paletas exist somewhere between comforting cold weather food and icy refreshing summer treat. Just sweet enough, the pinole granules are mellowed by the richness of chocolate. These particular paletas were made with Rancho Gordo’s Pinole Azul, but you can also easily make your own.

Reading Material 12.18.15

This week’s readings: that time Paris ate the zoo, slave labor shrimp, a scandal in the chocolate world.

Atole de Moka – Mocha Corn Drink

Waking up with a cold nose makes me wish I had planned ahead in one of several ways. I could have closed the windows the night before. I could have made soup; there are few things better than soup for breakfast. I could have placed a glass of scotch on my bedside table for a…