Category: Bittersweet

Goodbye and Thank You

After a summer hiatus and much soul searching, I have decided to close down official operations as Bittersweet.  As many of you know, trying to run a business while also working a full time ‘day job’ can be exhausting, and after the fantastic ride of 2010, I knew deep down that I would not be able to sustain that pace…

chocolate covered

after a number of months on hiatus, i took a break today to make truffles for a longtime friend who is getting married next weekend.  alongside her fancy cake there will be my ginger-spice truffles and my pink salt truffles.  for me, the chocolatier alter ego has been an interesting journey.  last year i was fully entrenched, learning and selling…

Need a Favor?

the lovely Amaretto bittersweet truffle Wedding bells, anyone?  (No, not me) Bittersweet is now taking custom orders for truffles, chocolate covered strawberries, and other little delicious bites for your wedding reception and other special events.  Drop me a line for these and other custom orders….

Hip Happening this weekend…

favorite handmade cards by one of my favorite people! Bittersweet won’t be trufflin’ it this time around, but I still want to invite you to check out the super rad… HIP HAPPENING SPRING BAZAAR  This Saturday April 30th 11-5 Come and see fabulous one-of-a- kind creations from over 40 talented local artisans, including my amazing friend Pam with her Dylanbug…

Local Special for the Li’l Bunnies…

Bittersweet was just so madly in love with the sunshine that came upon us Portlanders yesterday that, while filling an order for Pink Salt Truffles for our friend Nicholas out in Chicago, an old favorite of mine also made an appearance – the Blackberry Truffle.  Made with my own homemade organic blackberry jam that is very light on the sugar…

New Excuses for a Box o’ Bittersweet…

peanut butter makes birthdays better…. Okay my little Easter bunnies, Bittersweet is back in the kitchen and just made a batch of her personal favorite, peanut butter truffles – dark chocolate swirled with organic peanut butter, then rolled in peanuts.  For this batch photographed, I only rolled half in the peanuts as I’m playing with visuals right now in my…

Next Up With Bittersweet…

Hey y’all, Bittersweet is taking a hiatus from in-store sales and focusing on custom orders, experimenting with some new flavors this spring.  Your suggestions on Facebook have been fantastic these past few months, and now with the holidays over, I’ll be tempting you soon with some new creations… Love to all the Bittersweeties…and keep those online orders coming! XOaimee

Bittersweet Truffles now at Cafe Eleven !

now the best pastries in town sit alongside some amazing truffles! Cafe Eleven (formerly Florio) now has Bittersweet truffles! For Valentine’s Day, Bittersweet has put together a special Cafe Eleven assortment – boxes of four truffles for $10 with lavender, clove, espresso, and pink salt inside. 435 NE Rosa Parks WayPortland, Oregon (One block east of MLK) Open Hours: Monday…

Why I Love Hand-Rolling Truffles…

Experimenting again with French molds for my truffles and am just not feelin’ it – love my  hand-rolled truffles but thought I’d show my Bittersweeties the limited edition truffle I did as a gift for someone very special to me. It’s white chocolate infused with fresh organic banana and creme de banana, surrounded by a shell of bittersweet chocolate.  Very…

My Crafty World…

Definitely had a bigger space than usual – next time I’ll have a backdrop!! Convention Center is HUGE – fortunately I got a corner spot near the door! my table setup – I use my grandmother’s tea set for displaying and sampling… trying to keep things minimalist with the display (dig that eco packaging!!) my three varieties – The Classics,…