Chocolate olive oil cake recipe with Frogletiers

Chocolate olive oil cake recipe with Frogletiers

Way back in the spring 2011, when we were moving production (for the first time!) from our house on Isle au Haut, into a fancy-schmancy new commercial kitchen build-out 50 feet away in our barn, we got a call from the good folks at Martha Stewart Living Magazine. The year...

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On Being a Boss

On Being a Boss

Steve and I made a list of every person who lived on the island. We then crossed off everyone we considered a friend (we were starting to learn that a sure way to destroy a friendship, was to hire the friend). Then we crossed off anyone we considered an enemy....

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Enter: Autumn- with Apple Cinnamon Bun recipe

Enter: Autumn- with Apple Cinnamon Bun recipe

Enter: Autumn - with Apple Cinnamon Bun Recipe It was a beautiful weekend here in Portland. I made liberal use of my flannel shirts, and put on socks for the first time in months. Both Saturday and Sunday morning found me at my neighborhood coffee shop, reminiscing about my own...

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The Way to Dad's Heart

The Way to Dad's Heart

We're a tight crew here at BDC, and the past couple of months have shown me, in many different ways, how we have each other's backs. Our goal is to post on the blog around every holiday, but staff shortages and a sudden, steep uptick in business have me way...

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Mother’s Day Eve

Mother’s Day Eve

Mother’s Day Eve: When people tell me how much they admire the fact that I created a business around something that I love, I feel a little guilty. The truth is, when I dreamed up this job of making chocolate, I wasn’t really all that crazy about chocolate. Never had...

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