Everyone seems to really like the Celebrator Truffles. That makes me happy! One of my buddies who was a huge taste tester when I came up with the mint chocolate explosion cookies told me that the beer truffle is the best thing I've ever made. That made me feel good, and based on the standard I've set for myself that at least one person needs to tell me each recipe is the best chocolate they've ever had, I think this one counts. Scratch two off the list.
I really enjoy the creative process involved with making these chocolates. I have a slew of ideas to try, just waiting for the time and chocolate. It's remarkably fun for me, and I'm beginning to realize that I can trust my instincts. I'm learning too that part of the creative process for me is a percolation factor of sorts. It seems necessary for me to allow ideas to run rampant through my head for a few weeks, trying different possibilities in my mind. I suppose this percolation factor could be called daydreaming, but I've realized that this is part of how I work and operate at my best. It's surprising when those thoughts pop in my head--sometimes I have eureka moments at the most random of times, and I usually know I'm on to something when I reach a point where I can't wait to get home to try a new idea. It's all very cool to see how the mind works. I think part of learning who we are is to recognize how our mind works and to trust it.