The idea of making chocolate confections has always made me a little intimidated. The heating, cooling, attempting not to burn it and then somehow get it into cute little shapes aspect of it can be nerve wracking. But I do love rich and creamy dark chocolate- especially when it’s herbal lavender chocolate.
For many, Valentine’s Day is defined by chocolate, flowers and a nice dinner (and probably some wine too) either with someone else or by oneself. I find I don’t usually need an excuse to want or enjoy chocolate but the month of February typically serves as a good reminder to me that oh, why yes, chocolate can easily be had and enjoyed.