Hallie Baker here, from Turtle Alley Chocolates, my own personal haven, and your own personal pit-stop for all things sweet. This is the place where I get to write about the things I'm elbow deep in, whether it's a new recipe, a flavor I can't get enough of, the latest song I'm butchering on my uke, chocolate tips, recipes, just whatever the hell I'm excited about -- on the sweet side.
Such freedom! Such overwhelming freedom!
About half my life I've been messing around with chocolate. In 1999, I opened up my first shop in Gloucester, MA. A few years later, a second shop in Salem, MA. We've had a lot of luck with great reviews, and extremely loyal and devoted fans. In the past year, everything culminated in the chance to write and publish Turtle, Truffle, Bark! -- which was way more fun than I could have anticipated.
It's a lucky life I lead.
As the business has grown, our Turtle Crew has expanded (in a most excellent way, I might add), leaving me more time to play with flavors and test out new recipes, which is my favorite thing. Because I really am a lucky so-and-so.
So welcome to the blog, welcome to my world, hold on to your hats, and enjoy the ride!
PS. favorite chocolate right now: dark chocolate papaya coconut caramel.
PPS. currently butchering "Girl Talk" on uke.
PPPS. favorite smell on a scooter ride is beach roses on the back shore.
Over and out, good buddies!