Despite what one might suspect about winter life on an island off the coast of New England,
we have been busy here at Enchanted Chocolates. True, busy braving the many nor’easters but also preparing for the upcoming season by making lots of new chocolate treats. Most importantly we’ve been happily occupied with the new addition to our family, Finnegan Edward Roland, born January 18th to Amandine and Louis Hall. Amandine, as Hatchery Manager of Martha’s Vineyard Shellfish Group, is also responsible for spawning the delicious island scallops, oysters and clams we all enjoy. My son Louis is a teacher at the M.V. Charter School, owner of Anything Apple, and aso known to many as the “chocolate guy” at the West Tisbury Farmers Market. Their delightful pirate baby has captured our hearts and rules our days. He reigns in the chocolate kitchen as head Ooompa Loompa and muse, enchanting us all.
He recently inspired Finnegan’s Rainbow Nonpareils, our fun and colorful version of the classic confection. The color combination was perfected by namesake and great-grandfather Edward Cowley and grandmother while Finnegan, Uncle Brian and great-grandmother oversaw production. Four generations at home together, creating, working, playing in the kitchen. Sometimes dreams that you dare to dream really do come true.
On island this weekend? Don’t miss the great food & music at the Shellfish Extravaganza & Chowder Contest this Saturday, April 20th, 7 to 10 at the Chilmark Community Center. All proceeds go to the Martha’s Vineyard Shellfish Group.
Contact Lynn Christoffers when in need of a great photographer- she specializes in babies and pets. 508-696-4920