And, lest you think yesterday’s herb salts were the only things we made ahead and packed along with us, allow me to remind you of the hot chocolate paste.
As with the herb salts, this was all explained last year. This hot chocolate paste has become such a staple part of our pantry that I didn’t want to be without it, even on a trip (why yes, I did also pack a teapot and several kinds of loose tea, why do you ask). If you missed it last year, you really should give it a shot, it’s awfully good stuff to have on hand. This time I put a layer of nutmeg and another of ancho on top (because packing along a nutmeg grater would just be one step too far, you’ve got to draw the line somewhere).